September 20, 2013

Call for applications: Visual Arts – Arts Practice at NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi
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NYU Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint an innovative and accomplished professor of painting and/or sculpture for its dynamic Visual Arts Program. This is an open-rank search for a renewable arts contract position. We are looking for an artist-teacher who has a strong professional profile and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Candidates for this position should hold an MFA and/or have extensive professional experience as an artist as well as significant experience teaching in internationally recognized visual arts programs and/or liberal arts universities.

The ideal candidate will be deeply interested in interdisciplinary work and committed to working collaboratively on creating curriculum and mentoring student projects from technical, theoretical, and aesthetic perspectives. Please visit the Visual Arts Program’s website for a description of its innovative curriculum:

The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Members of NYU Abu Dhabi standing faculty receive generous support for research and travel. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses per year (semester system), including at least one in the core curriculum. 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 will begin as soon as September 1, 2014, with a later start date possible, pending candidate availability.

Applications are due by October 15, 2013 and will be reviewed until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants should submit a cover letter describing their training, experience, teaching philosophy, and approach to making art; a curriculum vitae; and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected].

About NYU Abu Dhabi:
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.

Entering its fourth 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.

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

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