Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering (Specialization Computer Networks)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
21 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


The Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in its Computer Engineering program with a focus in Computer Networking. Candidates should have a strong R&D expertise in one or more areas of computer networking including Security, Networking Technologies, Hardware and Software Stacks spanning Application, Transport, and Network layers, Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence for Networking, Wireless Networks, Network Function Virtualization, End-to-End Network Programmability, and Storage Area Networks. Candidates with a strong record of interdisciplinary research are preferred. We particularly welcome applications from female scholars and members of traditionally underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the NYUAD Center for Cyber Security (, which has close collaborations with the NYU Center for Cyber Security ( and NYU Wireless (

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 nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our faculty are 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 drawn from all over the world.

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. It is also expected that the successful candidate will become Associated Faculty of NYU New York that affords research privileges and access to programs and facilities at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others over the past decade 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 provide 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 significantly 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.  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, supporting ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches.  Support for dual-career families is a priority. 

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Candidates must have a PhD degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering and must have demonstrated an ability to develop and lead high-quality research and attract competitive external funding.

Application Instructions

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

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Name and email address of three references (Each referee will be contacted to submit their reference letter only if the candidate is shortlisted for further consideration.)

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2022, but the committee will begin reviewing candidate files immediately. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in Spring 2023. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2023-2024, subject to final budget approval. 

NYUAD is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to our university's cultural and ethnic diversity.

If you have any questions, please e-mail

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.


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