The Department of Technology, Culture, and Society at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for a full time, non-tenured, renewable faculty position as Academic Director of the Sustainable Urban Environments with a start date of September 1, 2020.
Our mission is to excel in research, teaching and entrepreneurship. We aim to inspire and educate engineers 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.
Sustainable Urban Environments (SUE) is a unique interdisciplinary B.Sc. program that addresses both social and technical issues that are critical to environmental problems, particularly as they relate to cities. Courses are necessarily multidisciplinary in order to offer students an appreciation of the variety of policy, planning, and engineering approaches needed to support livable, sustainable and equitable cities. The program takes a global perspective on sustainable cities while making use of New York City as an urban laboratory. We also co-sponsor a 5 year BS-MS program with the NYU Wagner School of Public Policy. For more information on the program, please see https://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/programs/sustainable-urban-environments-bs
SUE is one of three undergraduate majors in the Department of Technology, Culture, and Society, which also sponsors a BSc. in Science and Technology Studies, and a BSc. and M.S. in Integrated Digital Media. Our department also has two affiliate research institutes, AI Now!, which studies the social, cultural, and economic impact of artificial intelligence, and Gov Lab, which studies how to use technology to govern more effectively and legitimately.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in a field that connects urban issues, environmental concerns and humanities/social science research. These areas include (but are not limited to) urban or environmental history and the environmental social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography). Urban policy and planning and the design fields are also appropriate, especially if the prospect has a human behavior/user needs research orientation.. Experience with curriculum design and academic experience is preferred.
You should submit:
Recent teaching evaluations
A teaching statement describing experience and teaching philosophy
Names and contact information for three references.
We will review applications starting November 1, 2019 and will continue until we fill the position; we encourage you to submit early.
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