Professor of the Practice


  • Professional
  • Nashville, TN
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: January 31, 2023

Vanderbilt University
Computer Science

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS) AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking applicants for a professor of the practice or lecturer of computer science position with a target start date of as early as the Spring 2023 semester. Primary responsibilities are to teach three core CS courses per semester ranging from introductory to upper-division. Ideal qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related discipline and prior teaching experience in these programs. This is a term appointment, eligible for renewal, contingent on performance. The CS department at Vanderbilt launched in 2020 a multi-year faculty recruitment and hiring process to propel the Vanderbilt computer science program to one of the leading academic programs nationally and beyond. We are committed to teaching and research excellence, and have a number of professors of the practice and lecturers who are fully integrated into the CS department.

Ranked #13 nationally, Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally recognized research university located on 330 park-like acres 1.5 miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Its 10 distinct schools share a single cohesive campus that values collaboration. The university enrolls over 13,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 36% minority students and over 1,100 international students from 84 countries.

With a metro population of over two million people, Nashville’s top industries by employment include trade, transportation and utilities; education and health services; professional and business services; government; and leisure and hospitality. Other industries include manufacturing, financial activities, construction, and information. Long known as a hub for health care and music, Nashville is a technology center with a considerable pool of health care, AI, and defense-related jobs available. In recent years, the city has experienced an influx of major office openings by some of the largest global tech companies and prime Silicon Valley startups.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol.  Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University. Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office https://www.vanderbilt.edu/eoa/.

Applications should be submitted on-line at: https://apply.interfolio.com/115880. Applications should include a full CV, statement of teaching experience and interests, as well as names and email addresses of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.