Physics Professor, Tenured/Tenure Track, Open Rank
The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for tenured or tenure-track, open-rank faculty positions within its Physics Program. We particularly welcome applications from female scholars as well as members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission.
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.
Available openings are at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor rank. As part of a major multi-year growth plan, the following specifically defined areas are of particular interest to us, namely Biological or Soft Matter Physics. Applicants who hold a PhD should demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage in both research and teaching.
Faculty in the Program in Physics contribute to the multidisciplinary research at NYU Abu Dhabi, and are currently working with faculty from other programs in areas that include neuroscience, drug discovery and delivery, and computer modeling. Candidates are expected to be outstanding scholars with exceptional productivity in their fields, and to act as inspirational teachers and mentors to undergraduate and graduate students.
Faculty have access to state-of-the-art core technology platforms that include (1) a fully equipped microscopy facility that houses confocal and stimulated emission depletion (STED) super-resolution microscopes, scanning and transmission electron and atomic force microscopes, and combined confocal Raman atomic force resolution and scanning near-field optical microscopy (AFM SNOM); (2) protein expression and purification facilities; (3) advanced DNA sequencing facilities; (4) equipment for spectroscopic, thermal and chemical analysis, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers; (5) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); and (6) high-performance computing facilities with more than 8,000 computing cores and a peak performance of 70 TFLOPS. To obtain further information about research at NYU Abu Dhabi and related core facilities, visit the University’s website here.
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.
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This position requires a Ph.D. in Physics.
We seek individuals who have, or have the potential to develop, a strong record of scholarship and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality research.
To apply for this position, please submit the following items:
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Statement
- Research Statement
- Recent teaching evaluations (if available)
- Up to three (3) Representative Publications
- Names and contact information for three (3) references. Each referee will be asked to upload their letter directly to Interfolio, NYUAD's application database.
The deadline to submit your application is December 1, 2021. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in Spring 2022. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2022-2023.
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.
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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
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