Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science, Dr. Luca Maria Pesando

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
12 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 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 Ph.D. in one of the social sciences or a related discipline. The appointment will begin September 1, 2023, subject to final budget approval. This is a 3-year position.

The Post-Doctoral Associate will spend 50% of their time on independent research, and 50% of their time on collaborative research with Professor Luca Maria Pesando (personal page and academic webpage). The collaborative project will span the fields of social stratification, global inequality, demography, sociology of education, applied economics, and global development (project description available upon request).  

We seek a candidate whose field of specialization lies within sociology, demography, public policy, applied economics, etc., and who has:

  1. interest in studying dynamics of family and educational change in cross-country comparative perspective;
  2. interest in studying global inequalities between and within couples, households, communities, and coutries;
  3. passion for global development and interest/knowledge of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); and
  4. interest in engaging with public policy. Advanced training in statistics and econometrics is essential, as well as solid skills with statistical packages such as R and Stata. Experience with Python, GIS, and TeX desirable.

The position does not require teaching, but it may be possible to get teaching experience for additional compensation. You would be part of a group of over 20 post-doctoral fellows and 70 faculty in the Division of Social Science, which includes Social Research and Public Policy, Economics, Political Science, Legal Studies, etc.

For full consideration, applicants need to submit a resume (CV) with full publication list, cover letter, a brief statement of research interests (max 1.5-2 pages), one writing sample (published or unpublished), and names and contact of two recommenders (letters requested for shortlisted candidates only), all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Professor Luca Maria Pesando at

Application deadline: December 15, 2022.

Working for NYUAD

To help Postdoctoral Associates 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.


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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