Literature - Visiting Professor (Open Rank), Literature and Creative Writing Program, NYU Abu Dhabi

Literature - Visiting Professor (Open Rank)
Literature and Creative Writing Program
New York University Abu Dhabi

The Literature and Creative Writing Program at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint up to three candidates to a multi-year visiting professor position in Literature (open-rank, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) starting on September 1, 2022.

The ideal candidate will have a solid grounding in the study of African, Asian, European, or Anglophone literatures. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach in more than one geographical area and work comparatively across multiple languages and literary traditions. Candidates whose work engages with topics such as translation, migration, and diasporic writing are particularly welcome to apply.

The successful applicant should be able to address the relationship between literary study and creative practice and the diversity of forms of literary and cultural expression, across local, regional, and global contexts.

The candidate should be able to teach at least two of the required courses of the program in Literature and Creative Writing at NYUAD and create collaborations and synergies with the research of our faculty.

We seek faculty candidates from multiple academic cultures and candidates who have experience or evidence of the potential for success in teaching a diverse population of students, including first generation students, students from diverse racial and ethnic groups, and students from across the world.  

Teaching load for the year is 4 courses (typically 2 in Fall, 2 in Spring) plus capstone thesis advising. 

PhD in a related discipline and evidence of teaching excellence is desirable.

Appointments are tenable for up to 3 years. Visiting faculty (if not retired) must be able to obtain a leave of absence and a letter of no objection from their home institution.

The NYUAD academic calendar typically starts the last week of August and ends in the last week of May. Candidates must be willing to relocate to the UAE in time for the beginning of the semester.

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.  All benefits are subject to eligibility criteria and dependent on the duration of the appointment.

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

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Up to Five (5) Representative Publications
  • Teaching Statement
  • Syllabi
  • List of Courses Taught
  • Recent teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references. (Only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted.) 

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in academic year 2022-2023.
Hiring for this position is subject to final budgetary approval. If you have any questions, please email

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