The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for a full time, non-tenured, renewable faculty position, at the rank of Industry Assistant or Industry Associate Professor, with a start date of September 1, 2019. New York University (NYU) is one of the top private universities in the United States, and its Tandon School of Engineering has an illustrious past as Brooklyn Poly and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.
The mission of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is to excel in research, teaching and entrepreneurship. We aim to inspire and educate professionals for the 21st century. We are committed to quality, integrity, and respect for each other. We take pride in our high numbers of women students and students who are the first in their family to go to college. We seek faculty who have a real passion for a culturally diverse environment. Tandon belongs to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists with dual-career searches.
The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in the Tandon School of Engineering is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to the application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the service of urban communities across the globe. CUSP offers Master of Science and Advanced Certificate programs in Applied Urban Science and Informatics, empowering our students with the knowledge and technical expertise to make cities around the world more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. Using New York City as our laboratory and classroom, we strive to develop novel data- and technology-driven solutions for complex urban problems such as crime, environmental pollution and public health issues, as well as to contribute to the creation of smart urban infrastructure, the improvement of services and decision-making by local governments, and the empowerment of urban citizens to improve their quality of life. Situated on NYU’s Brooklyn campus and with access to a world-class facility, CUSP’s educational programs combine the development of science, technology and engineering skills with experiential learning focused on how to apply those skills to affect positive change in the world.
Description We seek candidates for this position with a proven track record in scholarship, administration and leadership, with a focus on the intersection between cities, science, technology, and social good. The successful candidate will serve as director of academics at CUSP, with responsibilities including the revamping/development of existing and new curricula in collaboration with our faculty; coordinating all aspects of the operation of our existing Masters of Science and Advanced Certificate programs including marketing, admissions, student affairs, career services and the management of our capstone process; hiring and retention of adjunct faculty; and leading strategic efforts to expand our educational offerings into the future. Through their leadership, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate and unite a team of faculty and staff to implement educational experiences through which our students develop the technical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills necessary to address the most pressing challenges facing urban communities throughout the world. As a faculty member, the successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in urban science and technology, advise and mentor students, and supervise capstone projects.
Candidates must have a master’s degree or Ph.D. in a relevant field, with an outstanding record of industrial or public-sector experience, technical innovation, and/or scholarship in your areas of focus. They are expected to have a successful record of leadership and administration, preferably in academia, with relevant experience including but not limited to managing budgets and staff; curricular design and implementation; coordinating admissions, internship or placement programs; effectively communicating with faculty, staff and students; conflict resolution; developing online programs; etc. Candidates are expected to have a strong record of excellence in teaching and mentorship at all levels, from introductory to advanced studies. We especially seek faculty colleagues who have a hybrid academic background (e.g., degrees in engineering, computer science and the social sciences), and whose work is concerned with themes of social/civic engagement, governance, sustainability, liveability, resilience and/or justice.
Application Instructions You should submit:
Current CV that points to an online portfolio of work
A teaching statement describing experience and teaching philosophy
Recent teaching evaluations
Three Confidential Letters of Recommendation.
Please submit materials electronically at https://apply.interfolio.com/61518
We will review applications starting April 20, 2019 and will continue until we fill the position.
New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NYU does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, unemployment status or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
About NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.