Philosophy Professor, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Open Rank
The available opening is at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank (tenure-track open rank) appointment in Philosophy. Applicants who hold a Ph.D. should demonstrate an outstanding track record in both research and teaching. Philosophers of all research specialties are encouraged to apply, but applicants should have a demonstrated capacity to teach courses in non-Western or other traditionally under-represented areas of philosophy.
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.
The NYUAD Philosophy Program recognizes that philosophy has become a fully global discipline, and its curriculum strives to integrate the study of contemporary international philosophy with an understanding of philosophy’s rich multicultural history. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses per year plus capstone thesis advising. These courses may include introductory and advanced Philosophy electives, as well as courses in NYUAD’s distinctive Core Curriculum. (All instruction is in English.)
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 Philosophy or a closely related area.
To apply for this position, please submit the following items:
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Statement
- Research Statement
- List of Courses Taught and Relevant Syllabi
- Two Writing Samples
- Recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness
- Names and contact information for three (3) references. Each referee will be asked to upload their letter of reference confidentially through Interfolio, NYUAD’s online application system.
The priority deadline for full consideration is November 30, 2021, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 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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