The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for tenured / tenure-track open-rank faculty positions within its Biology Program. We particularly welcome applications from female scholars as well as members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission.
NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university’s commitment to excellence. Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single one nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our faculty are highly diverse and community-minded: our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all of whom bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world.
Organized in research clusters as focal point for interdisciplinary research activities, the NYUAD Division of Science and the Biology Program, as part of a major multi-year growth plan, welcome applications by candidates at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank working in the broad areas of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Candidates are expected to have a PhD with an established focus on the above disciplines, an outstanding academic record, strong communication skills, and interest in collaborating with our existing investigators to develop cutting-edge research programs that augment our current strengths in biology, including functional genomics, single cell genomics, epigenetics, metabolomics and imaging. The successful candidate will be part of the Biology Program and will be collaborating with faculty affiliated with the NYUAD Center for Genomics and Systems Biology and NYUAD Public Health Research Center. These are vibrant research environments comprised of experimental groups and computational groups that have access to large repositories of patient samples, data sets, and laboratory-based collaborators. In addition to a full start up package, the successful applicant will receive dedicated salary support. The successful candidate will have access to students and postdocs to join their research groups and will be an integral part of the NYUAD teaching mission at both undergraduate and graduate level. Applicants who hold a PhD should demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage in both research and teaching.
About NYU Abu Dhabi
Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, over the last decade, NYUAD has assembled a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.
NYUAD is animated by inspiring and diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students and provide an intellectually rich environment.
NYUAD students come from more than 126 countries, with no single nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our over 320 faculty members represent more than 45 nationalities and bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity (IDBE), which is fundamental to the University’s commitment to excellence. Visit our website for more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values are fundamental to our mission.
Students are drawn from among the world’s best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school admissions, and other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the University; the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade as we develop new graduate programs.
Working for NYUAD
At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work; it’s your home. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. This starts with a generous relocation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services; and more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority. Visit our website for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.
This position requires a Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related area.
To apply for this position, please submit the following items:
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Statement
- Research Statement
- Summary of up to 5 significant research contributions
- Community contribution statement, including a discussion of inclusion, diversity and equity issues in the profession. This item also gives an opportunity to discuss your societal impact and outreach activities.
- Names and contact information of three (3) references for recommendation letters to be solicited at a later stage of the search process. Do not include the letters in your uploaded documents.
We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview as early as Spring 2023. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2023-2024.
NYUAD is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University.
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NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence. NYUAD is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, women, and UAE nationals. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission.