Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science, Computational Social Science

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
07 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


We are inviting applications for a post-doctoral Associate in economics / computational social science in the Division of Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Requirement: a PhD in economics 

The appointment will begin between May and September 1, 2022. The position is for 6 months, renewable. Post-doctoral Associate will work on collaborative research with Professor Etienne Wasmer. The collaborative research will involve co-authoring papers on various project in urban economics, economic history and labor markets. The position does not require teaching. You would be part of a group of over 20 post-doctoral Associate 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 Associate 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.

We will begin looking at applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates will begin between May and fall 2022, and must relocate to Abu Dhabi. The post-doctoral Associate 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

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


This position requires a Ph.D. in economics or a master degree in economics, computational social science skills (scraping, python, HPC architecture, text-as-data), 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
  • Representative Writing Samples
  • List of references that may be contacted 

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