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Dibner Family Chair, Professor, (Tandon, TCS)

NYU Tandon School of Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering not BA-granting

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS History of Philosophy, Technology
AOS categories History of Philosophy
AOC History of Philosophy, Technology
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Location Brooklyn, New York, United States
Job description

The Department of Technology, Culture, and Society (TCS) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for the Dibner Family Chair in the History and Philosophy of Technology and Science, to start on September 1, 2023.

The Dibner Family Chair in the History and Philosophy of Technology and Science is dedicated to promoting humanistic perspectives on science and technology and exploring the history and social implications of technology. The Chair consists of two (2) concurrent positions: (i) a Tenured Faculty Position and (ii) a Chair Position with a five-year renewable term. The candidate selected as Chair will simultaneously receive offers of an appointment to the Tenured Faculty Position and Chair Position. 


Qualified candidates will be scholars of international repute with a distinguished record of research in the history and philosophy of technology and science.  Applicants should have an accomplished record of scholarship in the interdisciplinary humanistic interpretation of technology and science, with interests in issues such as how science and engineering actually advance, how technological change broadly impacts society, and how technology and science can be viewed from various historical and philosophical perspectives within a predominantly technological environment. Applicants should be willing to lead the development of a top-ranked interdisciplinary program, be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring and possess outstanding intellectual leadership within the University.

We especially welcome applications from scholars of the history and/or philosophy of technology, with particular emphasis on the history and/or philosophy of media technologies,  to support our academic degree programs in Integrated Design & Media.  We also particularly welcome applicants who have, in addition to scholarly and critical expertise, an active practice in media, design, or arts. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Media Studies, Design, Science and Technology Studies, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Art History, or a related discipline. 

Application Instructions

 Please submit the following materials electronically:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Teaching statement
  • Research/Practice Statement
  • 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.
  • Recent teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2022. We encourage you to submit at your earliest convenience.

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.

The Department of Technology, Culture, and Society promotes critical engagement with the arts, design, technology and science while drawing on the perspectives of the humanities and social sciences.  We provide instruction and support research in what we see as core elements of Tandon engineering:  creative, ethical, sustainable design.  We deliver nationally-recognized undergraduate and graduate degrees in Integrated Design & Media; and offer best-in-class undergraduate coursework in ethics, sustainability, urban design, and science and technology studies.  Situated on NYU’s Brooklyn campus and with access to world-class facilities, the Integrated Design & Media (IDM) program trains students in creative practice, design research and multidisciplinary experimentation with emerging media technologies. We use technologies to support human values and interdependence, building a field of practice that combines the ethics of an arts practice with the technical rigor of engineering.

NYU Tandon is committed to substantially increasing 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.

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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.

Sustainability Statement 

NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at nyu.edu/sustainability

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/115940
Email to apply
Hard deadline December 21, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://engineering.nyu.edu/
Contact name Molly Elizabeth Burns
Contact email
Contact phone 6469973803
Time created October 24, 2022, 4:11pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 21, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Last updated October 24, 2022, 4:11pm UTC
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