Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science (Psychology) Dr. P.J. Henry

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The social psychology faculty at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) are inviting applications for three, two-year Post-Doctoral Associate positions in the area of social and political psychology to start September 2023 (starting date negotiable).The postdoctoral associate will work on quantitative research projects focusing on areas related to gender (e.g., gender roles, masculinity / femininity, gender identity), sexuality, and/or the antecedents and consequences of inequality, prejudice, or discrimination, broadly defined. The postdoctoral associate will work under the supervision of either Jaime Napier or P.J. Henry.

A number of skills are considered plusses but by no means are all required. Experience working with archival data sets and/or large survey data sets (e.g., ANES, GSS, WVS), and with interdisciplinary research (e.g., sociology, gender studies, political science, human development) is a plus. Strong quantitative skills are important, including expertise or experience with sophisticated statistical analysis such as multilevel modeling, cross-lagged panel modeling / longitudinal analyses, and/or structural equation modeling. The position may also involve management of survey projects, which will require familiarity with survey methodology and use of Qualtrics or other survey administration tools.   

In addition to the core project responsibilities, the post-doctoral associate will have an agreed portion of their time protected to spend on advancing their own research, for which they can take advantage of the excellent facilities and research culture at NYUAD.

This position is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where the selected candidate will join a thriving research community in the rapidly growing Psychology program at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). The social psychology faculty have strong connections to the NYU campus in New York. Funding is guaranteed for up to two years with opportunity for renewal following a successful performance evaluation. The terms of employment are highly competitive and include housing and travel subsidies, a moving allowance, and educational subsidies for those with children.

Candidates must hold (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in social psychology or a related quantitative social science (e.g., political science, sociology, human development).

Applicants should submit

  1. a statement that describes their research interests (approx. 2-4 pages) and how it connects to either (or both) faculty research lines,
  2. a cover letter,
  3. a CV, and
  4. three references who will be contacted for letters should the candidate advance in the selection process.

To receive full consideration, complete applications must be received by March 15, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

If you have any questions, please email P.J. Henry ( or Jaime Napier ( directly.  


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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