Writing Program Adjunct Instructor

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
29 Jul 2021
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28 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for Writing Program Adjunct Instructor positions at all levels. Adjunct Instructors support NYU Abu Dhabi's educational mission by assisting faculty with courses in all disciplines. Adjunct 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.

Adjunct 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 work as course assistants for faculty in the First Year Writing Seminars, where they give individualized tutorials and workshops; in addition, they serve as writing and/or speech consultants in the Writing Center. Furthermore, Instructors may provide writing support in secondary academic assignments aligned with the mission of writing across the curriculum and support Writing Program and Writing Center initiatives (such as special workshops, and curricular or extracurricular events). They may also help the Writing Program Directors with assessment and course placement. Instructors are expected to participate in ongoing professional development through participation in pedagogy workshops throughout the year.

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


We encourage applicants with a Master’s degree in TESL, Writing Studies, Composition, or related fields. 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.

The successful candidate will also have the following qualifications:

  • UAE citizen or UAE residence visa holder.
  • Eligible for an NOC letter from current employer/sponsor (if applicable) permitting the candidate to teach at NYUAD.

Application Instructions

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

  • A complete set of transcripts for all coursework
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Contact information for three references.

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

Please note that written approval in the form of a No Objection Certificate is required from your current UAE employer prior to accepting this offer.

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. 

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

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