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Mechanical Engineering Professor - Tenured
New York University Abu Dhabi

Date Posted Sep. 24, 2019
Title Mechanical Engineering Professor - Tenured
University New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Department Division of Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled.
Position Start Date Academic Year 2020-2021
  • Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics

The Division of Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi is searching for accomplished faculty to conduct important research and teach the next generation of global leaders.

You are invited to apply for a tenured position in Mechanical Engineering in the broad area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Available openings are at the Full Professor rank. Special interest lies in scholars who can develop novel numerical approaches to address fundamental and interdisciplinary topics in Engineering.

NYUAD has state-of-the-art research facilities in a new 15 acre campus on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The core research infrastructure is especially noteworthy, with extensive and exceptional range of instruments and capabilities. In addition, the Engineering Division of NYUAD has close collaborations with the faculty and students of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and has access to the world-class research centers and research infrastructure in New York. Our students are drawn from around the globe, surpassing all traditional academic benchmarks. In the past four years, the NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other honors including twelve Rhodes scholars since 2014. The NYUAD Global PhD Fellowship attracts the best talent from across the world for pursuing doctoral research on campus.

About NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi is a pioneer of higher education in a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, while advancing cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. Part of the NYU global network, NYU Abu Dhabi offers an outstanding liberal arts and science education to students from the United Arab Emirates, United States, and around the world, focusing on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research that pushes the frontiers of knowledge forward and responds in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local questions. NYU Abu Dhabi advances NYU as a model university for the 21st century and contributes in multiple ways to the development of a sustainable, knowledge-based economy in Abu Dhabi.

As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students, and providing an intellectually rich environment.

Working for NYUAD
A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it’s your home and in order for you to research, teach, and thrive, we’re offering a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. Start with generous relocation allowances to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by competitive salaries, housing and transportation allowances, and educational assistance for your dependents. Health and wellness services round out our offerings, plus more. Click for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.

This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline.

We seek individuals who have, or have the potential to develop, a strong record of scholarship and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality research.

It is also expected that the successful candidate will obtain affiliation at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, which allows research privileges and access to programs and facilities in New York.

Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please submit the following items, to:

· CV
· Cover Letter
· Statement of Teaching
· Recent teaching evaluations (if available)
· Statement of Research Plans
· Names and contact information for three (3) references. (Only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted.)

We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2019. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for campus visits in Abu Dhabi and New York early Spring 2020. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in academic year 2020-2021.

For questions about this position, please email

If this sounds like you, apply now. Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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