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Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Engineering, Software, Information Technology (Al Ain, UAE)

New York University Abu Dhabi
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or Related fields (Al Ain Campuses)

Abu Dhabi University, Al Ain Campus, United Arab Emirates

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 7,000 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 Engineering (CoE) offers a range of engineering and technology programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with new and innovative programs being introduced on an ongoing basis. The CoE grew rapidly in the number of programs offered, the number of faculty, and number of students. Today, the College has become the largest engineering college in the UAE. It with over 2,700 students served by over 58 full-time faculty, 10 adjunct faculty, 17 full-time teaching and lab assistants, and 6 staff members. The curricula of our programs are designed according to international standards and best practices in world-class universities. Engineering and IT programs in the College that have already graduated more than one cohort of students have either received or expected to receive in a couple of months, the ABET accreditation. Our dedicated faculty are prudently chosen from top engineering schools in North America and Europe. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities provide a great environment for student learning. The College has received significant distinctions and awards nationally and internationally. It has MOUs and research collaborations with several international institutions. We provide all means of success to our students, and equip them with the necessary values, knowledge, and skill they need to prove themselves in today's highly competitive market.

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is currently inviting applications for a full-time faculty appointment for Fall 2024-25, in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Campus. Candidates must be willing to reallocate The appointment is at the level of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates will be considered for higher levels depending on qualifications and relevant experience.

Applicants from the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Software Engineering, Cloud computing

  • Computer science, Artificial Intelligence

  • Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics

  • Data Mining, Big Data Analytics

Faculty Role:

Faculty members report to the Department Chair and Dean and participate in the growth and development of the University. Faculty members will be engaged in teaching in the undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs, involved in research activities, and committed to university service.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institute in cybersecurity engineering, software engineering, computer science, or related area.

  • A record of outstanding achievement in higher education and scholarship.

  • Successful university teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels relevant to the academic rank.

  • Strong research record or potential for publications and research.

  • Experience in working with people from different ethnic backgrounds.

  • Excellent communication skills, a commitment to the importance of scholarship and diversity, a spirit of entrepreneurship, and an understanding of the role of the university in economic development.

  • Familiarity with the new teaching media, visual communication, and the need to equip students with the varied skills they must have to succeed in an ever-changing media environment.


Competitive tax-free compensation & benefits package.


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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