Business and Society, Visiting Professor

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
05 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Division of Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is searching for visiting faculty to teach the next generation of global leaders.

You are invited to apply for a visiting faculty position in a new undergraduate program (B.A. in Business and Society). The business and society program is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the role and impact of business within society. Established on principles of the liberal arts, the program integrates business theory and application, and prepares students to effectively and holistically examine the implications of business decisions on society from multiple perspectives (i.e., social, political, economic, and cultural). 

The program seeks applicants whose research and teaching are rooted in organization and management. Applicants should demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage, in both research and teaching. There are many collaboration opportunities within NYUAD, which already houses a number of interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Behavioral Institutional Design (C-BID) and the Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES).

The visiting position is typically for one academic year and the expected teaching load is four courses. A shorter visit, i.e., a semester, with a reduction in teaching load may be considered. The classes are relatively small and typically have at most 24 students. Candidates are expected to be excellent teachers of undergraduate courses. While the following list is not inclusive, anticipated courses/subject areas may include: Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Ventures; Leading for Social Impact; Business Law, Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations; Design thinking; Managerial Negotiations; Operations Management; Management and Organization; Business and Technology; Business Ethics; and Entrepreneurship.

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university 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

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. NYUAD supports faculty through fellowships and affiliations with research centers both at NYUAD and in the NYU network more generally. Support for dual-career families is a priority.

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This position requires a Ph.D. in Management, Sociology, Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, or a related field.

We seek individuals who have a strong record of teaching, mentoring, and scholarship, and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality teaching and research with special attention to business and society.

Application Instructions

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

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement 
  • Research Statement
  • Recent Teaching Evaluations (if available)
  • Research Sample/ Publications
  • List of three references that may be contacted at a later date.

We will begin reviewing applications on May 20th, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in Spring 2021. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2021-2022. 

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.

For questions about this position, please email

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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