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New York University Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Aug 24, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
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New York University Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). A world-class university with a liberal arts and science college at its core, NYUAD is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and advancing cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. Established in 2010, the university offers BA and BS degrees in Arts & Humanities, Engineering, Science, and Social Sciences, 10 global PhD programs, and is expanding its offering to include new Master’s degrees. Its 80 research projects, labs, and centers focus on subjects ranging from Astro particle physics, applied interactive multimedia, cyber security, and privacy, to evolutionary genomics. All instruction is in English.

As one of the most selective undergraduate universities in the world, NYUAD enrolls a diverse student body of over 1,450 from more than 115 countries, including 14% from the UAE and 12% from the US. The modern campus is based on 40 acres of Saadiyat Island within a planned cultural district that also houses the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the cultural center Manarat Al Saadiyat, and hosts the annual Abu Dhabi Art festival. Additional information is available at

The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) reports locally to the NYUAD Chief Administrative Business Officer (CABO) as well as NYU’s Vice President for Human Resources (VPHR). The CHRO directs the university’s Human Resources department and is responsible for:

• Developing, recommending, and implementing university-wide employee policies and       practices.

• Providing direction, guidance, and implementation support to the campus.

• Creating and delivering the strategic vision of the HR department.

• Resolving HR issues to ensure appropriate resolution.

• Establishing and monitoring service metrics and adjusting HR processes, procedures, and       staffing.

Detailed information on key CHRO responsibilities, skills, and competencies is available upon request.

Candidate qualifications include:

• A Bachelor’s degree: a Master’s in Human Resources or a related discipline is preferred.

• 10 years or more senior-level HR management experience within a large academic,  government organization, or non-profit entity.

• Experience in higher education is highly desirable.

• Experience in HR administration in the Middle East, and Arabic or other regional language skills are advantageous.

Korn Ferry invites applications, nominations, and inquiries. Compensation and benefits are competitive. There are no local taxes. Citizens of countries that tax world-wide income, such as the US, may qualify for favorable tax treatment.

All communications will be held in strict confidence. Applications, including a current CV and letter explaining interest and relevant experience should be sent to:



        Suellen Tomlinson                                                           Anurag Tawakley

         Dubai, UAE                                                                    Dubai, UAE



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