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Instructor of Political Science, Open-Rank

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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The Division of Social Science at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi is looking to hire an Instructor, open rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Instructor) in the field of Political Science to lead small-group discussions, provide support to faculty with grading and administrative duties for mandatory undergraduate introductory courses in political science, other courses in the program and elsewhere in the Division of Social Science. 

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; the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade as we develop new graduate programs. 

Working for NYUAD

To help Academic Staff thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. This starts with a relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi. It includes a competitive salary; furnished accommodation provided; educational assistance for your dependents attending school in the UAE; and access to health and wellness services. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your family.


The candidate will have broad familiarity with several subfields in political science, including international relations, quantitative methodology/data analysis, and comparative politics. They will have a proven track-record of English-language academic writing for their coursework and at least some experience leading small-group discussions. Understanding of game theory is a plus.

Candidates must have at least a master’s degree in political science or a related discipline and, ideally, some experience providing teaching support. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, and familiarity with the US or British higher educational systems is preferable.

Application Instructions

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

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover Letter
  • List of three references that may be contacted at a later date. 

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in Spring 2023. This is a short-term position for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023.

NYUAD is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University, including women, under-represented minorities, and UAE nationals.

For questions about this position, please email

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply. #nyuadinstructorcareers

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