Teaching Assistant, Critical Thinking and Writing, NYUAD Summer Academy (Part-time)

Updated: 2 months ago


Posted: 10-Feb-24

Location: Abu Dhabi

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 140672

The NYU Abu Dhabi Summer Academy is an 18-month university preparation program designed to enhance the academic profiles of highly motivated Emirati high school students. The program features intensive instruction in Leadership and Public Speaking, Critical Thinking and Writing, Mathematical Reasoning for the Sciences, College Readiness and Success, and IELTS Preparation over the course of two summers and an intervening academic year. 

Following a competitive admissions process, up to 72 program participants are selected each year as recipients of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholarships for Outstanding High School Students, which enables them to attend the Summer Academy.

In this mixed-gender program, students are exposed to a rich cultural and rigorous academic program which enhances their ability to gain admission to and perform well at top-tier English-language universities. The program begins during the summer following the 10th year of high school and continues for the following 18 months, with two intensive summer sessions of study in Abu Dhabi at the NYUAD Campus. In addition, students participate in online study and academic refresher weekends during the following academic year. 
Program Goals
University Preparation

Students gain the academic, cultural, and social skills necessary for success at top-tier universities. Summer Academy graduates have attended Yale, NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, Princeton, United Arab Emirates University, The London School of Economics, George Washington University, King's College London, The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and many others.
Academic Preparation
We introduce students to accelerated study of mathematics, critical thinking and writing, the humanities and to the value of a liberal arts education.
Cultural Awareness
Students develop their understanding of the social and cultural norms of universities and build useful intercultural competencies for success in university.
Test Preparation
We prepare students to excel on the standardized tests necessary for university entry.
Leadership & Public Speakin Skills
With Leadership and Public Speaking as a required course in the Summer Academy,  our program spurs confidence, personal growth, maturity, leadership skills.
Social Networking
We bring together top students from across the UAE who form a supportive and challenging social network among themselves and with Summer Academy alumni who have gone on to university study, graduate school, professions, and leadership careers.
Job Summary
The Teaching Assistant for the Critical Thinking and Writing (CTW) course will support course delivery for up to two sections of Summer Academy students - students in their first summer of the program and students in their second summer of the program (Summer I and Summer II). The Teaching Assistant will also support programmatic activities throughout the length of the appointment (including weekends) and participate in selection activities and graduation events as needed.
Length of Appointment

  • Summer Session: Five weeks from approximately July 8 - August 11, 2024

  • Approximately two meetings prior to the summer session's start for orientation activities

Principle Responsibilities

  • Support the delivery of the CTW course for two sections - the Classes of 2024 (Summer II) and 2025 (Summer I) in Abu Dhabi

  • Under the supervision of the CTW instructor(s), meet students individually or in small groups during study halls, meals, breaks, or in the evenings to assist with reviewing classroom instruction, reading, writing, and homework assignments

  • Attend any pre-program meetings and/or training sessions

  • Assist the CTW instructor(s) in class with group work and with judging presentations, as necessary

  • Be available to individual students and groups in need of assistance, as well as to instructors undertaking cross-curricular or collaborative projects

  • Provide students with ongoing and regular feedback (oral and written) during the course 

  • Participate in faculty meetings by providing detailed feedback on student progress 

  • Report any instances of student misconduct, academic performance concerns, or health issues to the Summer Academy administration

  • Contribute to the overall collegial atmosphere of the Summer Academy

  • Attend and provide assistance as needed with co-curricular events and activities throughout the summer session, which will entail leading small groups of students on excursions and trips, or supporting the operations of the program as needed


Established in partnership between New York University and the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the UAE's capital city, NYUAD is a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and other experts who have established a new model for higher education in today's interconnected world. that contributes to the growth of the UAE's capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture.
Animated by inspiring faculty, students, and staff hailing from over # countries, NYUAD is an international center of excellence and research.  Our goal is to attract to our exciting and dynamic campus outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields collaborating 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 https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/inclusion-diversity-belonging-and-equity.html
Working for NYUAD
A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it's your home. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. 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. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic career trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority.
Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents, learn more about our current faculty and staff here ; and click here to learn more about Abu Dhabi and the NYUAD campus.


Required Education, Certificates, Licenses, or Training

  • Bachelor's degree in English or a related subject

  • Availability to teach in Abu Dhabi during the dates listed above

  • Ability to provide some online instruction during the dates listed above, if necessary

Preferred Education, Certificates, Licenses, or Training

  • Advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in English or related subject

  • High-school or college-level experience teaching in English

Required Work and Related Experiences

  • Demonstrated experience in tutoring English or related subjects

  • Demonstrated interest in cross-cultural education and enthusiasm for teaching

  • Experience supervising high school students in a co-curricular setting (i.e. school or after school program)

  • Availability to assist with the planning of the program prior to the start of classes

Preferred Work and Related Experiences

  • Work or internship experience teaching English as an additional language

  • Familiarity with online and face-to-face instruction

Applicants must submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae in PDF format.
For instructions and information on how to apply, please visit our website at https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/academic-support.html .
If you have any questions, please email [email protected] . For more information about the program, please visit: www.nyuad.nyu.edu/summer.academy . 
Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people. UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply. #nyuadfacultycareers

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NYU is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion.

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