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

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
15 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Division of Social Science at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint Post-Doctoral Researcher in Economics starting September 2022. Later start dates are also possible. Appointments will be for two academic years, renewable for one additional academic year, conditional on a satisfactory evaluation of performance.

The Social Science Division is keen on increasing diversity among faculty and postdoctoral fellows and especially encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is a pioneer of higher education in a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, while advancing cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. Part of the NYU global network, NYU Abu Dhabi offers an outstanding liberal arts and science education to students from the United Arab Emirates, United States, and around the world, focusing on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research that pushes the frontiers of knowledge forward and responds in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local questions. NYU Abu Dhabi advances NYU as a model university for the 21st century and contributes in multiple ways to the development of a sustainable, knowledge-based economy in Abu Dhabi.

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.

About the Social Science Division and Econ: More information can be found here:

Working for NYU Abu Dhabi

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 and in order for you to research, teach, and thrive, we’re offering a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. Start with generous relocation allowances to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by competitive salaries, housing and transportation allowances, and educational assistance for your dependents. Health and wellness services round out our offerings, plus more. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.


Applicants should have received a Ph.D. in the last three years or be within a few months from completion. We encourage applications from very promising candidates with a capacity to conduct innovative, high-quality scholarly research in economics. We encourage applications from candidates interested in interdisciplinary interactions with the other fields in the Division in particular in Political Science, Sociology, Public Policy, Mathematics, Statistics and Computational Science.

Successful candidates are expected to develop a well-defined research program and to engage in productive collaborations with faculty at NYUAD. The terms of employment are competitive.

Application Instructions

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

  • CV
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Statement of Research Interests (1-2 page PDF document)
  • Job Market Paper
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references. (References will be contacted and asked to submit their confidential letter through the online application system, Interfolio.)  

We will begin reviewing applications on November 15 and will continue on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in the Fall. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in academic year 2022-2023. 

Note: We will continue to consider applicants until all positions are filled.

For questions about this position, please email

If this sounds like you, apply now.

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply. 

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