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Chemistry Instructor

New York University of Abu Dhabi

Job Description

Chemistry Instructor


The Chemistry Program of the Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an Instructor (Open Rank) starting during the academic year 2022-2023. Applicants interested in teaching at the undergraduate level in general chemistry or biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Prior teaching, especially at the undergraduate level, and research experience is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential.

The instructor will support NYUAD’s educational mission by instructing in the lecture and laboratory courses that are part of the chemistry major and the integrated science curriculum for all science majors at the University. Instructors provide assistance with the preparation, development, instruction, and assessment in chemistry courses by teaching laboratory and recitation sections, running review sessions, and taking part in chemistry program activities, among other duties. During January and Summer Terms, instructors 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 prior to the start of each academic year.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade 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, 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 providing an intellectually rich environment.

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 appointments, and many other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade.

NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE). For more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values create fundamental to our mission please visit

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. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by a competitive salary, housing on campus if required; access to health and wellness services, plus more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic career trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.


A bachelor’s degree in chemistry is required but a master’s degree is preferred.

Application Instructions

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

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Statement
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references. The referees will be triggered to upload their confidential reference letters to NYU Abu Dhabi’s online application system, Interfolio.

Applications are accepted immediately and the position is open until filled. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2022-2023, though the start date is flexible.

NYUAD is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University.

If you have any questions, please e-mail

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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