NYU Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education
for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and
research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity?s
shared challenges. Drawing on the strengths of the NYU global
network, it offers an outstanding liberal arts and sciences
education to students from the United Arab Emirates, the United
States, and around the world, with a distinctive focus on
intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative
research and graduate education programs that push forward the
frontiers of knowledge and respond in powerful and
interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local
Division of Arts and Humanities
at New York University Abu
Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for Adjunct Faculty positions in
Music Performance. Please note that there may not be openings at
this time, but applications will be kept on file and reviewed
according to emerging needs.
Responsibilities may include teaching group performance classes
(beginner and intermediate), individual lessons, and/or ensembles.
The typical time commitment is between 2.5 and 8 hours of classroom
time per week.
Applicant specializations may include, but are not limited to:
Woodwinds, Brass Instruments, Orchestral Strings, Piano,
Guitar/Bass Guitar, Percussion, Drum Set, Voice, and Instruments of
Arab musical traditions (including Oud, Qanun, Nay, Violin, and
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
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
The successful candidate will have the following
- UAE citizen or UAE residence visa holder.
- Eligible for an NOC letter from the current employer/sponsor
(if applicable) permitting the candidate to teach at NYUAD.
- An accomplished professional performer.
- Experience as a teacher at multiple levels of student
- Proficient in spoken and written English.
- Bachelor’s degree in Music required; Master’s or Doctoral
- Demonstrated excellence at teaching a diverse population of
We welcome candidates with additional scholarly expertise and
research interests that complement their performance skills.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until July 15,
To apply for this position, please submit the following
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Professional Portfolio - Web links to one or more audio or
video performances may be included in the CV/resume or a separate
PDF document. (Please do not submit audio or video files as
- Teaching Statement (optional)
- List of Courses Taught (optional)
- Relevant Syllabi (optional)
Please note that written approval in the form of a No Objection
Certificate is required from your current UAE employer prior to
accepting this offer.
We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis until July
15,2023 and will continue until the position is filled. We
anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and
relocate to Abu Dhabi in Fall 2023, subject to final budget
For questions about this position, please email
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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.
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