IDC Design and Construction Chair / Industry Professor
NYU Tandon School Of Engineering
April 2, 2018
Brooklyn, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Civil - Construction, Civil - University / Academic, Civil Engineering
NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites nominations and
applications for an Industry Professor to hold the IDC Design and
Construction Chair in the Department of Civil & Urban Engineering.
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. The position is made possible by an
endowment provided by the IDC Foundation, which was established
by the Institute of Design and Construction in Brooklyn, New York.
The position is not tenured/tenure track and will involve teaching,
research administration, and service.
The IDC Chair is expected to lead NYU’s efforts to establish the IDC
Foundation Initiative for Construction Innovation (ICI). ICI is
envisioned as an industry-supported center that conducts impactful,
world-class research, educational, and outreach activities, guided by
the active involvement of leaders from the Architecture, Engineering,
and Construction (AEC) community.
The IDC Chair will be an experienced, dynamic, individual who
possesses the vision and leadership abilities to create a sustainable
go-to center for creative solutions to modern AEC challenges. The
ideal candidate will combine (1) extensive experience in successfully
managing large infrastructure or construction programs, (2) a strong
academic background in AEC, (3) the credibility to attract research
funding from both governmental and private sources, and (4) a
history of proven interactions at the highest possible level with
government officials, heads of public authorities and large
construction and consulting companies. A PhD in Civil Engineering
or a related discipline and prior teaching experience are highly
Candidates must have a clear vision for advancing ICI’s research
mission through the development of a long-term research agenda
that opens new avenues of funded research while complementing
and enhancing existing resources within NYU.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current CV, and the
names and contact information of three references. All application
materials should be submitted electronically.
About NYU Tandon School Of Engineering
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. The school is based in downtown Brooklyn and offers programs at sites throughout the region, around the globe and remotely through online learning. The School is connected strongly to NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and other units of NYU.