Interdisciplinary Scholars of Places, Movement and
Cultural Practices Professor (Tenure Track / Open Rank)
Division of Arts and Humanities
NYU Abu Dhabi
The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu
Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for an open rank, multi and
interdisciplinary, full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty position.
We seek a scholar and educator focused on the Middle East,
NorthAfrica, or Indian Ocean world whose work and research reflect
an interdisciplinary approach. The successful
candidate must have a strong record of publication suitable for
tenure at New York University. Commitment to teaching
excellence and supervision of BA, MA and PhD students are
expected. Applicants should also possess administrative
experience including developing undergraduate and graduate
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. 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
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
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 https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/inclusion-diversity-belonging-and-equity.html
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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This position requires a PhD in either or a combination of the
following fields: Cultural Theory, Anthropology and Ethnography,
Migration and Human Geographies. Fluency in Arabic and other
languages is strongly desired.
To apply for this position, please submit the following items
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Philosophy and Statement
- Research Profile and Plans
- Scholarly and other Portfolio
- Teaching Syllabi
- Three confidential letters of reference that will be uploaded
directly to Interfolio by your referee.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the
position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be
interviewed in the Fall 2021. We anticipate that successful
candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in
the academic year 2022-2023.
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
For questions about this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for
UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
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