NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI

Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science, Research on Africa

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
20 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2022
Ref
101345
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Description

We are inviting applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi from those who have or will soon receive a PhD in one of the social sciences or a related discipline. The appointment will begin September 1, 2022, subject to final budget approval. Post-doctoral fellows will spend half their time on independent research, and half on collaborative research with Professors Melina PlatasPeter van der WindtJ. Andrew Harris, who will also serve as mentors. The collaborative research will involve multi-site survey-based research on governance and perceptions of climate change in the Global South, and Africa in particular. The ideal candidate would have significant experience with fieldwork and survey implementation. Essential skills include programming experience in R/Stata/Python and experience with and/or strong interest in survey experiments, sampling, and design. The position does not require teaching, but it may be possible to get teaching experience for compensation. You would be part of a group of over 20 post-doctoral fellows and 70 faculty in the Division of Social Science.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who are establishing a new global model of higher education for today’s complex world. We seek to attract outstanding post-doctoral researchers who will contribute to an intellectually rich environment. 

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 are fundamental to our mission please visit https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/inclusion-diversity-belonging-and-equity.html.

Working for NYUAD

To help post-doctoral fellows and faculty thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi. It includes a competitive salary; housing and transportation allowances; educational assistance for your dependents attending school in the UAE; and access to health and wellness services. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your family.

Qualifications

This position requires a Ph.D. in a social science or a related discipline and evidence of a strong program of high-quality research.

Application Instructions

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

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Three (3) Representative Writing Samples
  • List of three references that may be contacted 

We will begin looking at applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates will begin in fall 2022, and must relocate to Abu Dhabi. The post-doctoral fellowship is guaranteed for two years, and is renewable for a third year depending on performance.

Women, underrepresented minorities, and UAE citizens are especially encouraged to apply.

For questions about this position, please email Melina Platas mplatas@nyu.edu, Peter van der Windt pvd2@nyu.edu and J. Andrew Harris andy.harris@nyu.edu.

Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people.

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