Chemistry Professor, Tenured/Tenure Track, Open Rank

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
03 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time


The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for faculty positions within its Chemistry Program. We particularly welcome applications from women as well as members of 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.

Applicants are invited to apply for an open-rank, tenure-track/tenured position in all areas of chemistry, with a preference to candidates with a research focus on Solid-State NMR Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP), and particularly the development of new DNP methods and their application to materials for biochemical or environmental research. Applicants who hold a PhD in chemistry or a chemistry-related discipline (preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in analytical, physical and inorganic chemistry) should demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage in both teaching and research. This includes publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, and participation in conferences. The candidates should have demonstrated potential to lead independent research projects, be open to develop collaboration networks with other faculty and internationally, and propose research projects that are likely to secure extramural research funding.

Faculty in the Program in Chemistry contribute to the multidisciplinary research at NYU Abu Dhabi that is a signature of the institution’s liberal arts concept. 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. Candidates with ability to teach inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, instrumental methods, bioanalytical chemistry, and NMR spectroscopy at an undergraduate and graduate level will be carefully considered.

Successful candidates will receive a generous startup package as well as renewable research funding to hire research assistants and postdocs, and will also have access to internal funding. Faculty have access to Core Technology Platforms (CTP) that house state-of-the-art instruments and qualified specialists in advanced manufacturing and electronics, analytical and materials characterization, high-throughput screening, microscopy, micro-fabrication, molecular and cell biology, photonics and spectroscopy, and others. The Center for Research Computing (CRC) provides high-performance computing facilities and support for application hosting, data management and storage, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), file transfer, and other activities through the Linux cluster “Dalma” comprising around 12,000 computing cores and a peak performance of 385 TFLOPS. Visit and to obtain further information about research at NYU Abu Dhabi and the CTP and CRC resources.

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. Support for dual-career families is a priority.

Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.


This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry with preference to candidates with a Ph.D. in NMR Spectroscopy, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry, or a closely related area with expertise in development and application of DNP enhanced Solid-State NMR.

Application Instructions

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

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement (junior candidates should submit two to three research proposals of no more than 4 pages each)
  • 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.

We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in early 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.

For questions about this position, please email

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

For people in the EU, click here for information on your privacy rights under GDPR:

NYU is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

For people in the EU, click here for information on your privacy rights under GDPR:

NYU is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs