Adjunct Faculty in Oud Performance

  • New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Oct 11, 2021
Full time Art & Art History

Job Description


The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for Adjunct Faculty positions in Oud Performance. Responsibilities may include teaching group Oud classes (beginner and intermediate), individual lessons, and/or ensembles. The typical time commitment is between 4 and 8 hours of classroom time per week. The position will begin in late Spring 2021.

In addition to Oud, applicant specializations may include other instruments of Arab musical traditions, including Qanun, Nay, Violin, and Voice, as well as maqam theory and solfege.

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


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • UAE citizen or UAE residence visa holder.
  • Eligible for an NOC letter from current employer/sponsor (if applicable) permitting the candidate to teach at NYUAD.
  • An accomplished professional in Oud performance and Arab musical traditions.
  • Experienced as a teacher of Oud performance.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English.

Desired Qualifications

We welcome candidates with additional expertise in voice or other Arab musical instruments, or with research interests that complement their performance skills.

Demonstrated excellence at teaching a diverse population of students.

Bachelor's degree in Music or equivalent professional experience required; Master's or Doctoral degree preferred.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit the following items:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Professional Portfolio - Web links to one or more audio or video performances may be included in the CV/resume or a separate PDF document. (Please do not submit audio or video files as attachments.)
  • Teaching Statement (optional)
  • List of Courses Taught and Relevant Syllabi (optional)

Please note that written approval in the form of a No Objection Certificate is required from your current UAE employer prior to accepting this offer.

The priority deadline for full consideration is May 1, 2021, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in Spring 2021. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2021-2022. 

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. 

For questions about this position, please email 

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

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