Social Research and Public Policy, Tenured
We are inviting applications from sociologists and those in related disciplines for a tenured faculty member to join the program in Social Research and Public Policy, for appointment on September 1, 2023, subject to final budget approval. We will consider applicants with an active research agenda in all areas of theoretically-informed social research, but are especially keen on strengthening our faculty in any of the following areas: social theory, political sociology, comparative-historical research, qualitative methods, migration, gender, and race/ethnicity.
NYU Abu Dhabi's unique location in the Middle East makes it an ideal headquarters for social scientists working to better understand global societies, both past and present.
About NYU Abu Dhabi
Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.
NYUAD is animated by inspiring, diverse faculty, students, and staff working together 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.
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This position requires a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline.
We seek individuals who have a strong record of scholarship, teaching, and mentoring, and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality research.
To apply for this position, please submit the following items:
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Teaching Interests
- Recent Teaching Evaluations (if available)
- Statement of Research Interests
- Three (3) Representative Writing Samples
- List of three references that may be contacted at a later date.
We will begin looking at applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2023-2024.
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If this sounds like you, apply now.
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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
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