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Teaching English as a Second Language in Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi

New York University has established a campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and its Writing Program seeks a specialist in the teaching of English as a second language for a one year, renewable contract, beginning August 2011.

The specialist will work with university students at the advanced levels of English proficiency across the modalities of writing, speaking, reading and listening. Successful candidates will have experience teaching English for Academic Purposes at the university level with students ranging on TOEFL from 80 to 105 IBT (550- 620 PBT), developing ESL curriculum and materials at the advanced to superior levels of written and spoken English, and training tutors and faculty in meeting the needs of non-native speakers of English across the curriculum. The TESL specialist will contribute to the development of pre-orientation programs for students, academic year and summer ESL tutorial programs, and a proficiency-based language assessment framework. Candidates should have an MA TESOL or equivalent degree and experience.

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has recruited faculty of international distinction committed to
active research and the finest teaching, to building a pioneering global institution of the highest quality, and to forging an international community of scholars and students. Situated at a new global crossroads, NYUAD has the resources and resolve to become a preeminent center of collaborative intellectual pursuit and impact.

NYU New York and NYUAD are integrally connected. The faculties work together, and the
campuses form the foundation of a unique global network university, linked to NYU's other study and research sites on five continents.

Major research projects and public programs are underway, and the first class of students of remarkable potential from across the world arrived in Fall 2010. The international character of NYUAD is reflected in the global composition of the faculty and the student body as well as the research agenda and curriculum, which have been designed to promote inventiveness, intellectual curiosity, multidisciplinary interest, and intercultural understanding.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with
preference given to those applying by June 21st.

Applications should include: a cover letter; current CV; and a list of three references. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail

NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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