Job ID: 171562

Department Chair and Professor

NYU Tandon School of Engineering

  • Nov. 8, 2021
  • Department Chair and Professor
  • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Until Filled
  • Jun. 1, 2023
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Robotics
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Engineering - Other
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering (NYU Tandon) invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Professor of MAE, with an anticipated start date of June 1, 2023.

The MAE department has 20 full-time faculty (tenured, tenure-track, and contract faculty), some with cross appointments in other engineering departments such as Civil and Urban Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). The department also has five faculty members who reside at NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi, two research faculty, and seven affiliated faculty from other units of NYU.

Research in the MAE Department includes robotics/AI, dynamical and complex systems, biomedical systems, materials engineering, additive manufacturing, and thermo-fluids. The Department also has strength in STEM education research. For more information about the research groups in the MAE department, please see:

The department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MS degree in Mechatronics and Robotics. There are over 400 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students including 42 PhD students in the department.

The Department Chair is expected to provide vision and leadership to advance the education and research missions of the department. The Chair will serve as the primary representative of the department within the School, the University, and the community-at-large.

Successful candidates should have a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related discipline. We seek an individual with a strong record of scholarship, leadership, curricular innovation, an excellent funding record, and a strong commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion.

Application Instructions
Please submit the following materials electronically:
  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Research and teaching statement
  • A statement of your experience with or knowledge of inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging (IDEB) efforts and your plans for incorporating them into your teaching, research, mentoring, and service
  • Names and contact information for three references.

We will review applications beginning on January 1, 2022 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 School of Engineering 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. We lead and have ties to multidisciplinary centers in wireless technology, cybersecurity, urban informatics, data sciences, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and health, among others. Our faculty and students are part of the high-tech start-up culture in New York City and in downtown Brooklyn, and we support four “future lab” business incubators that connect our students and faculty to today’s innovation economy. With NYU's unrivaled global network of campuses, we promote a truly global engineering education. We are deeply committed to teaching and learning.

NYU Tandon aspires 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.

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