Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor


The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for a Visiting Assistant or Associate faculty position, with a start date of September 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will serve as the Interim Director of Academics at CUSP.  This position is full-time, non-tenured, with an initial appointment for 1 year, renewable depending on need and performance. 

As the Interim Director of Academics at CUSP, the successful candidate will manage a staff of two, and lead admissions, marketing, student services, curricular development and quality control for our programs. As part of CUSP’s leadership team, they will also contribute to strategic planning and decision-making for the center and lead our faculty on academic issues. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise students and teach 4-5 courses/year, including our two-semester capstone sequence of hands-on project work with external partners, as well as specialized courses from our required or elective lists.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. (preferred) or master’s degree in a relevant field. We especially welcome applications from candidates with a hybrid academic background (e.g., degrees in STEM and the social sciences), and whose work is concerned with urban science, engineering, policy or planning. The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching and managing academic programs. Relevant administrative experience includes, but is 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. Experience working with the public or private sector, especially at the intersection of data, technology and social good, is a plus. We are looking for energetic, proactive and self-motivated candidates, with highly developed problem-solving skills and the ability to bring various stakeholders together (e.g. faculty, staff, school admin and external partners) to continuously improve the experience for our students.

Application Instructions

You should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Teaching and (if relevant) research statements
  • A statement of your experience with or knowledge of inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging efforts and your plans for incorporating them into your teaching, research, mentoring and service. See guidelines for IDBE Statements for Faculty Search Candidates
  • Recent teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Names and contact information for at least three references

We will review applications starting July 26, 2021 and will continue until we fill the position.

About Us

New York University (NYU) is one of the top private universities in the United States. NYU Tandon has an illustrious past as Brooklyn Poly and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Our mission is to excel in research, teaching and entrepreneurship. We aim to inspire and educate engineers for the 21st century.

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  online Advanced Certificate programs in Applied Urban Science and Informatics, empowering our students with the knowledge and technical expertise needed to make cities around the world more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. Using New York City as our laboratory and classroom, we strive to contribute novel data- and technology-driven solutions to improving urban public health, fairness and inclusivity, climate change and disaster resilience, and infrastructure. Situated on NYU’s Brooklyn campus and with access to a world-class facility, CUSP’s educational programs combine the development of data science, engineering and civic innovation skills with experiential learning focused on how to apply those skills to affect positive change in the world.

NYU Tandon is committed to create a climate where diversity and inclusion are not only appreciated but considered an asset for creativity and innovation, and we seek faculty who have a real passion for a culturally diverse environment. We take pride in our high numbers of women students and students who are the first in their family to go to college. Tandon belongs to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists with dual-career searches, and our faculty are supported by a range of services and programs provided by the NYU Office of Work Life.

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