New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi is in a multi-year phase of growth. As such, the University’s Program in Computer Science invites applications for a faculty position in computer science at the rank of assistant professor, tenure track. Faculty in the Program in Computer Science contribute to the multidisciplinary research at NYU Abu Dhabi that is a hallmark of the institution’s mission, currently working with faculty from other programs in areas that include cyber-security, natural language processing, music, and data science. Candidates are expected to be outstanding scholars with exceptional productivity in their fields, and to act as inspirational teachers and mentors to undergraduate and graduate students, which is a cornerstone of the University’s mission.

Since the multidisciplinary research at NYU Abu Dhabi is expanding, applicants from all areas of computer science are welcome to apply. However, specific areas of research interest include: (1) data science, with interest in interactive data analytics, big data systems and distributed systems, and database systems; (2) cyber-security, with experience building and deploying large-scale security solutions in the real world that focus on systems security, network security, privacy, cryptography, and formal methods; (3) artificial intelligence, with experience in machine learning research agendas, from statistical models to neural networks or research broadly applicable to language, robotics and imaging; and (4) bioinformatics and synthetic biology.

NYU Abu Dhabi is located on Saadiyat Island, the cultural centerpiece of Abu Dhabi. Successful candidates will find a vibrant research and teaching environment that includes supportive and highly motivated colleagues, access to outstanding resources for research, a competitive startup package, and broad opportunities for interdisciplinary work at NYU Abu Dhabi and across campuses of the NYU system. Faculty have access to state-of-the-art core facilities that include next-generation DNA sequencing, robotics, advanced microscopy and high performance computing facilities with more than 6,400 computing cores and a peak performance of 70 TFLOPS. To obtain further information about research and core facilities at NYU Abu Dhabi, visit the University’s website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/faculty-research.html. The Computer Science program includes a PhD in Computer Science that is offered in collaboration with two Computer Science departments in NYU New York: Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Tandon School of Engineering.

The terms of employment are highly competitive. Appointments, which are dependent on final budgetary approval, can begin as soon as September 1, 2019, but later start dates are possible. To be considered, applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests that should not exceed three pages each, and no more than three representative publications. Applicants should also arrange for the submission of three letters of reference on their behalf, in PDF format. If you have any questions, please e-mail Email. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 15, 2018.

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. Through its academic, research, and creative activities and as a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYU Abu Dhabi serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, and knowledge creation and sharing.

United Arab Emirates Nationals are encouraged to apply.


New York University Abu Dhabi



Specific requirements:

This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

How to apply:

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About NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e.

The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region, around the globe and remotely through online learning. The NYU School of Engineering is an integral part of NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in downtown Brooklyn.