Social Science
NYU Abu Dhabi

The Division of Social Science at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint several Post-Doctoral Researchers starting September 2015 in the field of Economics, Economic History, Political Science, Sociology and Public Policy. Applicants must have received a Ph.D in the last three years or be within a few months from completion. Appointments will be for three academic years conditional on a satisfactory evaluation of performance at the end of the first semester.
We encourage applications from very promising candidates with a capacity to conduct innovative, high-quality scholarly research in the field of Economics, Economic History, Political Science, Sociology and Public Policy. Successful candidates are expected to develop a well-defined research program and to forge productive collaborations with faculty at NYUAD.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complimented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.

Entering its fifth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complimented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.
The terms of employment are competitive and include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children.
Applications are now open and we will consider candidates on a rolling basis. To be considered, all applicants need to submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at for instructions and information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail

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