Writing Program Lecturer

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
05 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Writing Program at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for a full-time, multi-year lecturer position to teach writing courses to academically outstanding students from around the world with a proposed start date of Fall 2023. The Writing Program at NYUAD works strategically with the University’s four divisions (Arts and Humanities; Science; Social Science; and Engineering) and the Core Curriculum in an effort to serve its linguistically and culturally diverse student body.  All lecturers teach the mandatory 1st-year Writing Seminar, a foundational writing course designed to introduce students to college-level writing, scholarly inquiry and argument. Students grapple with enduring questions about the human and social condition, and scientific and humanistic research investigations and traditions while learning the techniques and strategies of academic argument. Students may engage with texts from fields including science, history, politics, art, literature, and philosophy.  We seek candidates from across the disciplines who have experience teaching writing and who are interested in contributing to conversations about multilingualism, comparative rhetorics, and writing program pedagogies.  Ideal candidates will have experience working with students from diverse disciplinary, cultural and language backgrounds.

Lecturers teach up to six courses over the academic year, work closely with the writing instructors assigned to assist writing courses as tutors, and participate in program development activities.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, over the last decade, NYUAD has assembled 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 and 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.

NYUAD students come from more than 126 countries, with no single nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our over 320 faculty members represent more than 45 nationalities and bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE), which is fundamental to the University’s commitment to excellence. Visit our website for more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values are fundamental to our mission.

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 admissions, and other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the University, and is expected to expand in the next decade as graduate programs are added.

Working for NYUAD

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. This starts with a generous relocation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services; and more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority. Visit our website for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.


Applicants should have a minimum of two years of experience teaching academic writing at a college or university. A Ph.D. and a strong record of professional achievement and research background is preferred. Candidates holding other suitable terminal degrees will be considered. NYUAD is looking for creative individuals who are interested in inclusive pedagogies, open to new environments, and respectful of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter that explains your interest in teaching in Abu Dhabi and specific qualities you will bring to the program
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • List of two references

Shortlisted candidates who are invited to a zoom interview will be asked to submit a recent writing sample (20-30 pages). 

If you have any questions, please email

Please note that to be considered for this role, applications must be received online as we are unable to accept applications via email. Due to the high volume of inquiries and applications, only candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted and we are unable to accept applications via email.

We will review applications on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled. Hiring for this position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence. NYUAD is an equal-opportunity employer.  We particularly welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, women, and UAE nationals. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission.


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