Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science - Dr. John Wooders

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
12 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Division of Social Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral researcher interested in exploring the origins of human behavioral diversity, developing empirically-informed models of human behavior, and/or designing innovative institutions and policies for promoting social welfare. The successful applicant will join a group of over 20 post-doctoral fellows and 70 faculty in the Division of Social Science.

The ideal candidate is ambitious, well-trained, self-motivated, hard-working, equally capable of working alone and as part of a team, and holds a PhD in economics or a related field. The position requires expertise in either experimental, empirical, or theoretical methods or, ideally, a combination of these methods. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively and scientific creativity are essential.

Successful applicants are expected to publish research in leading peer-reviewed journals in social science or leading interdisciplinary journals. The position holder is expected to work collaboratively, with Olivier Bochet, Ernesto Reuben, Nikos Nikiforakis, and/or John Wooders. The position does not require teaching, but there may be opportunities to teach for additional compensation.

The position provides a salary higher than internationally competitive rates for postdoctoral research positions, in addition to substantial benefits (generous housing, transportation and travel allowances, educational subsidies for children), together with full health insurance and retirement contributions. The UAE does not levy income tax.

Appointments will be for two years, potentially renewable for an additional year.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement highlighting past and current research experience, and at least two reference letters, all in PDF format. Note that this position is NOT located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

For any questions, please email: Nikos Nikiforakis ( or John Wooders (

About NYU Abu Dhabi

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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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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.

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