Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, and Equity

The value of diversity, inclusion and belonging  is embedded in all the work that we do at NYUAD and is central to the NYUAD mission. The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, develops and supports multiple ways of promoting inclusion and belonging among all faculty. We believe that diversity is essential for excellence, and we work to enhance faculty achievement and talent through creating a climate of inclusion and belonging. We provide access to materials, resources, host events and workshops and are available for consultation. We work closely with The Office of Inclusion and Equity at NYUAD (login required) and The Office of Global Inclusion at NYU New York, where excellent resources on race, racism and tools to support our commitment to anti-racism are developed, including this Anti-Racism Education Resource List.

What We Do

We work to enhance faculty diversity through development and implementation of diversity goals for faculty recruitment. Through training, consultation and providing strategies and resources for inclusive faculty search committees we aim to recruit the most excellent and innovative faculty in the world. The Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity collaborates with Academic HR Affairs and members of the senior NYUAD leadership to actualize these goals through multiple approaches, including: 

  • Regular workshops on best practices for faculty recruitment, for all who serve on faculty search committees
  • Workshops on strategies to mitigate unconscious bias for faculty search committee members, chairs and administrators
  • Development of a Toolkit for Recruiting Diverse Faculty at NYUAD
  • One-on-one consultation with all stakeholders involved in faculty recruitment
  • Candidate outreach and engagement
  • Data analysis 
  • Facilitating network expansion for reaching diverse candidate pools for faculty positions

What is Inclusion? What is Equity?

Definitions are shared across the NYU Global Network and were developed by the Office of Global Inclusion. See a more expansive list of terminology.

Committees, Offices, and Events

Office of Inclusion and Equity

The Office of Inclusion and Equity (OIE) is responsible for leading and advancing NYUAD's implementation of practices and programs that foster inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity in our workplace. It primarily serves NYUAD faculty, staff, academic support, post-doctoral, and research employees.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, formed in the academic year 2017-2018 to provide guidance to NYUAD’s senior leadership and assist our community in leveraging diversity towards a more inclusive institution. The DEIC is a standing campus committee. The DEI Advisory Board serves this committee and the university. The elected members of the Advisory Board represent all the faculty and staff constituencies at NYUAD. The DEIC and Advisory Board  liaise with the other efforts on campus focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for student, faculty, and staff.

Faculty Development and Diversity

Academic HR Affairs

Search Committee Workshops

This 1.5-hour workshop (login required to view materials) developed by the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and Academic HR Affairs aims to provide guidelines and effective strategies, and 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. 

Emerging Scholars

To enhance recruitment efforts and to support the ability of NYUAD to recruit the brightest scholars from diverse backgrounds across the globe, we have developed the Emerging Scholars program.

Unconscious Bias Training

In-depth workshops to understand and mitigate unconscious bias are held for committee members working on faculty recruitment, promotion and tenure and for administrators engaged in faculty recruitment. 

Dual Career Support

We work closely with the office of Eligible Dependent Career Support to provide guidance for dual career families. This outreach enables NYUAD to recruit the most outstanding faculty in the world and to support the work-life balance of our faculty. For more information, contact