Humanities Research Fellowships: Study of the Arab World (UAE)

FellowshipsHumanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World, NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Deadline: 3 October 2022.

The New York University Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus to apply for a residential fellowship, starting September 2023. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. This includes, among others, Islamic Intellectual History and Culture, any areas of particular relevance to the MENA region, as well as projects thematically connected to existing research projects and initiatives at NYUAD’s divisions of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences.

Both distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising scholars who are at the beginning of their career can apply for a research fellowship. The program awards one-year fellowships.

NYU Abu Dhabi job ad: Writing program

Writing Faculty at NYU Abu Dhabi

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 4 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 Analysis & Expression, 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 in the intellectual life of NYUAD.

The appointments are for three years, subject to a probationary review at the end of the first year; contracts are renewable. Lecturers teach four sections (or their equivalent) of writing courses over the academic year, provide mentorship to writing and speaking fellows, 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately for Fall 2015 appointments and continue until positions are filled. 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; current CV; and a recent writing sample (20-30 pages).  Please visit our website for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail

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 fifth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching. Its 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.

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