Writing Program Assistant/Associate/Instructor

Abu Dhabi (AE)
16 May 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

NYU Abu Dhabi 
Division of Arts & Humanities
Writing Program Assistant/Associate/Instructor – Open Rank

The Arts and Humanities Division is inviting applications for Writing Program Instructor positions at all levels.

Assistant/Associate/Instructors support NYU Abu Dhabi's educational mission by assisting faculty with courses in all disciplines. Assistant/Associate/Instructors lead discussion sections, hold review sessions, provide assistance with the preparation, development, and assessment of courses, and take part in departmental activities. Participation in professional development opportunities is expected and supported.

We encourage applicants with a Master’s degree in TESL, Writing Studies, Composition, or related fields to apply. Individuals with a higher degree who are interested in working in an academic support role will also be considered. Candidates with extensive experience in Writing Programs, Writing Centers, and academic tutoring are also encouraged to apply. An ideal applicant would be an excellent communicator both orally and in written English. A candidate with strong quantitative skills is desired.

Assistant/Associate/Instructors in the NYUAD Writing Program play an integral role in the development of students’ written and oral expression throughout the four years of their NYUAD education—from the first-year experience to the Capstone project. As academic support staff, they help the Writing Program Directors with assessment and course placement; serve as writing and/or speech consultants in the Writing Center; give individualized tutorials as course assistants for faculty in First-Year Writing Seminar (FYWS) and writing-intensive classes. Furthermore, Assistant/Associate/Instructors may provide writing support in secondary academic assignments; consult with faculty on best writing and speaking practices across the curriculum; provide individual and group support for Capstone projects; and support Writing Program and Writing Center initiatives (such as special workshops, website development, and curricular or extra-curricular events).

Assistant/Associate/Instructors are expected to participate in ongoing training through participation in development workshops throughout the year.

Assistant/Associate/Instructors also engage in their own writing projects, and they will be asked to meet deadlines and share their ongoing work as part of staff development.

Salaries are competitive with a generous benefits package that includes relocation, housing allowance, health insurance, transportation allowance, and home leave travel allowance. Appointments are for up to three years with the opportunity to renew subject to performance reviews, staff planning and budget approvals. For more details on the NYUAD Arts and Humanities program, please visit 

Applicants should submit a complete set of transcripts for all coursework, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applications will be open until the position is filled.  If you have any questions, please e-mail

About NYUAD: 
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities. 

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply. 

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