Assistant/Associate Instructor, Social Science

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
26 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


The Division of Social Science is inviting applications for instructor positions at all levels. Assistant/Associate/Instructors support NYU Abu Dhabi's educational mission by assisting faculty with courses in social science. Academic Support facilitate 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 such as attending social science conferences is expected and supported.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is a pioneer of higher education in a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, while advancing cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. Part of the NYU global network, NYU Abu Dhabi offers an outstanding liberal arts and science education to students from the United Arab Emirates, United States, and around the world, focusing on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research that pushes the frontiers of knowledge forward and responds in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local questions. NYU Abu Dhabi advances NYU as a model university for the 21st century and contributes in multiple ways to the development of a sustainable, knowledge-based economy in Abu Dhabi.

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 around the globe, surpassing all traditional academic benchmarks. The NYU Abu Dhabi undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other honors.

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.

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We encourage applicants with a Master’s degree in economics, mathematics, political science, public health, sociology, statistics, or related fields. Individuals with a higher degree will also be considered.

An ideal applicant would be an excellent communicator both orally and in written English.

A candidate with strong quantitative skills is also desired.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit the following items:

  • CV
  • Teaching Statement
  • Complete set of Transcripts
  • To complete the application process, applicants will submit the contact information for three referees who will then be prompted to upload confidential letters of recommendation to NYU Abu Dhabi’s online application system, Interfolio.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please e-mail

If this sounds like you, apply now.

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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