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Adjunct Faculty in Music Performance

New York University of Abu Dhabi

Job Description

Adjunct Faculty in Music Performance

Location : Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Posted : 10 Jun 2022

End of advertisement period : 15 Jul 2022

Ref : 105060

Academic Discipline : Arts & Humanities, Art, Performing Arts & Design

Job Type : Academic Posts, Other Academic

Contract Type : Fixed Term

Hours : Full Time


The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for Adjunct Faculty positions in Music Performance. Please note that there may not be openings at this time, but applications will be kept on file and reviewed according to emerging needs.

Responsibilities may include teaching group performance classes (beginner and intermediate), individual lessons, and/or ensembles. The typical time commitment is between 4 and 8 hours of classroom time per week.

Applicant specializations may include, but are not limited to: Woodwinds, Brass Instruments, Orchestral Strings, Piano, Guitar/Bass Guitar, Percussion, Drum Set, Voice, and Instruments of Arab musical traditions (including Oud, Qanun, Nay, Violin, and Voice).

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


Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • UAE citizen or UAE residence visa holder.
  • Eligible for an NOC letter from current employer/sponsor (if applicable) permitting the candidate to teach at NYUAD.
  • An accomplished professional performer.
  • Experience as a teacher at multiple levels of student development.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music required; Master’s or Doctoral degree preferred
  • Demonstrated excellent at teaching a diverse population of students

We welcome candidates with additional scholarly expertise and research interests that complement their performance skills. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until July 15, 2022.

Application Instructions

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

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Professional Portfolio - Web links to one or more audio or video performances may be included in the CV/resume or a separate PDF document. (Please do not submit audio or video files as attachments.)
  • Teaching Statement (optional)
  • List of Courses Taught (optional)
  • Relevant Syllabi (optional)

Please note that written approval in the form of a No Objection Certificate is required from your current UAE employer prior to accepting this offer.

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.

For questions about this position, please email

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply. #nyuadfacultycareers

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