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Strategic Communication Faculty

New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job Details

College of Art & Sciences

Department of Mass Communication

Full-time Faculty

Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has been dedicated to offering internationally benchmarked undergraduate and postgraduate programs and has become one of the region s leading centers of academic excellence. We have a vibrant and cosmopolitan student population of around 6,000 students from over 60 nationalities enrolled in 32 undergraduate programs and 24 postgraduate programs, including our prestigious DBA. ADU is the only private higher education institution in the UAE and the region to receive international accreditation and institutional recognition from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges: Senior College and University Commission WSCUC .

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) provides general education courses for all undergraduate students, with few select undergraduate programs and post graduate studies in the education field: BA in Mass Communication (Arabic and English), Post Graduate Professional Diploma in Teaching (English), MSc in Special Education, and Med in Educational Leadership. CAS also provides courses in areas of Sciences, Mathematics, and Statistics that are college requirement courses for UG students joining Engineering and Health Sciences programs.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Abu Dhabi University seeks a candidate for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in Strategic CommunicationThe candidate should hold a PhD or a Terminal Degree in a related area, be bilingual who can teach in both our English and Arabic streams of the program and possess technical skills in web and visual design. The position begins in Fall 2024. The successful candidate should be able to teach undergraduate courses such as:

  • Principles of Strategic Public Relations

    • Communication Strategy in Advertising

  • Organizational Communication

    • Writing for PR

  • PR Protocol and Etiquette

    • Introduction to Graphic Design

  • Social Media Management

    • Integrated Communication Campaign

  • Public Relations Campaigns

    • Theories of Mass Communication

  • Mass Media Ethics and Responsibilities

    • Intercultural Communication 

  • Web Design and Development

    • Advertising Design

Job Responsibilities:

Prepare and deliver lectures and seminars. Consult and supervise student projects and research work. Mark and assess student work, assignments, projects, tests and examinations. Prepare, review and moderate examination questions and marking answer scripts. Develop subject teaching materials for the subjects the academic teaches. Conduct research and contribute to publications. Participate in professional activities in the University/ community. Be a member of various committees. Carry out leadership roles in educational activities in their academic Department/ Centre.


A PhD or a Terminal Degree in Mass Communication specializing in Public Relations, Advertising, Strategic Communication or any other relevant field. Demonstrated experience of working in the media industry. Strong research and publication record. Proficiency in using design software such as Indesign, Illustrator, and Canva, as well as web design techniques. Effective presentation skills, both theoretical and practical. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Arabic languages. Familiarity with the new media technologies.

Application Instructions

Applicants with valid UAE residency will be given special consideration. Please submit your CV through the LinkedIn link and the whole Applications should be submitted at and must include the following:

The email subject to be specified as: Open Rank Faculty- Discipline

  • Cover letter, to be addressed to the CAS Faculty Search Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Abu Dhabi University

  • Resume/CV, including a list of the courses taught and a full list of publications 

  • Names, address, phone number, and e-mail address for three references

  • A combined statement of teaching philosophy and research interest

  • A copy of transcripts for the highest degree held and evidence of appointment to the current academic rank. Note that all job offers are contingent upon attestation and equalization of the highest degree.

The deadline to receive complete applications is April 30th, 2024. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


NYU's agreement with the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to create NYU Abu Dhabi is the outcome of a shared understanding of the essential roles and challenges of higher education in the 21st century: a common belief in the value of a liberal arts education, concurrence on the benefits a research university brings to the society that sustains it, a conviction that interaction with new ideas and people who are different is valuable and necessary, and a commitment to educating students who are true citizens of the world. As the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university, NYU Abu Dhabi has been built on the following principles:

  • NYU Abu Dhabi is a research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science college. It draws students from around the world, and prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi equips students for leadership in all arenas of human endeavor. It fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection. At NYUAD, students extend themselves and the frontiers of knowledge.
  • The residential life of students is central to the University's academic mission. Learning takes place across the campus, not only in classrooms, but also in residential houses, through participation in clubs and sports, during informal campus gatherings, and being engaged with the wider community.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi stimulates advanced research. The NYUAD Institute is a major research center. Research is integral to the undergraduate experience at NYU Abu Dhabi, and it will also drive the University's graduate programs.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York form the backbone of a fully connected global network university. As one of the two major hubs in the global network, NYUAD creates a unique capacity for faculty and students to access the assets of the entire university system.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi advances the city of Abu Dhabi as a magnetic center of ideas and human talent.


NYU Abu Dhabi consists of a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college and a world center for advanced research and scholarship — integrated with each other and connected through technology to NYU New York.

Together, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York form the backbone of a unique global network university that equips students for leadership in all arenas of human endeavor by fostering curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection.

NYU Abu Dhabi is a central component of Abu Dhabi's vision of becoming a leading world idea capital. For its first four years, the University is located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi. In 2014, it will move to its permanent home on Saadiyat Island, where it will be joined by neighbors including the Guggenheim, the Louvre, the Zayed National Museum, and a world-class performing arts center.

In working for NYU Abu Dhabi, you will help to build the world's first truly global university and research institute. The University's faculty and staff come from around the world, and the first class of students, who arrived in the fall of 2010, is one of the most geographically diverse student bodies on the planet. To date, NYU Abu Dhabi's staff alone is comprised of individuals from more than 30 different countries. For NYU Abu Dhabi, creating a culture of inclusion contributes not only to our success, but also to the richness of the talented staff that we can attract. When you join us as an employee, we look forward to learning more about your culture and seeing things from your unique viewpoint.

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