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Instructor of Arabic

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 challenges.


The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is inviting applications for a full-time academic staff position in the Arabic Studies Program . Assistant/Associate/Instructors support NYU Abu Dhabi's educational mission by coordinating program activities and assisting faculty who teach Arabic language courses at Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. This is a non-teaching position.

As a member of the academic staff team, the Instructor in the Arabic Studies Program is tasked with hiring, training, and overseeing student assistants, coordinating discussion sections, review sessions, and cultural events, and taking part in program activities.

Assistant/Associate/Instructors in the NYUAD Arabic Studies Program play an integral role in the development of students’ Arabic written and oral expression throughout their studies of Arabic in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and various Arabic dialects. As academic staff, they help the Arabic Studies Program with assessment and course placement and give individualized tutorials as course assistants for faculty. Furthermore, Assistant/Associate/Instructors are tasked with organizing, advertising, and holding Arabic language and cultural initiatives (such as special workshops, website development, and curricular or extracurricular events). Finally, Instructors create and manage Arabic program website content (in English and in Arabic) as well create and disseminate communications like newsletters, emails, brochures, course advertisements, and social media posts.

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.

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.

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A successful applicant must have a Bachelor degree, (Master’s degree is preferred), in a field related to languages, Arabic language, foreign language teaching, or general education. They also must demonstrate proven interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills in Arabic and English. Computer, digital and online advanced skills are highly desirable.

Preferred Work and Related Experience:
  • Past work experience in a University or equivalent setting providing instructional support for college-level students.
  • Administrative and professional experience working in an Arabic Language Program.
  • Professional experience in event coordination.
  • Experience in content creation and communications (e.g. crafting newsletters, website content, emails, brochures, course advertisements, and social media posts)
Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit the following items:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references. Each referee will be asked to upload their letter of reference confidentially through Interfolio, NYUAD’s online application system.
The priority deadline for full consideration is January 7, 2024, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in Spring 2023-2024. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2024-2025.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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. We particularly welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, women, and UAE nationals.

Our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging and Equity
Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission. Visit our website for more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values are fundamental to our mission.

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


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