Professor of Mechanical Engineering

New York University Abu Dhabi Division of Engineering

Description

The Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for a tenured faculty position in Mechanical Engineering in the broad area of materials science and engineering. The available opening is at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Candidates with a strong record of interdisciplinary research in emerging areas are preferred, especially scholars who use experimental approaches to address fundamental and applied topics. The Division emphasizes research with tangible societal impacts, such as investigations that results in patents, prototypes, and private or public sector adoption. Areas of particular interest are advanced functional materials, 2D materials, energy materials, and nano- bio-materials.

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.

NYUAD has state-of-the-art research facilities in a modern 15 acre campus on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. The core research infrastructure is especially noteworthy, with extensive and exceptional range of instruments and capabilities (please visit https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/facilities-and-support/core-technology-platforms.html), as well as high performance computing facilities (please visit https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/facilities-and-support/center-for-research-computing.html). Successful candidates will receive a generous startup package, as well as renewable research funding to hire research assistants and postdocs, and will also have access to internal funding. It is also expected that the successful candidate will become Associated Faculty of NYU that allows research privileges and access to programs and facilities at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York.

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 https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/inclusion-diversity-belonging-and-equity.html.

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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Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related disciplines and must have demonstrated an ability to develop and lead high-quality research and attract competitive external funding.

Application Instructions

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

  • 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)

We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in early Spring 2022. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2022-2023. 

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 nyuad.engineering@nyu.edu.

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.