Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Faculty Positions in Theatre at NYU Abu Dhabi

New York University is establishing a campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and invites applications for faculty positions at various levels (assistant, associate or full professor).

The Arts Program of NYUAD will offer a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural curriculum for study of the arts and training in artistic practice within the context of a broad liberal arts education. They are looking for extraordinary faculty who have either previously inaugurated programs or have the combination of qualities to design and implement an inter-arts curriculum in a global environment.

They encourage applicants in all fields of theatre and performance, including acting and design, theatre history, drama, and performance studies; however, they have a particular interest in comparative approaches to performance traditions and world theatre. Preferred candidates will have an active agenda of creative or scholarly work and significant undergraduate teaching. Ph.D. or M.F.A. at time of appointment is expected. Successful applicants will be able to integrate themselves within the trans-national culture of the Emirates and would be open to re-thinking their own disciplinary boundaries within an innovative arts curriculum.

The teaching load is three undergraduate courses per year (semester system), including one in the core curriculum. The terms of employment are competitive compared to U.S. benchmarks and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may spend time at NYU in New York and at its other global campuses. The appointment may begin as soon as September 1, 2009 but could be delayed until September 1, 2010.

Moreover, NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi will be integrally connected, together forming the foundation of a unique global network university, actively linked as well to NYU's study and research sites on five continents. NYU Abu Dhabi's first class of students will arrive in fall 2010; its research and public programs have commenced this fall.

The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2008 and will continue until the positions are filled. Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, plus names and address of three referees via email to, or send a hard copy to: NYUAD Arts Search Committee, New York University, 70 Washington Sq. South, Rm. 1242, New York, NY 10012. Information concerning the faculty, programs, facilities and benefits of NYU Abu Dhabi, can be obtained at: NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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