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Instructor of Political Science, Open Rank

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
25 Apr 2024


The Division of Social Science at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi is looking to hire an instructor in the field of political science to provide support to faculty with grading and administrative duties for undergraduate courses in political science, and elsewhere in the division of social sciences. The instructor may also be asked to lead small-group discussions with undergraduate students.  

About NYU Abu Dhabi

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

Working for NYUAD

To help Academic Staff thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by a competitive salary, housing benefit and transportation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services, plus more. 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. 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 will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi before the start of the 2024 fall semester.

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.


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