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Physics Professor, Tenured / Tenure Track - Open Rank

New York University Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates (AE)
Posted Date
Oct 31, 2022
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The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position within its Physics Program at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. As part of a major multi-year growth plan, we seek applicants in the fields of 1) theoretical and/or observational and/or experimental astroparticle and astrophysics or 2) theoretical high energy physics, to complement and strengthen our current expertise.

The astrophysics research amongst the current physics faculty spans a wide range, including dark matter, cosmology and galaxy evolution, active galactic nuclei, stellar mass black holes and neutron stars, exoplanets, and instrumentation. There is a vibrant cohort of postdoctoral researchers, with independent fellowships and working with individual faculty members, a growing number of graduate students, and research active undergraduates. The faculty and researchers have access to high-performance computing facilities with more than 8,000 computing cores and a peak performance of 70 TFLOPS, as well as guaranteed time on optical and radio telescopes. Our faculty are members of international collaborations including NIHAO, SDSS, XENON.

Theoretical high energy physics at NYUAD has a lot of room for growth to complement its current faculty member who focuses on connections between quantum field theory, quantum information, and quantum gravity. More formal and mathematical aspects are the subject of focus of several mathematical physicists from the mathematics program. We are seeking applicants in theoretical high energy physics with complementary interests including but not limited to quantum field theory, conformal field theory, string theory, and quantum gravity. As a theoretical high energy physicist at NYUAD, the successful candidate stands to benefit immensely from proximity of outstanding regional groups in theoretical physics coupled with access to generous local resources for organizing local events and travel.

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.

YUAD 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 Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, or a related field.

We seek individuals who have, or have the potential to develop, a strong record of scholarship and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality research, as well as excellent teaching ability.

Application Instructions

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

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • 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
  • Summary of up to 5 significant research contributions
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references.
  • 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 values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence. As such, we are 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.  We particularly welcome applications from female scholars as well as members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

If you have any questions, please e-mail 

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.

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