Faculty Positions – Visual Arts
New York University

Application deadline: November 1, 2012

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi- site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational, degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of over 15 research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests, and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems, both local and global.

NYU Abu Dhabi seeks leading scholars for tenured, tenure-track and contract appointments in two fields of Art History for its dynamic Visual Arts program:
(1) An open-rank search for a scholar with expertise in Islamic or Middle Eastern art (any sub-specialization or period);
(2) An open-rank search for a scholar with expertise in art and/or architectural history of any geographical area from the fifteenth century to the present. For this position, we are looking for someone with a strong field focus who can also speak to the global conditions of artistic production and reception.

For both searches, junior scholars with clear research profiles will be considered; dossiers of scholars at the associate- or full-professor level are highly desirable. We are looking for scholars who maintain an active agenda of research, have publications appropriate to their rank, and have demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Please visit the Visual Arts Program’s website for a description of its innovative curriculum.

Entering its third year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. The appointment might begin as soon as September 1, 2013, or could be delayed until September 1, 2014.

Applications for both positions are due by November 1, 2012; applications received later will be reviewed until the positions are filled. To be considered, candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. Please visit our website for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected]

NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



September 14, 2012