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Lecturer of Writing – Writing Program – NYU Abu Dhabi: Arts and Humanities – Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Writing Program at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for a full-time, multi-year lecturer position to teach writing courses to academically outstanding students from around the world with a proposed start date of Fall 2019. 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.

Lecturers teach up to six 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. and a strong record of professional achievement 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 the position is filled.

Applications must 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)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • List of two references

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 Please note that to be considered for this role, applications must be received online at: 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.

Hiring for this position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.