Faculty Diversity & Inclusion | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Faculty Diversity & Inclusion

Projects and events to promote a more diverse and inclusive environment, including policies for faculty hiring.

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ECOSYSTEM is a center for unconventional meta-disciplinary events, networking, collaborations, leadership development, new policies in academia, and mentoring.

The Hub aims to advance inclusion, dialogue, and innovation among scientists of different genders, races, sexual orientations, and cultures.

The Hub's mission is to create a community of scientists, engineers, and scholars to foster and reimagine equality, cooperation, and dialogue in science and engineering at NYU and beyond.


Project ELEVATE (Equity-focused Launch to Empower and Value AGEP Faculty to Thrive in Engineering) is a collaborative alliance between Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University, and New York University that is funded by the National Science Foundation Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program. The project will promote the equitable advancement of early career tenure-stream engineering faculty from groups racially and ethnically underrepresented in STEM and provide a framework for institutional change at private, highly selective research institutions that will enable all faculty to be members of a collaborative community.


Project ELEVATE Training Series 

We're thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for the professional growth and development of all full-time Faculty members. The NSF ELEVATE Training Series is designed to empower you with the latest insights and knowledge in inclusive communication, teaching, and mentoring.

Thriving Interactions with Ph.D. Students and Postdocs trainings will take part in March and April 2024

This innovative training is jointly sponsored by Project ELEVATE (funded by NSF AGEP) and Project NYU Ecosystem (funded by NSF ADVANCE). The training program will comprise five sessions organized by department: 


  • March 7: ECE Department -  9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • March 14: CBE and BME Departments -  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


  • April 11: TMI Department -  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • April 18: CUE Department -  12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • April 23: CSE and TCS Departments -  12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Inclusive Teaching Workshops took part on November 8 and November 14, 2023

The workshops were conducted by Patricia Quiddington, Blue Arbor International. 

Inclusive Teaching Flyer (PDF)

Inclusive Communication Trainings took part on October 23 and 24, 2023

The trainings were conducted by Emy Cardoza, NYU's Director of Global Diversity Education and Faculty Engagement.

Professional Development Training Flyer (PDF)

Tandon Faculty First Look 

We invite talented underrepresented minorities and women scholars to apply to the prestigious Tandon Faculty First Look Fellowship program.

Learn more about Tandon Faculty First Look.


Revise recruitment processes to provide more opportunities for underrepresented minority candidates to be included at every stage of the process.

Inclusive Excellence Award

The Inclusive Excellence Award for Faculty will be awarded each year to a Tandon faculty member who demonstrates inclusive leadership and manifests the ideals of diversity, belonging, and equity through research and scholarship, creative work, teaching, mentoring, and/or service.  The recipient will receive a $5,000 award.

Learn more about the Inclusive Excellence Award.