New Faculty

Academic Year 2021-2022

NYU Abu Dhabi leadership and faculty are researchers, scholars, and artists of extraordinary distinction within and beyond their disciplines, and at the same time exceptional teachers, dedicated 
to supporting and challenging their students and to transforming them into intellectual colleagues. In addition to a growing cohort of full-time faculty, the University also draws talent from across NYU’s global network and hosts visiting faculty from outstanding universities around the world.

Today NYU Abu Dhabi has a faculty of more than 300 experts who are drawn to the University by the quality and passion of our students, by a very favorable research environment, and, as importantly, by the institution’s resolve to contribute significantly to the region and to shape a better world through education and research.

Provost Office

Nadia El Cheikh

Vice Provost for Cultural and Research Engagement, Professor of History

Arts and Humanities

Jing Chai

Affiliated Senior Language Lecturer of Chinese from NYU Shanghai  

Engineering

Science

Social Science

Jeff Manza

Affiliated Professor of Sociology from NYU New York