Recruitment at NYU

NYU is committed to obtaining talented, dedicated, and distinguished faculty and researchers to help the University achieve both scholarly eminence in research and the highest levels of pedagogical impact in the classroom and beyond. Learn more about opportunities to teach, research, or practice your discipline in a vibrant and inspiring environment.


Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative

As one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education that produces and distributes knowledge and expertise, develops new generations of global professionals, citizens and leaders - NYU has both a great opportunity and responsibility to be a force for positive change.

The Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative represents one significant step NYU is taking to effect that change, by recruiting, supporting, and elevating the most innovative faculty whose diverse research, life experience, commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, dedication to building inclusive educational environments, and commitment to public engagement advances NYU’s academic excellence and our impact in the world. We invite you to learn more about NYU’s approved clusters and to apply if interested.

Goals & Objectives

The Faculty Cluster Initiative’s goals and objectives provide an opportunity to steer our collective efforts to recruit new faculty to NYU. These goals include:

Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative Roadmap

Cluster Hire Proposal Components & Submission Process

Proposal Components
Each cluster proposal must include information that provides an overview of the proposed cluster, its proposers, and the anticipated composition of the cluster; details about how the proposed cluster will facilitate achievement the goals of the initiative; a preliminary scoping of potential faculty that might be recruited; and a proposed plan for conducting the recruitment process, review and final decisions about hiring cluster faculty. Each of the proposal elements below will be incorporated into a standard form that respective Schools’ Dean’s Office will complete and submit.

Faculty Cluster Advisory Committee

Cluster Hiring Resources

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

NYU is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). HERC assists job seekers locate higher education careers in Connecticut and New York. It connects diverse, talented job seekers with career opportunities across a wide range of higher education. The consortium also provides resources to assist in higher education job searches including support for dual-career couples and families.


Faculty First-Look Programs

Faculty First-Look (FFL) is offered at the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Steinhardt School for Culture, Education, and Human DevelopmentLeonard N. Stern School of Business, and Tandon School of Engineering and provides scholars with opportunities for on-site (and virtual) instruction and social engagement with NYU faculty, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral students, deans, and administrators, in an effort to help scholars better understand and be more prepared to launch a faculty career. Learn more about the NYU Faculty First-Look Scholar Alumni.

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