Faculty Diversity Liaison | Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor in Arab Crossroads; Global Network Associate Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies
The values of inclusion, diversity and equity (IDBE) are embedded in all the work that we do at NYU Abu Dhabi, and are central to the University's mission. NYU Abu Dhabi is home to faculty of more than 45 nationalities. We believe that diversity is essential for excellence, and the Office of Inclusion and Equity (OIE) works to enhance faculty achievement and talent through creating a climate of inclusion and belonging that aims to recruit and retain the most excellent and innovative faculty in the world.
The OIE works in collaboration with The Office of the Provost, Academic Appointments, and members of the senior NYU Abu Dhabi leadership to actualize these goals through multiple approaches, including:
In Fall 2021, NYUAD launched a Faculty Diversity Liaison initiative within each division, to enhance and further the Vice Chancellor's Commitment to a Truly Inclusive NYUAD. These faculty members have demonstrated a commitment to enhance IDBE within each division and at every level at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Faculty Diversity Liaisons are responsible for some of the following:
These 1.5 hour workshops (login required) developed by the Office of Inclusion and Equity and Academic Appointments aim to provide guidelines and effective strategies, and to discuss best practices for faculty searches for Search Committee members. Resources are provided for all faculty to review. All first-time members of search committees are required to participate in a workshop at the start of their service.
The Hilary Ballon Center for Teaching and Learning provides NYUAD faculty and instructors with resources for inclusive teaching methods and course design.
The Office of Inclusion and Equity at NYUAD works closely with the Office of Global Inclusion at NYUNY, where excellent resources on race, racism and tools to support our commitment to anti-racism are developed.