NYUAD Lecturer in Writing Program
New York University Abu Dhabi, Writing Program
United Arab Emirates

New York University: Abu Dhabi: Writing Program


NYUAD Lecturer - The Writing Program


Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Writing Program at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for full-time lecturer positions to teach writing courses to academically outstanding students from around the world. The Writing Program at NYUAD works strategically with the University’s four divisions (Arts & Humanities; Science & Math; Social Science; and Engineering) and the Core Curriculum in an effort to serve its linguistically and culturally diverse student body.  All lecturers teach the 1st-year Writing Seminar, a foundational writing course designed to introduce students to college-level writing, scholarly inquiry and argument. Students grapple with enduring questions about the human and social condition while learning the techniques and strategies of academic argument. Students may engage with texts from fields including science, history, politics, art, literature, and philosophy.  We seek candidates from across the disciplines who have experience teaching writing and who are interested in contributing to conversations about multi-lingualism, comparative rhetorics, and writing program pedagogies.  Ideal candidates will have experience working with students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. Candidates with a background in Science and / or the Social Sciences will be particularly welcome in this hiring round.


Lecturers attend orientation in August, continue ongoing research in their academic or creative fields, participate in regular writing development workshops throughout the academic year, and contribute to the intellectual life of NYUAD.


The appointments are for three years, beginning in the fall of 2016 and are potentially renewable subject to a probationary review at the end of the first year. Lecturers teach up to six sections (or their equivalent) of writing courses over the academic year, work closely with the writing instructors assigned to assist writing courses as tutors, and participate in program development activities.


Applicants should have a minimum of two years of experience teaching writing at a college or university. A Ph. D. is preferred. NYUAD is looking for creative individuals who are flexible, outgoing, open to new environments, and respectful of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.


Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until June 15, 2017. Applications should include:

  • A cover letter that explains your interest in teaching in Abu Dhabi and specific qualities you will bring to the program
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)


Shortlisted candidates who are invited to Skype interview will be asked to submit a recent writing sample (20-30 pages). If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.artsandhumanities.positions@nyu.edu. Please note that to be considered for this role, applications must be received online as we are unable to accept applications via email. Due to the high volume of inquiries and applications, only candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted and we are unable to accept applications via email.


About NYUAD:


New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals.  The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents.  Faculty and students circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.


Entering its seventh year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching.  NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts college is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.  The Engineering Division also takes pride in a thriving doctoral program, as well as in the postdoctoral researchers who have chosen to make NYUAD their research home. 


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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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