Career Opportunities Professor of Practice of Urban Informatics & Urban Informatics Capstone Project Coordinator

The NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) invites applications for a full-time non-tenured Professor of Practice position. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Practice depending on qualifications of the candidate. We seek a talented professional with experience and expertise in data analytics and applied data science in cities, particularly in organizing, managing, and leading data-driven problem-solving in city agencies. The successful candidate will serve as the Urban Science Intensive Capstone Coordinator and will manage and supervise the applied data science capstone projects in the CUSP MS in Applied Urban Science and Informatics program and future programs as they are developed. The Capstone Coordinator will work with NYC agencies to identify, define, and facilitate applied data projects, as well as coordinate data sharing and engagement between CUSP and the respective city agencies.

The successful candidate will possess advanced academic credentials with an earned doctorate preferred, a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional/research experience related to cities in the private or public sectors, and will have a background and applied experience in urban informatics, big data analytics, data science, quantitative urban policy and planning, or a related discipline. Desirable teaching qualifications include evidence of excellence in teaching, excellent verbal and communication skills, interest in a highly collaborative faculty and student environment, and experience in curriculum planning and course development. Experience managing and leading analytics and data-driven projects either in or with city agencies, in any urban domain, is required.

Typical responsibilities of the position will include:

-     Teaching:  Courses in topics such as applied urban data science, urban operations/policy, or analytics project management, including introductory graduate-level courses and team-based experiential learning and       project-oriented design seminars.

-     Curriculum development: Participating with CUSP faculty on defining curricular needs, including the design of introductory course sequences, tracks and concentrations, and establishing appropriate learning outcomes across CUSP graduate programs.

-     Educational innovation:  Exploring the role of new technology in driving pedagogy, opportunities for education-related grant proposals, and involvement across NYU in developing best practices in teaching.

-     Graduate student advising and mentoring.

-     Capstone Coordinator- Applied City Data Projects:  As Capstone Coordinator, the successful candidate will work with NYC agencies to identify, define, and facilitate applied data projects, as well as coordinate data sharing and engagement between CUSP and the respective city agencies. The Professor of Practice will oversee the full lifecycle of the project portfolio and guide student-faculty-sponsor engagement to support a successful student experience and delivery of project goals.

The teaching load for this position, including the Capstone Coordinator responsibilities, is (2) courses and the supervision of (2) Capstone project teams, over the one-year, three-semester program schedule.

Initial appointment is for twelve (12) months and contracts are renewable in one- (1) to three- (3) year terms based on performance.

Required application documents include a cover letter describing how your experience meets the requirements of the position, curriculum vitae, representative publications or examples/case studies of applied data science project experience, and names and contact information for at least three references. Interested candidates should email required documents to

The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. In keeping with this commitment, CUSP strongly encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups. Individuals with disabilities seeking accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, at