David Miller lands a teaching gig at NYU, proving (once again) that he really, really loves New York

David Miller lands a teaching gig at NYU, proving (once again) that he really, really loves New York

(Image: Joe Howell) 

The last time we heard from David Miller, we couldn’t help but notice that New York is quite clearly the (ahem) apple of his eye. In a radio documentary for the CBC’s Sunday Edition, Miller gushed about Mayor Bloomberg’s environmental initiatives, including more green jobs, a bike-lane expansion project and the pedestrian colonization of Broadway. Now, he won’t have to gawk at New York from afar—news broke yesterday that the former Toronto mayor is taking a teaching job at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

From the Toronto Star:

Miller started June 1 and is splitting his time between the Brooklyn campus and Toronto, where he works for Aird & Berlis LLP specializing in international business and sustainability.

The former mayor said his role at the engineering and technology affiliate of NYU is threefold: advise it on how to teach urban issues; help teach courses about urban sustainability, social justice and inclusion; and help organize a conference on those issues.

Miller’s appointment is for three years. He’ll then be replaced by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whom we expect to promptly blow up Miller’s classroom, declare that “the war on the student is over” and promise all his pupils high marks with no burdensome assignments.