Chemistry Professor, Tenured

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job description

New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi is in a multi-year phase of growth. As such, the University’s Program in Chemistry invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of associate professor or professor, each with tenure. Faculty in the Program in Chemistry 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 chemical genomics, drug discovery and delivery, computer modeling and water management. 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 also a hallmark of the University’s mission.

Since the multidisciplinary research at NYU Abu Dhabi is expanding, applicants from all areas of chemistry are welcome to apply, but individuals with research interests in materials science, chemical biology or computational chemistry are especially encouraged to submit application material. Research related to desalination and water conservation, sustainable energy, drug discovery and delivery, or synthetic biology are of particular interest.

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 technology platforms that include (1) a fully equipped microscopy facility that houses confocal and stimulated emission depletion (STED) super-resolution microscopes, scanning and transmission electron and atomic force microscopes, and combined confocal Raman atomic force resolution and scanning near-field optical microscopy (AFM SNOM); (2) protein expression and purification facilities; (3) advanced DNA sequencing facilities; (4) equipment for spectroscopic, thermal and chemical analysis, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers; and (5) high performance computing facilities with more than 6,400 computing cores and a peak performance of 70 TFLOPS. To obtain further information about research at NYU Abu Dhabi and related core facilities, visit the University’s website at

The terms of employment are highly competitive. Appointments, which are dependent on final budgetary approval, can begin as soon as September 1, 2018, but later start dates are possible.

How to apply

To be considered, applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests that should not exceed six pages, no more than three representative publications, and three letters of reference in PDF format. If you have any questions, please e-mail

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

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

NYU’s leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling the University’s educational mission and research enterprise, to advancing a vision for the University’s future, and to sustain its tradition of academic excellence.