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Librarian for the Sciences

New York University Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Apr 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The NYU Abu Dhabi Library invites applications for a Librarian for the Sciences to work in a highly collaborative, innovative, and forward-looking setting. Reporting to the Coordinator of Library Instruction and Associate Academic Librarian for the Sciences and Engineering at NYUAD, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Abu Dhabi by providing dynamic and enthusiastic service to students, faculty and researchers with a special focus on research in the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, and psychology). The role involves reference, teaching, collection development, and partnering with our diverse student and faculty body on innovative research initiatives. Program development and participation in tiered information literacy programs are required.

The librarian will serve as a resource for students and faculty working with data and scholarly resources common to science research, and as a partner with the other liaison librarians and related University departments. The incumbent will develop creative strategies to understand the information needs of the Sciences division, build partnerships with faculty, and actively engage in outreach to sustain strong, consistent, and effective communications between the Library, and the division and its affiliated programs. This position participates in the development of programmatic support of scholarly communication services as they relate to the undergraduate and growing graduate science programs, providing research and instruction support to faculty and students in their use. The librarian will develop and maintain print and electronic subject-related collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty. Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Shanghai, and across NYU’s global network is an important job expectation. Librarians at NYUAD engage in community and professional service and pursue an active scholarly agenda including publication and research. 

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university commitment to excellence. Our faculty and staff 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 and staff are highly diverse and community minded: our campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities and our administrative, research and academic staff come from almost ninety countries.

Initial appointment will be for 3 years and is renewable contingent on job performance and active professional engagement. Rank depends on professional background and experience. 


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 and in order for you to research, teach, and thrive, we’re offering a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. Start with generous relocation allowances to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by competitive salaries, housing and transportation allowances, and educational assistance for your dependents. Health and wellness services round out our offerings, plus more. 

Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.

Learn more about working and living in Abu Dhabi here


Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited degree or international equivalent graduate degree
  • Academic background in the sciences
  • Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of science research methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, design, implement and assess science related library resources for diverse populations
  • Coursework and/or experience with scientometrics, science publishing, and Open Science
  • Coursework and/or experience with library resources relevant to the research, teaching, and learning of science
  • Demonstrated experience in building programs to support campus needs
  • Experience working in a university and/or research library
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm for instruction and outreach
  • Demonstrated commitment to building inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity in professional practice
  • Demonstrated aptitude for teamwork, flexible accommodation of a changing environment, and history of collegiality

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in the sciences
  • Experience conducting library workshops to the sciences
  • Coursework and/or experience with conducting systematic reviews
  • Experience with using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
Application Instructions

To be considered for this position, please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of 3-5 references to be contacted at a later date.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be appointed during 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 University. 

For questions about this position, please email the search committee chair at

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

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