Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of SciencePsychology of Economic Inequality

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
04 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 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 multifaceted project on the Psychology of Economic Inequality. Paradoxically, people desire, in principle, greater equality, but are reluctant to endorse specific redistribution policies to achieve it. The aim of this project is to address this paradox and to develop and test an overall model of how communication (in particular, modes of visualization) affect redistribution attitudes and actions concerning economic inequality both, within and between countries. 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 January 2023. 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 October 1st, 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 in Economics, and must be able to demonstrate a strong background in experimental methodologies and an interest in understanding the psychological processes underlying people’s understanding of and attitudes towards economic inequality. The ideal candidate will have a track record of published research in this area of research. Additional experience in data visualization is welcome, but not mandatory. 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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