Academic HR Affairs

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

Director, Academic HR Affairs

sw133@nyu.edu

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. 

Key People

Naomi Munro

Assistant Director, Academic HR Affairs

Academic HR Affairs Partner, Division of Science, Graduate and Postdoctoral Program, Global Education

naomimunro@nyu.edu

Faculty and Academic  Appointments

Luisa Vallory

Assistant Director, Academic HR Affairs and Academic HR Affairs Partner

Division of Arts and Humanities, Division of Social Science

luisa.vallory@nyu.edu

Leigh Watts

Assistant Director, Community Outreach and Academic HR Affairs Partner

Affiliated Faculty and J-Term

leigh.watts@nyu.edu

Paola Baba

Academic HR Affairs Partner

Division of Engineering, Library, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program, Academic Enrichment Program, StartAD

paola.baba@nyu.edu

Faculty Recruitment

Simone Sadiq

Manager, Faculty Recruitment and Promotion and Tenure

sms18@nyu.edu

Research Appointments

Jovita Fernando

Manager, Office of Research Appointments and Academic HR Affairs Partner, Research Institute

jovita.fernando@nyu.edu