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The Department of Technology, Culture, and Society (TCS) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for a full time, non-tenured, renewable faculty position at the level of Industry Assistant Professor, with a start date of September 1, 2023.

About TCS

The Department of Technology, Culture, and Society provides instruction and supports research in what we see as core elements of Tandon engineering: creative, ethical, and sustainable design. We deliver nationally-recognized undergraduate and graduate degrees in Integrated Design & Media (IDM); and offer best-in-class undergraduate coursework in ethics, sustainability and urban design, and science and technology studies. Situated on NYU’s Downtown Brooklyn campus and with access to world-class facilities, the Integrated Design & Media (IDM) program trains students in creative practice, design research and multidisciplinary experimentation with emerging media technologies.

Throughout the department, we emphasize an approach to technologies to support human values and interdependence, building a field of practice that combines the ethics of an arts practice with the technical rigor of engineering. We take pride in emphasizing justice and sustainability across the curriculum, with strengths in accessibility and inclusive design, environmental and ecological sustainability, the ethics and politics of technologies, alterity and speculative design, and feminism and STEM. Our diverse faculty have training in design, fine arts, and critical social sciences and engage in research and artistic practice using ethnographic methods, archival research, community-engaged research, practice-driven research, and more.

We are seeking a colleague to further develop and teach in our Ethics of Technology program (required for all Engineering undergraduates) as well as to teach thematic areas around ethics, advocacy, and activism within the Integrated Design & Media degree programs. We welcome both scholars and practitioners working in or at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy of Technology, Cultural or Media Studies, Visual or Material Culture, Fine and Performing Arts, Art Theory and/or History, Critical Design Studies and/or History, Design Research, or other relevant fields.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a substantial commitment, whether through practice, publishing, and/or teaching, to working on issues of social justice and technology. This may include the relationship between technology and design and race, gender, class, disability, health, or culture. We especially invite applicants who foreground historically marginalized perspectives in their work, and\or have a critical take on historically dominant and normative canons, paradigms, structures and practices.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the department’s required Ethics and Technology courses and in the IDM degree programs. They will also participate in curriculum development initiatives related to undergraduate and graduate seminar courses, with a focus on ethics and technology at the undergraduate level, and critical theory and research courses relevant to art, media and design students at the graduate level.

The successful candidate should be an excellent teacher with a strong commitment to student mentorship. Candidates must have a terminal degree in their field (Ph.D. strongly preferred) and a strong record of scholarship, design or artistic practice, and/or technical innovation in their areas of focus. We welcome candidates with a hybrid, interdisciplinary academic background (e.g., degrees in engineering or arts/design, and humanities or social sciences), and whose scholarship and/or work is concerned with themes of advocacy or activism, social or civic engagement, cultural and environmental sustainability, and/or equity in media or design contexts are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit the following materials electronically:

  • Cover letter

  • Current CV

  • 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.

  • Names and contact information for three references

Candidates who advance will be asked to submit additional documents:

  • A teaching statement and/or up to two sample syllabi, either taught or proposed, that the candidate believes would complement our existing curriculum

  • Any additional supporting materials (a publication, portfolio, etc.)

We will review applications beginning on February 1, 2023, and will continue until we fill the position. Should you have any questions please contact: Ahmed Ansari,, and Danya Glabau,

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. NYU Tandon faculty are world renowned leaders in science and technology, with a strong commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship that make a difference in the world. With NYU's unrivaled global network of campuses, we promote a truly global engineering education. We are deeply committed to teaching and learning, and we lead in online education and in K-12 STEM outreach. Our students conduct Vertically Integrated Research projects and participate in an extensive undergraduate summer research program.

NYU Tandon is committed to substantially increase the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups in STEM and we encourage candidates from such groups to apply. We aspire 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 female students and students who are the first in their family to go to college. NYU belongs to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists with dual-career searches, and our faculty are supported by a range of work-life balance programs provided by theNYU Office of Work Life.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary (for 9 month) range for this position is $70,000 - $125,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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