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Clinical Associate Professor, Structural Engineering

New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (City) (AE)
Closing date
Dec 9, 2022

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Clinical Associate Professor, Structural Engineering
Civil and Urban Engineering Program 
NYU Abu Dhabi

The Civil and Urban Engineering program in the Engineering Division at New York University Abu Dhabi is accepting applications for a non-tenure-track Clinical Associate Professor position, to begin in September 2023. The appointed faculty member will be part of the Civil and Urban Engineering program.

The Clinical Associate Professor responsibilities will include:

  • Teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the areas of structural engineering.
  • A commitment to developing creative, engaging content and course materials is required.
  • Serve as the Engineering Division ABET & CAA coordinator.
  • Clinical faculty are encouraged to remain active in research. Research interest experience in the following areas are preferred; 1) structure resilience and sustainability 2) risk and reliability-based structural design, and 3) computational modeling of composite materials.

The candidate must have proven experience and expertise in USA ABET assessment and accreditation as well as The Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) in the UAE. The faculty member is expected to teach the equivalent of 4 courses per academic year. We are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can, and especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

NYUAD has state-of-the-art research facilities in a modern 15 acre campus on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. The core research infrastructure is especially noteworthy, with extensive and exceptional range of instruments and capabilities (please visit, as well as high performance computing facilities (please visit Successful candidates will receive a startup package to support their research activities.

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.

Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.

The field of specialization for this position is structural engineering at the Clinical Associate Professor level. An earned doctorate in Civil Engineering is required.

The candidate is expected to serve as the Engineering Division ABET & CAA coordinator. Substantial experience and proven ability in high-quality teaching, and extended experience in ABET & CAA accreditation are required.

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

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching interests
  • Statement of research interests
  • Course evaluations
  • ABET/CCA accreditation experience
  • 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)

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The closing date for this position is November 15, 2022 and 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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