Two New Faculty Positions, New York University Abu Dhabi

Literature, NYU Abu Dhabi:

New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint two leading scholars at the level of associate or full professor in the fields of Shakespeare Studies (especially Global Shakespeare) and World Literature, with preference for scholars working in the field of Arabic Literature. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to play an integral role in fashioning an international research university oriented around the liberal arts. We are looking for a literary scholar who maintains an active agenda of research, has substantial publications, and has demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Experienced junior scholars with substantial records of publication may also be considered.

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 over 15 research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests, the promotion of cross-cultural understanding and solutions for problems, both local and global.

Entering its second year, NYU Abu Dhabi has already recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our first two classes of students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. The appointment might begin as soon as September 1, 2012, or could be delayed until September 1, 2013.

Applications for tenure-track positions are due by February 1; applications received later will be reviewed until the positions are filled. To be considered, candidates should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statements of research and teaching, all in PDF format. Junior candidates are asked to submit sample publications and three letters of reference as well. Please visit our website for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail