Instructor of Arabic

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jun 08, 2021
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Jul 01, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


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, at all levels to begin as soon as possible. Assistant/Associate/Instructors, support NYU Abu Dhabi's educational mission by assisting faculty with courses in all levels of Arabic Language, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.

As a member of the academic staff team, the Instructor in the Arabic Studies Program is tasked with assistance in discussion sections, review sessions, cultural events preparation, and will take part in departmental 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. Academic staff 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 and holding Arabic language and cultural initiatives (such as special workshops, website development, and curricular or extracurricular events).

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


orking 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.

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 May 1, 2021, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in Spring 2021. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2021-2022.

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

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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