Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science, Networks and Health

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
19 Jul 2022
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16 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


We are inviting applications for a post-doctoral associate 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 Kinga Makovi and Jemima A. Frimpong, who will also serve as mentors. The collaborative research will involve the development and testing of digital platforms and non-digital approaches that leverage network and decision-making theories in the broad area of health. Projects will focus on patient and provider engagement in the health care sector, with the goal of improving health care delivery and patient outcomes. The post holder should have some experience with primary data collection and quantitative data analysis skills. Some coding experience to support app development, while not required, is an advantage. 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

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.


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

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 Kinga Reka Makovi and Jemima A. Frimpong

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