Why Work at NYU Abu Dhabi?

His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan visits the NYUAD booth in Washington DC careers fair.
His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan visits the NYUAD booth in Washington DC careers fair.

NYU Abu Dhabi consists of a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college and a world center for advanced research and scholarship — integrated with each other and connected through technology to NYU New York.

Together, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York form the backbone of a unique global network university that equips students for leadership in all arenas of human endeavor by fostering curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection.

NYU Abu Dhabi is a central component of Abu Dhabi's vision of becoming a leading world idea capital. For its first four years, the University is located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi. In 2014, it moved to its permanent home on Saadiyat Island, where it will be joined by neighbors including the Guggenheim, the Louvre, the Zayed National Museum, and a world-class performing arts center.

In working for NYU Abu Dhabi, you will help to build the world's first truly global university and research institute. The University's faculty and staff come from around the world, and our students are one of the most geographically diverse student bodies on the planet. To date, NYU Abu Dhabi's staff alone is comprised of individuals from more than 30 different countries. For NYU Abu Dhabi, creating a culture of inclusion contributes not only to our success, but also to the richness of the talented staff that we can attract. When you join us as an employee, we look forward to learning more about your culture and seeing things from your unique viewpoint.

Our People

NYUAD is committed to creating an environment that recognizes, respects, and celebrates the differences that its employees bring to the workplace. The NYUAD staff is incredibly diverse and is made up of people from many different countries, religions, backgrounds, and experiences. As a group, the NYUAD faculty and staff share a sense of collective dedication to building this new university.

Global University

NYUAD is part of the global network of NYU. With portal campuses in New York and Abu Dhabi, and 14 academic centers in countries around the world, NYUAD employees benefit from being a part of one of the most progressive new concepts in higher education.

Open Positions

Become a part of NYUAD's community of smart, caring, professional, and hard-working people who focus on making the university experience the best one possible for our students. Positions are available for both staff employees and faculty members.


NYUAD is a regional market leader in both rewards and benefits. We offer competitive salaries; generous housing, transportation, and home leave allowances; and comprehensive health benefits, retirement plans, life insurance, and disability coverage.