The Office of Academic HR Affairs is committed to fostering faculty development at NYUAD. The Office seeks to assist faculty in all aspects of their career and serves as the HR partner for all academic divisions and units to provide a full range of human resource advisory and support, including but not limited to; recruitment, appointments, onboarding and orientation, reappointments, promotions, leaves, and compensation.
The Academic HR Affairs Office also administers policies related to faculty appointments.
Susan Wei is the Director of Academic HR Affairs, which is responsible for supporting all academic divisions/units in providing a full range of human resource advisory and support, including but not limited to; recruitment, appointments, onboarding, contract renewals and status changes, leaves, offboarding.
Susan joined NYUAD in August of 2014 and has over 13 years’ experience in human resources in the UAE. Prior to joining NYUAD, Wei was head of HR at the University of Wollongong in Dubai for four years. Susan's experience as an HR consultant involved working with various industries including, but not limited to, academic institutions, healthcare, security, pharmaceutical, and aviation, including multiple start-up organizations. She also has experience in working with institutions to support accreditation, in both programming and licensing. Since the beginning of her career, she has had a broad generalist experience in HR and latterly, has eight years of experience working with academic appointments.