Visiting Assistant / Associate / Full Professor of Political Theory
New York University
United States


The Division of Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is searching for a Visiting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Political Theory (open rank). Candidates must be research active and specialize in at least one of these areas: democratic or liberal theory, applied ethics (especially relating to corporations and technology), comparative political theory (focusing on Asian traditions).

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 NYU Abu Dhabi

The terms of employment are highly competitive and include additional benefits such as housing, relocation/repatriation, health insurance for self and eligible dependents, education assistance as outlined in the NYU Abu Dhabi Policy subject to eligibility criteria. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.


Candidates must hold a PhD and are expected to have considerable teaching experience. We seek candidates who can contribute to the intellectual life of the division. A strong record of professional achievement is preferred.

NYUAD is looking for individuals who are open to new environments, respectful of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

The appointment would commence in Academic Year 2020-2021 and could be for up to three years, subject to budgetary approval. 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. 

Application Instructions

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

  • A cover letter that explains your interest in teaching in NYU Abu Dhabi 
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statements of Research Interests
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Writing Samples
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • For candidates applying to the assistant professor positions: Please submit contact information for three (3) referees who will then be asked to upload confidential letters of recommendation to NYU Abu Dhabi’s online application system, Interfolio.
  • For Senior candidates: Please submit a list of three (3) references who may be contacted at a later date.

We will begin looking at applications on November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be interviewed shortly thereafter. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in August 2020. 

For questions about this position, please email

If this sounds like you, apply now. Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply. 

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