Research Assistant in the Division of Arts and Humanities, Film and New Media

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


Professor Manthia Diawara in the Division of Arts and Humanities, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a research assistant for the production of his documentary feature film. The successful candidate will research historical archival footage, and assist with miscellaneous tasks involved in the editing process. In addition, the candidate will assist in the teaching of Professor Diawara’s class, titled “Practices of Documentary: Record and Representation” in Spring 2022.

The successful applicant must have a BA in Film and New Media or related fields, and experience in conducting documentary research, from the pre- to post-production stages. Training in editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve and/or Final Cut Pro X is preferred, as well as prior teaching experience. Proficiency in the English language is required.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter stating why their background makes them a good candidate, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for two referees. The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please

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New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complimented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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