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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY – ABU DHABI, U.A.E. (One or more positions)
Ancient World. New York University is establishing a campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and invites applications for one or more faculty positions at any level (assistant, associate or full professor) to anchor the multidisciplinary concentration in the Ancient World. This program will cover the geographical span from the Eastern Mediterranean to East Asia and a time period from late prehistory to the coming of Islam. We encourage applicants with broad training in Old World archaeology, and have a particular interest in applicants with expertise in Iran, the Arabian Gulf, Central Asia, South Asia, and East Asia. Preferred candidates will have an active agenda of research, publication, and undergraduate teaching, as well as an interest in conducting an archaeological field program for undergraduates. Ph.D. at time of appointment is expected. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses per year (semester system), including one in the core curriculum. The terms of employment are competitive compared to U.S. benchmarks and 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 September 1, 2009 but could be delayed until September 1, 2010.

New York University Abu Dhabi will be a new campus of New York University, consisting of a highly selective liberal arts college, distinctive graduate programs, and a world-class Institute for advanced research, scholarship, and creative work. NYU Abu Dhabi will recruit faculty of exceptional quality in teaching and in professional accomplishment. It will seek students of demonstrated excellence and remarkable potential from across the globe. It will offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, and extraordinary opportunities for research and for creative work across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering. Situated at a new crossroads of the world, it will have the resources and commitment to become a leading center of intellectual pursuit, collaboration, and impact.

Moreover, NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi will be integrally connected, together forming the foundation of a unique global network university, actively linked as well to NYU's study and research sites on five continents. NYU Abu Dhabi's first class of students will arrive in fall 2010; its research and public programs have commenced this fall.

The review of applications will begin on February 15, 2009 and will continue until the positions are filled. Send vita, statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications and three letters of reference via email to, or send a hard copy to: NYUAD Ancient World Search Committee, New York University, 70 Washington Square South, Rm. 1242, New York, NY 10012. Information concerning the faculty, programs, facilities and benefits of NYU Abu Dhabi, can be obtained at: NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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