Tenure - Track Assistant Professor (Urban Hydrology and Climate Change)

New York University

New York, NY, USA 🇺🇸


The Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at the New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, anticipated to begin on September 1, 2022. Higher rank appointments may be possible for exceptional candidates.   This search is part of a cluster hire in Predicting Climate Change and its Impacts: From the Global to Urban Scale that includes the departments of Civil and Urban Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and the Center for Data Science. More information about this cluster, and NYU’s broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative, can be found here and here. Additional faculty positions will be advertised as part of the cluster, with the intention of creating a diverse, inter-disciplinary cohort to devise cutting edge research and curricular developments. Inquiries about this position and its role within the cluster can be addressed to [email protected].


We seek individuals who have, or have the potential to develop, a strong record of scholarship, leadership, and curricular innovation, and an excellent funding record. You should also demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring. The ideal candidate should have a research portfolio at the nexus of urban hydrology and climate change, including but not limited to modeling urban hydrology, compound coastal flooding, and flows through urban water infrastructure (such as combined sewer systems and stormwater infrastructure); effects of climate change on flood hazards in urban systems; stormwater and coastal flood impacts to infrastructure, communities, and accessibility; flood hazard adaptation and mitigation (such as infrastructure resilience); advanced hydrological modeling and sensing with actionable use of data and application to local decision-making; and topics at the intersection of urban hydrology, community impacts, and environmental justice. 

A Ph.D. in civil or environmental engineering, hydrology, or a related STEM field is required.  Candidates should have a distinguished record of research and evidence of teaching excellence. 

Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials electronically:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Statement of research interests
  • Teaching statement
  • Recent teaching evaluations, if available
  • A list of at least three references who could provide a letter on your behalf upon request
  • 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.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. 

 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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