Faculty Openings

The Wilf Family Department of Politics is seeking two full-time tenure-track members. Position is open with respect to subfield.  The positions are to begin September 1, 2016, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

Candidates must possess a PhD by September 2016, in political science or a cognate discipline.  S/he will have a record of excellent research that has been published or otherwise disseminated in a manner appropriate to career stage.  Candidates should also have proven ability as excellent teachers at undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Please apply online at:

Due to problems associated with accessing the application website, the deadline for submission has been extended to 5:00PM on September 25, 2015.  Candidates are strongly encouraged to supply a link to their professional website; this will enhance their applications by allowing the search committee easy access to additional information that might be needed.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) seeks applications for tenured Full Professor positions in a broad range of fields related to urban informatics and its application to urban challenges. These faculty hires will strengthen CUSP’s efforts to advance urban science through the creation of new data technologies and methodologies and to address concretely such urban challenges as energy, environment, safety, security, social services, transportation, and public health.

CUSP’s research and education stands at the intersection of two simple but compelling trends – the growing importance of cities and the rapid evolution of data technologies. Located in the heart of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle – a focus of ongoing investments in science, technology, and economic development – CUSP uses New York City as its laboratory and classroom, acquiring, managing, integrating, and analyzing data derived from city agencies, the private sector, and novel sensing technologies. Close partnerships with government agencies in the New York City area and the resources of CUSP’s academic, commercial, and national laboratory partners are key assets in these activities.

CUSP has made substantial investments in developing novel capabilities critical to advancing Urban Science. A state-of- the-art Data Facility securely provides users with diverse and interoperable datasets, as well as tools for their analysis. The CUSP Urban Observatory is pioneering highly granular, persistent, and synoptic observations from urban vantage points in multiple modalities. The CUSP Quantified Community initiative is creating highly-instrumented urban neighborhoods via an integrated, expandable sensor network and citizen engagement. The SONYC project has developed and is deploying low-cost highly capable acoustic sensors to measure and characterize urban sounds. And urban mobility and traffic safety are being studied through a suite of interrelated forefront research projects.

CUSP’s one-year MS program in Applied Urban Science and Informatics has a current enrollment of more than eighty quantitatively talented students from a diversity of backgrounds including the physical, data, and social sciences, as well as engineering. It leverages New York City as a living lab, and builds upon the strengths of CUSP’s academic and government partnerships to create a unique data-driven educational offering with projects that concretely address current urban challenges.

Successful candidates for these faculty positions will have a record of outstanding research accomplishments and leadership in one or more fields relevant to the infrastructure, environment, or human aspects of cities, as well as a demonstrated appetite for productive multidisciplinary collaboration. While successful applicants will be expected to anchor their teaching assignments and research projects within CUSP, their academic position will formally reside within an appropriate tenure-granting unit of NYU.

Applications must be received on or prior to January 15, 2015. Review of applications will start on January 25, 2016 and we expect new faculty to join CUSP by Fall 2016.

To submit an application, please send the following documents to employment.cusp@nyu.edu:

  • Curriculum Vitae and bibliography
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Relevant research publications (at least two and no more than five)
  • List of references (at least four)

EEO/AA Policy
The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. In keeping with this commitment, CUSP strongly encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups. Individuals with disabilities seeking accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, at equal.opportunity@nyu.edu.