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NYUAD Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Arab Crossroads Program – Open Rank

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

New York University Abu Dhabi invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Middle Eastern studies for its Arab Crossroads program. We are searching for faculty in all disciplines (particularly Anthropology, Economics, Politics or Sociology) whose research and teaching focuses on the contemporary society and politics of the Gulf and the Middle East. We expect successful candidates to commence their appointment September 1, 2018, subject to final budget approval.

The position will be in the Arab Crossroads Program, as a joint appointment across the divisions of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. Please visit the NYU Abu Dhabi Arab Crossroads program website for a description of its innovative curriculum:

The Arab Crossroads Program forms part of a large, interdisciplinary network of teaching and research in the areas of Middle Eastern Studies and the Islamic World within the division of Arts and Humanities at NYUAD. This network includes the Library of Arabic Literature, Library of Arabic Literature fellowships, Arabic Literature Online, the Humanities Research Fellowships in Gulf and Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Language Program, Akkasah Center for Photography, Dhakira Center for Heritage Studies in the UAE, Tharawat Family Business Histories in the UAE, as well as a wide range of teaching and research in this area in other programs including Art and Art History, Film, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater (Arts and Humanities), and Economics, Political Science, Social Research and Public Policy (Social Sciences).

The review of applications will begin in December, and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for campus visits to NYU Abu Dhabi in 2018. The excellent terms of employment are competitive and include generous start-up and on-going research funds, as well as housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children.

To ensure full consideration by the search committee, applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, two course outlines and two representative writing samples. To complete the online process, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload his or her reference letter. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. If you have any questions, please e-mail


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.


This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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