Professor of Art and Art History (Artist)
- NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI
- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- 13 Jan 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 12 Feb 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Arts & Humanities, Art, Performing Arts & Design, History, Philosophy & Theology
- Job Type
- Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs
- Contract Type
- Full Time
The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for an open rank (tenure-track / tenured) faculty to begin on September 1st 2023 in The Art and Art History Program. The Program is in the midst of exciting renewal as we fulfil our commitment to equity-focused teaching practices and diversity in the design of our curriculum and new degrees. We are eager to welcome a colleague whose experiences, training, and practices will contribute to our efforts in developing the richly diverse landscape of artists and artistic production. We seek an established artist and a dynamic teacher-scholar with an MFA or a practice-based PhD and a track record of excellence in both teaching and creative work and the professional background to teach all levels of Studio Art at the undergraduate and graduate level. We welcome an artist with a recognized corpus of work and an international exhibition record whose practice combines art making with rigorous conceptual thought. We are, therefore, looking to appoint an innovative artist who works with a variety of media, techniques and forms of presentation, and whose work is deeply engaged with research in art practice. We welcome an artist who is also interested in forging interdisciplinary connections at NYUAD and with the region. The successful applicant will also have demonstrated commitment to service, including mentoring and advising students from diverse backgrounds and a desire to shape the future of the program through leadership roles and curriculum development. The successful candidate will be able to relate their own practice and research to other fields of study for collaborative teaching, learning and research opportunities. Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision in the Program, teaching in the Core Curriculum, and service to the university. A minimum of three years teaching experience is required.
About Art & Art History at NYU Abu Dhabi
Art & Art History at NYUAD is currently undertaking an exciting expansion that seeks to develop a truly global art historical curriculum, and at the same time to consolidate its commitment to bringing art history, art theory, arts practice and design together in one program. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this dynamic development.
Art & Art History faculty are especially active in fostering collaborations with local and regional artists and art institutions, including the NYUAD Art Gallery, the NYUAD Arts Center, academic organisations and museums, research centres such as Al Mawrid, the first Arab Centre for the Study of Art, which also houses Akkasah, a major archive of vernacular and documentary photography from the region.
NYUAD is part of the NYU Global Network which extends across three portal campuses and twelve ‘away sites’ across the globe. Within this network NYUAD is unique in its commitment to a truly global curriculum that reflects its exceptionally international student body. As a program, Art & Art History sees itself as making a distinctive contribution to NYUAD’s research and teaching mission.
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.
An MFA is required. A PhD is highly desirable.
To apply for this position, please submit the following items:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Research Statement
- Teaching Statement
- A portfolio of works (including 20 images)
- List of Courses Taught
- Relevant Syllabi
- Names and emails of three references who will be contacted by Interfolio to submit their letter confidentially through the system.
We will begin reviewing applications on the 31st of January, 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.
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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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