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Psychology Instructor

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
15 May 2024

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Academic Discipline
Psychology, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Other Academic
Contract Type
Full Time


The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for an Instructor (teaching assistant) position in the field of Psychology, with the rank open, depending on experience and qualifications. We encourage applicants with experience in the teaching of Psychology undergraduate courses.

The Instructor will support NYU Abu Dhabi's education mission by assisting in the instruction of the Psychology courses that are part of the Psychology undergraduate curriculum. In particular, the Instructor will work closely with Professors to play an active role in the preparation, development, delivery, and assessment of both recitation and lab sessions.

It is expected that the Instructor will assist in the program’s core courses: Introduction to Psychology, Biopsychology, Research Methods, and Statistics, depending on the needs of the Psychology undergraduate program. In addition, the Instructor will support lab-based advanced electives and the capstone seminar. Lab-based courses may include Labs in: Early Childhood Education, Multisensory Perception, Psychology Economic Inequality, Visual Neuroscience, Gender Images and Clinical Neuropsychology.

Instructors will support teaching through a variety of activities that may include in-class activities, group work, recitations, lab-based learning activities, office hours, and exam-prep sessions. Salaries are extremely competitive with a generous benefits package.

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, 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 single one 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 of whom bring 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, 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 provide 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. 

Working for NYUAD

To help Academic Staff thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. 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. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your family.


A Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc. or equivalent) in Psychology (3-5 years of experience in higher education recommended) or a Master’s degree in Psychology is required.

Expertise and/or interest in cognition and perception is a plus.

Application Instructions

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

  • CV
  • Cover Letter highlighting your interest in supporting teaching and learning
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references. References will upload their letters directly to Interfolio.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will stay open until it is filled.

For questions about this position, please email

If this sounds like you, apply now.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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. We particularly welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, women, and UAE nationals.

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