This job has expired

Computer Science Professor, Tenured / Tenure Track - Open Rank

New York University Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates (AE)
Posted Date
Oct 31, 2022

The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for tenured / tenure-track open-rank faculty positions within its Computer Science Program. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission. Faculty within the Program of Computer Science at NYUAD are highly collaborative and pursue cutting edge research that is highly interdisciplinary. Their internationally renowned research projects are in fields that include, but are not limited to: artificial intelligence; bioinformatics; cybersecurity; computational geometry; computer social science; human data interaction; information and communication technologies for development; natural language processing; and theoretical computer science.

There are many collaboration opportunities within the research centers, which include  the Center for Cyber Security, the Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES), Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Center for Quantum and Topological Systems, as well as with faculty in NYU New York’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Tandon School of Engineering.

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such values 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. 

Available openings are at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor rank (tenured/tenure-track). Applicants should hold a PhD and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage, in both research and teaching. This includes having publications in leading peer-reviewed journals or conferences, as well as experience in or the potential to lead research projects and secure research funding. As part of a multi-year hiring plan, we are interested in excellent candidates from all areas of Computer Science, including, but not limited to the fields where we have current strengths.

Successful candidates will receive a generous startup package, as well as renewable research funding to hire research assistants and postdocs, and will also have access to internal funding. Additional research support includes access to high-performance computing facilities

The prudent fusion of science and other academic disciplines at NYUAD has resulted in the creation of state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary research centers, and core technology platforms, in which questions are answered and problems tackled by scientists of international distinction.

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 Computer Science or a closely related area.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit the following items:

  • CV
  • 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.
  • Contact information of 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 on December 01, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in 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. 

For questions about this position, please email

Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people. 

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.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert