Post-Doctoral Associate in Social Research and Public Policy, Social Science, NYU Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi (AE)
generous relocation allowances, competitive salaries, housing and transportation allowances
Mar 03, 2021
May 02, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience

Post-Doctoral Associate in Social Research and Public Policy
Division of Social Science
NYU Abu Dhabi

The Division of Social Science at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Social Research and Public Policy starting September 2021. Later start dates are also possible. Appointments will be for two academic years, renewable for one additional academic year, conditional on a satisfactory evaluation of performance.

The Social Science Division is keen on increasing diversity among faculty and postdoctoral fellows and especially encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

About the Social Science Division:

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NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

Applicants have received a Ph.D. in the last three years or be within a few months from completion. We encourage applications from very promising candidates with a capacity to conduct innovative, high-quality scholarly research. This position requires doctoral training in Sociology, Demography, Anthropology, Development Studies, History, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Public Policy, Education, History or a related field, with a particular interest for interdisciplinary interactions with the other fields in the Division, in particular Economics and Political Science.

Successful candidates are expected to develop a well-defined research program and to forge productive collaborations with faculty at NYUAD. The terms of employment are competitive.

This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Teaching Interests (this is not a teaching position, so this is purely OPTIONAL)
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Job Market Paper
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references. (References will be contacted and asked to submit their confidential letter through the online application system, Interfolio.)  

We will begin reviewing applications on March 15 and will continue on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in the Spring. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in academic year 2021-2022. 

Note: We will continue to consider applicants until all positions are filled.

For questions about this position, please email

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.