NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI

Writing Program Lecturer

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
26 May 2021
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2021
Ref
84632
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Description

The Writing Program at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for a full-time, multi-year lecturer position to teach writing courses to academically outstanding students from around the world with a proposed start date of Fall 2022. The Writing Program at NYUAD works strategically with the University’s four divisions (Arts & Humanities; Science & Math; Social Science; and Engineering) and the Core Curriculum in an effort to serve its linguistically and culturally diverse student body.

Drawing upon their fields of research and practice, all lecturers teach the 1st-year Writing Seminar, a theme-based foundational writing course designed to introduce students to college-level writing, scholarly inquiry and argument. Students grapple with enduring questions about the human and social condition while learning the techniques and strategies of academic argument. Students may engage with texts from fields including science, history, politics, art, literature, and philosophy. We seek candidates from across the disciplines who have experience teaching writing and who are interested in contributing to conversations about multi-lingualism, comparative rhetorics, and writing program pedagogies. Ideal candidates will have experience working with students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. We are particularly interested in science and other subject-specific writing. Applicants with a background in science writing.

Lecturers teach up to six courses over the academic year.

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 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.

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

Qualifications

Applicants should have experience teaching writing at a college or university. A Ph.D. or MFA and a strong record of professional achievement is preferred. 

Application Instructions

To be considered, please upload:

  • A cover letter that explains your interest in teaching in Abu Dhabi and specific qualities you will bring to the program
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • List of two references

Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2021. Shortlisted candidates who are invited for a Zoom interview will be asked to submit a recent writing sample (20-30 pages). We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2022-2023.

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.

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.

If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.artsandhumanities.positions@nyu.edu.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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NYU is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion.

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