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Research Fellow in al Mawrid Arab Centre for the Study of Art, Dr. Salwa Mikdadi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art in the Research Institute, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a research fellow to conceive and execute collaborative research on modern art of the Arab world. The successful applicant will engage in research that advances knowledge on modern Arab art, author/edit peer reviewed publications, contribute to the expansion of the Center’s unique Arab Art Archive and will create pedagogical programs engaging faculty and students in interdisciplinary research in the visual art. The candidate will participate in the Center’s strategic planning, in collaborating with art institutions, and in researching and writing grant proposals.  Additionally, the post holder will serve as an information conduit between members of the Center’s research and archive teams as well as interact with the NYUAD community, and will foster partnerships with key stakeholders in the region and beyond. The candidate will contribute to creating a nexus for conversations and collaborations on art of a region that is experiencing unprecedented growth in its arts and culture ecosystem.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. with a primary focus on the art and culture of the Arab world. The Ph.D. will ideally be in Art History but may also be in a related field. A preference for an additional degree and/or training in library science and digital humanities. Minimum of 3-year experience as a researcher in art and culture of the Arab world with peer reviewed publications. Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email:

About NYUAD:

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

About al Mawrid:

al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art is a research center and archive dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the visual arts of the Arab world. Through a range of activities that include fellowships, research projects, and conferences, as well as the construction of a unique digital archive which acquires primary source materials pertaining to modern art across the Arab world, between 1850 to 1995. The Center works with artists, their families, collections, galleries, arts organizations, and other institutions throughout the region and around the world to digitize and produce research from a range of primary documentary material. The Center is part of the NYUAD Research Institute and works in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Division serving faculty research and undergraduate and graduate education.

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