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Contract Faculty, Robotics
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Date Posted Oct. 25, 2021
Title Contract Faculty, Robotics
University NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Department Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Until Filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2022
  • Contract Faculty
  • Robotics
    Engineering - Other
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for a full-time, non-tenured, renewable faculty position in Mechanical Engineering, at the level of Industry Assistant Professor, with a start date of September 1, 2022.

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department invites applicants for classroom and laboratory teaching and project/thesis mentoring in Robotics and Mechatronics. The successful candidate should be an excellent teacher and must be able to mentor projects/theses in support of our MS program in Mechatronics and Robotics and undergraduate courses in our Robotics minor. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in engineering closely related to Robotics and a substantial record of industrial experience and/or teaching in these areas.

We invite applicants for classroom and laboratory teaching in all areas closely allied with Robotics. The candidate should be an excellent teacher with a Ph.D. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or other discipline related to Robotics, and a record of industrial experience and/or teaching in Robotics.

Application Instructions
Please submit the following materials electronically:
  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Teaching statement
  • 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 (if available)
  • Names and contact information for three references.

We will review applications beginning on December 15, 2021, and will continue until we fill the position. We encourage you to submit early.

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.

The department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offer a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Mechatronics and Robotics, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. There are 20 full-time faculty in the department, with 430 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Robotics research and education at NYU focuses on developing and teaching the fundamental principles, theories, and algorithms for autonomous intelligent machines. Through our research and education, we aim to enhance mobility, service, infrastructure, and healthcare. Our mission is to carry out fundamental and multidisciplinary research to advance the science of robotics, to educate and mentor students in the theory and practice of robotics, and to make a positive impact on society. For more information about our robotics program please visit:

NYU Tandon is committed to creating 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. 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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