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Anthropology Professor (Multi-year Renewable Contract), Open-Rank

New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (AE)
Closing date
Jan 22, 2023

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Anthropology Professor (Multi-year Renewable Contract), Open-Rank

Division of Arts and Humanities
New York University Abu Dhabi


The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. We welcome applications in any sub-field of the discipline but we are keen to make an appointment in Environmental Anthropology (understood broadly to include not only the climate crisis, the anthropocenic turn, and multi-species research but also the study of energies and infrastructures). The position is a non-tenure track, and open rank appointment (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor). The course load is 2/2. We seek candidates with innovative and active research profiles whose work is open to inter- and cross-disciplinary collaborations. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate that their work intersects with the region broadly conceived.

Successful applicants will join a small but engaged and forward-looking group of anthropologists and will be able to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in a multi- and inter-disciplinary context.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, over the last decade, NYUAD has assembled a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.

NYUAD is animated by inspiring and diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. 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 provide an intellectually rich environment.

NYUAD students come from more than 126 countries, with no single nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our over 320 faculty members represent more than 45 nationalities and bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity (IDBE), which is fundamental to the University’s commitment to excellence. Visit our website for more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values are fundamental to our mission.

Students are drawn from among the world’s best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school admissions, and other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the University; the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade as we develop new graduate programs.

Working for NYUAD

At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work; it’s your home. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. This starts with a generous relocation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services; and more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority. Visit our website for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.


This position requires a Ph.D. in Anthropology.

Application Instructions

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

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy and Statement
  • Research Profile and Plans
  • Scholarly and other Portfolio
  • Teaching Syllabi
  • Three confidential letters of reference will be uploaded directly to Interfolio by your referee.

We will begin the review of applications on February 8, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. We will anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2023-2024 or 2024-2025, subject to final budget approval.

For questions about this position, please email

Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people.

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence. NYUAD is an equal-opportunity employer.  We particularly welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, women, and UAE nationals. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission.



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