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Civil and Urban Engineering Professor, Transportation Engineering

NYU Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (AE)
Closing date
Nov 3, 2022

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Transportation Engineering
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Civil and Urban Engineering Professor, Transportation Engineering
Division of Engineering
NYU Abu Dhabi

The Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for an open-rank tenured/tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of transportation engineering.   We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong research record in travel demand modeling and/or transportation economics with application to emerging transport technologies (e.g., electric vehicles, autonomous driving, modular vehicles, drones). The successful candidate will be a member of the NYUAD Civil and Urban Engineering program, and will be able to collaborate with other faculty in transportation and related fields in the NYU Global Network, the NYUAD Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES), and the NYU Center for Urban Science & Progress (CUSP), among others.

NYUAD has state-of-the-art research facilities in a modern 15-acre campus on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  The core research infrastructure is especially noteworthy, with an extensive and exceptional range of instruments and capabilities and high-performance computing facilities.  In addition, the Engineering Division of NYUAD has close collaborations with the faculty and students of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and has access to the world-class research centers and research infrastructure in New York.

NYUAD values inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence.  Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population.  Likewise, our faculty are highly diverse and community-minded: our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all bringing a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects.  Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world.


About NYU Abu Dhabi
Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.NYUAD is animated by inspiring, diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students and providing an intellectually rich environment.

Students are drawn from among the world’s best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade. 


NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE). For more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values create fundamental to our mission please visit


Working for NYUAD
A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it’s your home. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by a competitive salary, housing and transportation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services, plus more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic career trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority.

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Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, Operations Research, Economics, or a related field and must have demonstrated an ability to develop and lead high-quality research and attract competitive external funding.

It is also expected that the successful candidate will become Associated Faculty of NYU that allows research privileges and access to programs and facilities at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York.

Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please submit the following documents to:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching interests
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of alignment with NYUAD's commitment to inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity 
  • Name and email address of three references (to complete the online process, you will be prompted to enter the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload their reference letter only if the candidate is shortlisted for further consideration)

The closing date for this position is November 15, 2022 and review of applications will be on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit the Abu Dhabi and New York campuses in early Spring 2023. The appointment will begin in AY23-24, subject to final budget approval.

NYUAD is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University.

If you have any questions, please email

Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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