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Clinical Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
New York University Abu Dhabi

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2022
Title Clinical Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Department Division of Engineering
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2022
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2023
  • Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Clinical Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Division of Engineering
NYU Abu Dhabi

New York University Abu Dhabi, Engineering Division, and the Mechanical Engineering program are accepting applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the Associate Professor level, with the title of Clinical Associate Professor, to begin in September 2023. The appointed faculty member will be part of the Mechanical Engineering program. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Senior Capstone program for all the Engineering Division disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, computer, civil & urban, and bio engineering. The clinical professor will teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, primarily in the areas of Thermal-Fluid Sciences and Thermal Systems. The faculty member will be expected to teach the equivalent of 4 classes per academic year, with commensurate course relief for responsibilities associated with coordination of capstones. A commitment to creative, engaging content and course materials is required. There may also be advisement and related opportunities and expectations. The faculty member will also be expected to be professionally engaged in research and pedagogy.

This position is a multi-year limited-term, non-tenure track appointment. Salary will be provided for the 9-month academic year, paid in 12 monthly installments. Possibilities of additional support in the summer include summer classes, and various administrative roles.

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university commitment to excellence. Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single one nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our faculty are highly diverse and community minded: our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all of whom bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world.

About NYU Abu Dhabi
Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture, while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.

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

Students are drawn from among the world’s best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in 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 create fundamental to our mission please visit

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. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by a competitive salary, housing and transportation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services, plus more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic career trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual career families is a priority.

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Applicants for the position must have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with at least five years of academic or relevant industry experience.

Experience with mentoring and training students is preferred. Prior experience with managing design capstones for undergraduates is a plus, as is expertise in USA ABET assessment and accreditation.

It will also be advantageous for candidates to have expertise and/or experience in regards to accreditation activities with The Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) in the UAE.

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

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Name and email address of three references (Each referee will be contacted to upload their reference letter only if the candidate is shortlisted for further consideration)

The closing date for this position is November 15, 2022 and we will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in early Spring 2023. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2023-2024, subject to final budget approval.

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 about this position, please email

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

  • 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.

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