Assistant/Associate Instructor, Academic Enrichment Program


The Academic Enrichment Program at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for a full-time Associate/Assistant Instructor position to support students in academic coursework at New York University Abu Dhabi with a start date in August. NYUAD's Academic Enrichment Program (AEP) is an academic program designed to prepare Emirati students for meaningful participation within a diverse liberal arts and research university. The program fostering academic curiosity and inquiry-based learning, vocabulary development, argumentation, discussion ability and research methods that scaffold learning and provide solid preparation for student engagement in the liberal arts university. The successful candidate will support academic coursework within the Academic Enrichment Program and throughout NYUAD’s academic programs.

The Program seeks candidates from the Humanities and Social Sciences who have experience and are interested in supporting students in language development, diversified instruction, academic writing, critical reading and thinking skills. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following fields: identity politics, nationalism, or global history. Ideal candidates will have experience working with students from diverse educational and linguistic backgrounds. The appointment is a one-year contract, beginning in August 2021 and is potentially renewable subject to a probationary review at the end of the first year.

NYUAD is looking for creative individuals who are flexible, outgoing, open to new environments, collaborative and respectful of diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Applicants should have a minimum of two years of experience teaching writing at a college or university.

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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Application Instructions

To be considered, all applicants must submit:

  1. A cover letter that explains your interest in teaching in Abu Dhabi
  2. Statement of teaching philosophy
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  4. Recent teaching evaluations (if available)
  5. Three letters of recommendation (3) to be uploaded directly to Interfolio.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Angelyn Hilgendorf, Director of Academic Enrichment -

Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until April 19, 2021.

Please note that to be considered for this role, applications must be received online as we are unable to accept applications via email. Due to the high volume of inquiries and applications, only candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

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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