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Computer Science Instructor (Teaching Assistant)

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 an Instructor (teaching assistant) position in the field of Computer Science, with the rank open, depending on experience and qualifications. We encourage applicants with experience in teaching Computer Science undergraduate courses.

The Instructor will support NYU Abu Dhabi's education mission by assisting in the instruction of the Computer Science courses that are part of the Computer Science undergraduate curriculum. The instructor will also be responsible for taking part in departmental activities and responsibilities, and providing assistance with the preparation, development, instruction, and assessment of recitations and labs. During January Term and Summer Term, Assistant Instructors will support teaching and research through a variety of activities that may include research with a faculty member or conducting instructional enhancement projects, or both. Instructors undergo training during the last two weeks of August each academic year. Salaries are extremely competitive with a generous benefits package.

The Instructor is also expected to acquire, set up, and maintain hardware and software computing equipment required for teaching and research in Computer Science, as well as provide instrumentation support for faculty and students regarding research projects.

The Instructor is expected to test-drive new equipment and software, and liaison with the main IT department regarding collaborative projects. It is desirable for the Assistant Instructor to have experience in areas such as hosting systems, networking, virtualization, databases, solid modeling, and distributed systems.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade 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, 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 providing an intellectually rich environment.

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 appointments, and many other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade. 

NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE). For more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values create fundamental to our mission please visit

Working for NYUAD

A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. 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 to our top talent. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by a competitive salary, housing, and transportation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services, plus more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic career trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority.


A B.Sc. in Computer Science or a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering is required.

Candidates with a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related fields are encouraged to apply, and those who have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related fields will also be considered in special cases.

Application Instructions

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

  • Cover letter

  • CV

  • Teaching Statement

  • Copy of official Undergraduate/Postgraduate university degree transcripts

  • To complete the application, applicants will be prompted to submit the contact information for three referees. The referees will be triggered to upload their confidential reference letters to NYU Abu Dhabi’s online application system, Interfolio.

Applications are accepted immediately and the position is open until filled. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in academic year 2022-2023, though the start date is flexible. 

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.

If you have any questions, please e-mail 

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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