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NYU Abu Dhabi Call for Faculty Applications

New York University has established a campus in Abu Dhabi with the ambition to become the leading institution of global higher education in the 21st century. NYU Abu Dhabi is recruiting faculty of international distinction committed to active research and the finest teaching, to building a pioneering global institution of the highest quality, and to forging an international community of scholars and students.

Two searches are currently conducted in film & media:

applications are invited for faculty positions in all fields of Cinema Studies at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor), preferred candidates will have an active agenda of research, publication, and undergraduate teaching, Ph.D. is required.

applications are invited for faculty positions in film and television production at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professor). We encourage applicants in all fields of film and television production, including screenwriting, directing, producing, editing, animation, experimental film, and documentary), preferred candidates will have a distinguished record of professional achievement together with substantial experience of teaching at the university level, Ph.D., M.F.A., other terminal degree, or equivalent professional experience is required.

Teaching load: three undergraduate courses per year (semester system), one of which is a transdisciplinary course in NYU Abu Dhabi's distinctive core curriculum. The terms of employment will be competitive compared to U.S. benchmarks and will 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 1 September 2010, but could be delayed until 1 September 2011.

Alongside its highly-selective liberal arts college, NYU Abu Dhabi will create distinctive graduate programs and a world-class institute for advanced research that fosters creative work across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering. Situated at a new global crossroads, NYU Abu Dhabi has the resources and resolve to become a preeminent center of collaborative intellectual pursuit and impact. NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi are integrally connected. The campuses form the foundation of a unique global network university, linked to NYU's other study and research sites on five continents.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 December 2009. Applicants need to submit the following documents in PDF format to be considered: curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and three letters of reference.

Please see http://nyuad.nyu.edu/human.resources/open.positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. or e-mail nyuad.arts@nyu.edu.