Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science, Dr. Minsu Park

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
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 PhD in one of the social sciences or a related discipline. The position is for 3 years. The appointment will begin September 1, 2023, subject to final budget approval.

The postdoctoral associate will spend 50% of their time on independent research and 50% on collaborative research with Professor Minsu Park, along with external collaborators at Max Planck Institute (Nori Jacoby and Marc Schönwiesner) and at the University of Oxford (Manuel Anglada-Tort).

We seek a candidate whose field of specialization is Computational Social Science (with a background in Sociology, Cognitive Science, or other relevant fields) and who has interests in cultural diffusion, evolution, and globalization (topically) and large-scale time-series analysis, network analysis, audio/signal processing, and representation learnings and embeddings (methodologically). Strong computational and data analysis skills (preferably in Python or R) are essential. Experience in crowdworks (e.g., virtual lab experiments and data evaluation tasks through Mechanical Turk) and interest in music are a plus.

The position does not require teaching, but it may be possible to get teaching experience for compensation. You would be part of a group of over 20 postdoctoral fellows and 70 faculty in the Division of Social Science.

For full consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV) with a full publication list and a link to their website, a brief statement of research interests, and names and contact information of two recommenders (letters will be requested only for shortlisted candidates), all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Professor Minsu Park at

Application deadline: January 30, 2023 - Note that we will consider candidates on a rolling basis and continue to consider applicants until the position is filled.

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.

Application Process

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