Job of Assistant Professor in Music Performance at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI

The description

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

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

Candidate specializations may include, but are not limited to: woodwinds, brass, orchestral strings, piano, guitar/bass, percussion, drums, vocals, and instruments of Arabic musical traditions ( including Oud, Qanun, Nay, Violin and Voice).

About NYU Abu Dhabi

Created in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has over the past decade assembled a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, of artists, inventors and others who have contributed to the growth of the capital of the United Arab Emirates as a global center of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for the complex world of today.

NYUAD is driven by inspiring and 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 exceptional faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that attract exceptional students and providing an environment intellectually rich.

The students are selected from among the best in the world. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to creating a campus environment rooted in mutual respect, understanding, and caring. NYUAD’s undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive number of scholarships, graduate school appointments, and many other global accolades. Higher education is a growth area for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to increase over 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 ​​are fundamental to our mission, please visit and-equity.html


Qualifications required

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • UAE citizen or holder of a UAE residency visa.
  • Eligible for an NOC letter from current employer/sponsor (if applicable) allowing the candidate to teach at NYUAD.
  • Accomplished professional interpreter.
  • Experience as a teacher at multiple levels of student development.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

Desired diplomas

  • Bachelor’s degree in music required; Masters or PhD preferred
  • Demonstrated excellent at teaching a diverse population of students

We welcome applicants with additional scientific 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:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Professional portfolio – Web links to one or more audio or video performances can be included in the CV or in a separate PDF document. (Please do not submit audio or video files as attachments.)
  • Teaching statement (optional)
  • List of courses taught (optional)
  • Relevant programs (optional)

Please note that written approval in the form of a No Objection Certificate is required from your current employer in the UAE before 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 regarding this position, please email

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

Nationals of the United Arab Emirates are encouraged to apply. #nyuadfacultycareers

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