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New York University Industry Assistant or Associate Professor, Center for Urban Science and Progress in Brooklyn, New York

The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at 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, 2024. New York University (NYU) is one of the top private universities in the United States.

CUSP seeks candidates that can contribute to its urban science and policy line of expertise in the following areas: data, policy and decision making; civic analytics, innovation, technology and cities; digital geography; computational social science; data visualization, and data informed urban policy. We are interested in candidates with a focus on the intersection between cities, science, technology, innovation and public good.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., degrees in engineering, computer science and the social sciences with a focus on data informed urban policy studies, public health, urban environmentalism and sustainability or digital geography), and a strong record of industry or public-sector experience, technical innovation, and/or scholarship in CUSP’s areas of focus. Ideal candidates should 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 multi- or transdisciplinary academic backgrounds and whose work is concerned with themes of urban science and policy approaches to cities and complexity, with attention to social/civic engagement, governance, sustainability, livability, resilience and/or justice.

Please submit the following materials through the "Apply Now" link.

  • Cover letter

  • Current CV

  • A teaching statement describing experience and teaching philosophy

  • 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.

  • Recent teaching evaluations

  • Publications or related evidence of disciplinary work demonstrating research, teaching and engagement activities toward urban science and urban data science applications

  • Names and contact information for three references.

    Review of applications begins on November 15th 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Danielle Wright:

About Us

The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at NYU 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 graduate 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. 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.

New York University (NYU) is one of the top private universities in the United States, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering traces its roots back to 1854, building on an illustrious past as Brooklyn Poly and the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Our mission is to excel in research, teaching, and entrepreneurship and inspire and educate engineers for the 21st century — backed by an historic commitment of $1 billion ( to recruit new faculty, fuel groundbreaking basic and applied research in key areas, and expand the Downtown Brooklyn campus. 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. We are deeply committed to teaching and learning, and with NYU’s unrivaled global network of campuses, we promote a truly global engineering education. 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 increasing 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 the NYU Office of Work Life (

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual (9 month) base salary range for this position is $80,000 - $120,000 for the Industry Assistant Professor rank and $90,000 - $140,000 for the Industry Associate Professor rank. 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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