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Department Chair and Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

New York University, Tandon School of Engineering
Brooklyn, New York
Closing date
Jan 6, 2023

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Physical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Engineering
Position Type
Full Time
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Academic Dean/Dept. Head, Faculty
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New York University: NYU - NY: Tandon School of Engineering: Computer Science & Engineering


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering (NYU Tandon) invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Professor of CSE, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2023.

The CSE department has 21 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, including 13 NSF CAREER Award winners, as well as 13 contract faculty members. We have multiple tenure track faculty slots open for growth.  The department has a history of collaborative research across NYU, including with the Center for Urban Science and Progress, the Center for Data Science, the Grossman School of Medicine, the Global School of Public Health, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and other Tandon School of Engineering Departments.

Departmental research areas include big data management, analysis, and visualization, security and privacy, algorithms and theory, and machine learning. We also have groups working in interdisciplinary research areas like AI for games, fair and responsible data science, cybercrime, public health and social media, online political communication, urban computing, and sports analytics.

The next Chair will shape the department's future; attract the finest faculty; identify areas for investment; pursue and strengthen cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary efforts in research and education; champion the work of the department; and oversee the maturation of the department's organizational structure to support the growth of the department. Tandon seeks a Chair who combines outstanding achievements in computer science with effective leadership, collaborative and creative strength, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and a passion for the mission of the department, the School, and the University.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual 9-month base salary range for this position is $225,000- $295,000. 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.

Application Instructions

Please submit applications electronically at the following link:  Applications should include a cover letter, a current CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, recent teaching evaluations (if available), as well as a statement of your experience in inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity (IDBE) efforts, and your plans to incorporate them into your teaching, research, mentoring and service. Please also list the names and contact information for four references.

We will review applications beginning on December 1, 2022, and will continue until we fill the position. We encourage you to submit early.

Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

Karen McPhedran, Managing Associate

Alexandra Lolavar, Associate

Courtney Cabansag, Associate

Briana Hughey, Search Coordinator

About the University and the School

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 Polytechnic University. 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 is committed to substantially increase 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.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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