Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science Psychology, Dr. Anne Maass

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Dr. Anne Maass is hiring a Post-Doctoral Associate to work on a range of projects focused on the link between language and social cognition. This includes, among others, the question on how grammatical features of different languages guide socio-cognitive processes, how a speaker’s vocal characteristics affect the interpretation of an utterance (for instance, changes in meaning when a sentence is pronounced by a gay/lesbian vs. straight sounding speaker), or other lines of research on the language-cognition link that the Post-Doctoral Associate may want to pursue. The Post-Doctoral Associate will join Dr. Anne Maass’ Lab at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).

The Post-Doctoral Associate is expected to start working on the project in Fall 2022 semester. The position is for two years and is renewable based on performance and availability of funds. The terms of employment are highly competitive and will include housing and travel subsidies.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.


Candidates must hold (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in social psychology or a closely related field such as psycho-linguistics or socio-linguistics, and must be able to demonstrate a strong background in experimental methodologies and an interest in understanding the role of language in social cognition. The ideal candidate will have a track record of published research in the area of language and social cognition. This position is not located in the United States. Unless you live in the UAE already, you must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Applications Instructions

Applicants will need to provide (1) a CV, (2) a cover letter (3) Research statement that describes the applicant’s research interests, (4) copies of two articles, and (5) contact information for two references.


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.

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