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Chemistry Faculty, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Open Rank, New York University Abu Dhabi

New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (AE)
Closing date
Dec 18, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Materials
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Chemistry Faculty, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Open Rank
Division of Science
New York University Abu Dhabi

The Program in Chemistry in the Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track/tenured faculty position in all areas of materials science (with a preference to candidates with a background in applications of materials) or chemical biology (broadly defined).
Faculty in the Program in Chemistry contribute to the multidisciplinary research at NYU Abu Dhabi that is a signature of the institution’s liberal arts concept. Candidates are expected to be outstanding scholars with exceptional productivity in their fields or with potential as team leaders, and to act as inspirational teachers and mentors to undergraduate and graduate students, which is a hallmark of the University’s mission.
NYU Abu Dhabi is located on Saadiyat Island, the cultural centerpiece of Abu Dhabi. Successful candidates will find a vibrant research and teaching environment that includes supportive and highly motivated colleagues, access to outstanding resources for research, a competitive startup package, and broad opportunities for interdisciplinary work at NYU Abu Dhabi and across campuses of the NYU’s Global Network. Faculty have access to Core Technology Platforms (CTP) that house state-of-the-art instruments and qualified specialists in advanced manufacturing and electronics, analytical and materials characterization, high-throughput screening, microscopy, micro-fabrication, molecular and cell biology, photonics and spectroscopy, and others. The Center for Research Computing (CRC) provides high-performance computing facilities and support for application hosting, data management and storage, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), file transfer, and other activities through the Linux cluster “Jubail” comprising 28,000 computing nodes.
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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
At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work; it’s your home. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. This starts with a generous relocation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services; and more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority. 
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This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

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

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Summary of up to 5 significant research contributions
  • 2 to 3 research proposals, no more than 4 pages each
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Community Contribution Statement, including a discussion of inclusion, diversity and equity issues in the profession. This item also gives an opportunity to discuss your societal impact and outreach activities
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references. Each referee will be asked to upload their letter directly to Interfolio

We will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for campus visits in Abu Dhabi and New York in early Spring 2023. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2023-2024 but later start dates are possible.

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

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence. NYUAD is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, women, and UAE nationals. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission.


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