Physics Instructor

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Physics Instructor

New York University Abu Dhabi

New York University has established a campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and is currently inviting applications for an (Assistant / Associate) Instructor position in the field of Physics to begin in January 2020. We encourage applicants with experience in teaching Physics undergraduate courses and that are interested in teaching the study of matter and energy and their manifold interactions. Research experience is also preferred. A Bachelors/Master’s Degree in Physics, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills in English, are essential.

The (Assistant / Associate) Instructor will support NYU Abu Dhabi's education mission by assisting in the instruction of the Physics lecture and laboratory courses that are part of the Physics Major and the undergraduate Science curriculum. The instructor will also be responsible for taking part in departmental activities and responsibilities and providing assistance with the preparation, development, instruction, and assessment of recitations and labs. During January Term and Summer Term, Instructors will support teaching and research through a variety of activities that may include research with a faculty member or conducting instructional enhancement projects, or both. Instructors undergo training during the last two weeks of August each academic year. Salaries are extremely competitive with a generous benefits package, and appointments are for two to three years with the opportunity to renew.

About NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi is a pioneer of higher education in a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, while advancing cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. Part of the NYU global network, NYU Abu Dhabi offers an outstanding liberal arts and science education to students from the United Arab Emirates, United States, and around the world, focusing on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research that pushes the frontiers of knowledge forward and responds in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local questions. NYU Abu Dhabi advances NYU as a model university for the 21st century and contributes in multiple ways to the development of a sustainable, knowledge-based economy in Abu Dhabi.

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 providing an intellectually rich environment. Students are drawn from around the globe, surpassing all traditional academic benchmarks. The NYU Abu Dhabi undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other honors.

Working for NYUAD
A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it’s your home and in order for you to research, teach, and thrive, we’re offering a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. Start with generous relocation allowances to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by competitive salaries, housing and transportation allowances, and educational assistance for your dependents. Health and wellness services round out our offerings, plus more. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.

A B.Sc. in Physics is required. Candidates with a Master’s degree in Physics or related fields are encouraged to apply, and those who have a Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Engineering, or related fields will also be considered.

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

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references. (Only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted.)  

Applications will begin to be reviewed in November 2020. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be appointed for the academic year 2020-2021.

For questions about this position, please email

If this sounds like you, apply now.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.