Faculty Position in Robotics and Mechatronics

New York University

United States



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 Robotics and Mechatronics, with a start date of September 1, 2020. New York University (NYU) is one of the top private universities in the United States, and the Tandon School of Engineering has the distinct history of having been known previously as Brooklyn Poly and the 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. We are committed to quality, integrity, and respect for each other. We take pride in our high numbers of women students and students who are the first in their family to go to college. We seek faculty who have a real passion for a culturally diverse environment. Tandon belongs to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists with dual-career searches. 

We foster innovation and entrepreneurship that make a difference in the world:

  • Our faculty and students are part of the high-tech start-up culture in New York City and in downtown Brooklyn.

  • We support four “future lab” business incubators that connect our students and faculty to today’s innovation economy.

  • We collaborate closely with other universities throughout NYC.

  • We maintain strong partnerships with NY city and state governments and with industry and corporate communities.

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 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 handle courses and projects/theses in support of our MS program in Robotics and Mechatronics. Candidates should have a PhD degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline and a substantial record of industrial experience and/or teaching in these areas. 


Application Instructions

You should submit:

  • Cover letter

  • Current CV 

  • Recent teaching evaluations (if available)

  • Teaching statement describing experience and teaching philosophy

  • Names and contact information for three references.

We will review applications starting October 1, 2019 and will continue until we fill the position; we encourage you to submit early. 

In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com