Full-Time Faculty (Tenure Track - Computer Science)

Posted On: December 17, 2013

Hours: Full Time


The Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art seeks outstanding candidates for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science.  The Nerken School is perennially ranked among the best undergraduate engineering schools in the nation, with bachelor and master degree‐granting departments in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, and Chemical Engineering and departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.  The School is distinguished by a curriculum that is rigorous, analytical, and project-oriented and a student body that is highly gifted.

The School is at an historic juncture, reaffirming its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education while embarking on exciting enhancements through new initiatives related to computing, entrepreneurship, design, undergraduate research, global partnerships, graduate programs, and teaching innovation.  New faculty will enhance the school’s foundational strength in engineering education. This includes a project-based curriculum built on a rigorous theoretical foundation.  New CS faculty will lead development of computing and entrepreneurship curriculum by leveraging MOOC content and the New York City tech startup community. This new initiative will coalesce and build upon related Cooper initiatives, including the Invention Factory and Cooper Union Entrepreneurial Society.

Preferred candidates will have established records of funded research, collaboration across disciplines, and the ability to involve undergraduates in applied research and technology transfer. 

In the heart of Manhattan, The Cooper Union offers an unparalleled education in engineering, art, and architecture.  An all honors college, The Cooper Union typically admits 7-8 percent of applicants and is currently ranked number one among Baccalaureate Colleges in the northeast in the U.S. News & World Report.

A PhD in a relevant area is required.  For full consideration submit a C.V., statements of teaching and research, and contact information of at least three references to csprofsearch@cooper.edu. Nominations and questions may be sent to NerkenSchool@gmail.com.  Application review will begin immediately with intent to fill positions by Fall 2014. 

These positions are unionized; benefits and work terms are negotiated through the Cooper Union Federation of College Teachers (CUFCT) bargaining unit.  The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to: hr@cooper.edu

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.