Faculty Advancement and Engagement organizes events and provides material to enhance faculty learning. We aim for faculty to gain practical information and skills that can be applied to their work and broaden their understanding of key topics relevant to faculty careers. This section is designed as a repository of materials and resources distributed at past events and is also regularly updated with new and relevant material as they become available. There is also a wealth of information on the Office of Inclusion & Equity resources page (login required).
In addition, we sponsor a Lending Library of material relevant to working in higher education, faculty careers, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Lending Library is located at the office for Faculty Advancement and Engagement NYUAD. It is intended as a resource for faculty development and is available for use by NYUAD faculty. Any member of the community with a faculty appointment may borrow a book.
NYU Abu Dhabi is committed to the principles of shared governance and has established a variety of representative bodies and institutional procedures for their constituencies to contribute to internal governance and decision-making processes in an advisory capacity. The Governance page is found here. NYUAD Faculty are governed by the NYU Faculty Handbook.
The Hilary Ballon Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The HBC for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides NYU Abu Dhabi faculty and instructors with resources for teaching. Supporting meaningful interaction with new ideas and people for impactful learning.
To meet your online teaching needs during remote instruction there are a variety of technologies available to NYUAD Faculty and Instructors. The Academic Technology team and Library have created the Academic Technology Support Fund and visit the Initiatives page, where you can learn more and apply specific needs such as a microphone.
19 Washington Square North is a gateway for scholarly and institutional connectivity between NYU's Abu Dhabi and New York campuses. Each year there are calls for applications for collaborations between NYU New York and NYUAD standing faculty, with a focus on utilizing the space in our building on Washington Square for activities that enrich our academic community.
Grant Proposal and Manuscript Review Workshops
Grants for Publication Support
NYUAD makes available grants supporting the preparation of books, book chapters, articles, etc. for publication in the following categories:
The following funding options are currently available to faculty teaching at NYUAD:
Pre-Award: Funding Opportunities
NYU Abu Dhabi is a world-class center of cutting-edge research, scholarship, and cultural activity. Situated at a strategic hemispheric crossroads in a rapidly evolving city, NYUAD has established the NYUAD Institute, a fully equipped center for advanced study and research, and hosting research projects, labs, and groups of visiting faculty selected according to the highest standards from NYU and other universities around the world. In addition, NYUAD faculty from across the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, and the professions are awarded individual research grants to carry out creative scholarship and conduct research on issues of major disciplinary, multidisciplinary, and global significance. Below are descriptions for a select number of our research and funding programs at NYUAD.
The Faculty Resource Network (FRN) at New York University is an award-winning professional development initiative that sponsors programs for faculty members from a consortium of over 50 colleges and universities. The Network hosts lectures, symposia, and intensive seminars, all of which are designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning at its member and affiliate institutions.
NYU has an institutional membership at this organization which provides professional development for faculty and staff working in higher education.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
The NCFDD is an organization that holds virtual events, webinars and workshops that are focused on the topics that faculty members need to thrive in academia. NYU has an institutional membership which allows NYUAD faculty members to take advantage of these resources. The NYUAD Faculty Summer Scholars program supports faculty participation in the NCFDD 12-week online Faculty Success Program.
Included here are the materials and resources distributed at faculty workshops and training sessions.
Sarah Bray, Advice to Deans, Department Heads and Search Committees for Recruiting Diverse Faculty (PDF), Inside Higher Ed, July 19, 2018
Zachary A. Smith, The Best Search Committees (PDF), The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 31, 2016
Alina Tugend, How to Keep Faculty Searches on Track (PDF), The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 06, 2019
Matthew D. Lieberman, David Rock, Heidi Grant Halvorson, and Christine Cox, "Breaking Bias Updated: The SEEDS ModelTM (PDF)," Neuro Leadership Journal, Volume Six, November 2015
Stefanie K. Johnson, David R. Hekman, and Elsa T. Chan, "If There's Only One Woman in Your Candidate Pool, There's Statistically No Chance She'll Be Hired," Harvard Business Review, April 26, 2016
New York University, FAS Faculty Diversity Toolkit (PDF)
Candidate Rating Form (PDF)
Please note, additional materials are available to NYUAD members on the intranet (login required).
These materials cover much of what we discussed and are applicable to our experiences facing microaggressions as well as addressing them when we witness them happening to others:
Bernadette Dillon, and Julie Bourke, "The Six Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership (PDF)," Deloitte University Press, 2016
Robert Kegan, and Lisa Lahey, "The Real Reason People Won't Change (PDF)," Harvard Business Review, November 2001
Uncovering Your Immunity to Change. A guide to the ground-breaking work of Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey: A simple, powerful tool for learning to see and overcome the beliefs that hold you back (PDF)
Wei Zheng, Ronit Kark, and Alyson Meister, "How Women Manage the Gendered Norms of Leadership," Harvard Business Review, November 28, 2018
Catherine Shea Sanger and Nancy W. Gleason, Diversity and Inclusion in Global Higher Education: Lessons from Across Asia, Palgrave Press 2020.
Bryan Dewsbury and Cynthia J. Brame, "Inclusive Teaching" CBE-Life Sciences Education as part of the Evidence-Based Teaching Guides series, Volume 18, No2. April 26, 2019
Kimberly D. Tanner, "Structure Matters: Twenty-One Teaching Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Cultivate Classroom Equity", published in CBE-Life Sciences Education as part of the Features collection, Volume 12, No 3.
Bennett, Janet M. "Defining, Measuring, and Facilitating Intercultural Learning: A Conceptual Introduction to the Intercultural Education Double Supplement." Intercultural Education 20, no S1-2 (2009): 1-13. (PDF)
Choy, Siew Chee, Daljeet Singh, Yow Lin Liew, Mun Yee Lee, Audrey Malenee, and Norkhadirah Anuar. "Influence of Culture on Students' Awareness of How and Why They Learn." Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction 12, (2015): 49-67.
Nguyen, Phuong-Mai. "Culturally Appropriate Pedagogy: The Case of Group Learning in a Confucian Heritage Culture Context." Intercultural Education Journal 17, no.1
Jeffrey J. Selingo, "The New Generation of Students: How Colleges can Recruit, Teach and Serve Gen Z (PDF)," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018
This interactive session, involved participants working through case studies entitled Course Scheduling Conflicts, The Inattentive Researcher and The Ambitious Postdoc. These are drawn from real life examples of challenging conversations that faculty encounter and the discussions will use practical tools for engaging in these conversations with confidence, candor and empathy.
- Difficult Conversations Workshop Slides (available to NYUAD faculty only)
- Kim Scott; The Origin of Radical Candor, YouTube video
- NYUAD Employee Wellness Program
Faculty are trained to be excellent researchers, however, there is little preparation in graduate education for the skills needed to effectively mentor graduate students, post-docs and researcher staff and to lead a successful and productive research team. This workshop was designed to provide useful perspectives and practical approaches for faculty who serve as mentors to researchers. We discussed the principles of trainee centered mentoring, which is rewarding for both the faculty member and the researcher. Participants were introduced to evidence-based practices for successful mentoring, heard from colleagues who are effective mentors, and created a mentoring compact that explicitly communicates your expectations to members of your team.
Session Materials (available to NYUAD faculty only):
- Checklist for Mentees
- Characteristics of Good Supervision
- Norman Ramsey Guide for Research Students
- UAB Mentor Contract
- Postdoc Compact
- NYUAD Early Career Faculty Mentoring Program
Whether your research is intra- or inter-disciplinary, collaborations are effective pathways to advancing faculty scholarship. In many disciplines, collaborating is essential for advancing a project. However, the journey is often met with challenges, from institutional or disciplinary culture shock to navigating conditions of distancing both locally and internationally. Building successful collaborations with colleagues on our own campus and with those across the globe requires skills beyond scholarship.
This virtual workshop will overview effective intercultural communication, awareness of ethical considerations in international settings and academic-industry partnerships, the ability to have challenging conversations when the collaboration takes an unexpected turn, and navigating pandemic-related public health concerns and restrictions. Through a variety of content, experts from the NYUAD Office of Research will facilitate discussions with faculty across disciplines who have experience in navigating collaborations, drawing on real life case studies, to share best practices in establishing and maintaining productive and ethical research collaborations.
Virtual Workshops are available to NYUAD Faculty only.
We sponsor a Lending Library of material relevant to working in higher education, faculty careers, diversity, equity and inclusion. The lending library is located at the office for Faculty Advancement and Engagement. It is intended as a resource for faculty development and is available for use by NYUAD faculty. Any member of the community with a faculty appointment may borrow a book.
NYU Center for Faculty Advancement
This center is for the entire NYU community to recruit, retain, develop and advance faculty research, scholarship teaching, and service work. The office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Engagement at NYUAD works closely with The Center to align programming and other opportunities so that they are available to our faculty in NYUAD.