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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science (Economics), Dr. Jean Imbs

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
15 Apr 2023

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Academic Discipline
Economics & Econometrics, Business & Economics
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time


We are inviting applications for a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Economics department of the Division of Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi. The applicant should have or soon receive a PhD in Economics. The appointment will begin September 1, 2023, subject to final budget approval and security clearance. 

The Post-Doctoral Associate will spend half of their time on independent research and half of their time on collaborative research with Professors Jean Imbs and Jordan J. Norris. The collaborative research will be broadly within spatial economics with a focus on empirical applications of network theory.

We seek a candidate who is empirically-minded and capable with economic theory. Advanced training in mathematics (particularly linear algebra), programming, and skills with statistical packages are essential. We welcome interest and experience in network science, international (macro)economics, economic geography, economic development, and game theory in networks.

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

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and two letters of reference, all in PDF format. To apply, candidates MUST submit their documents through Interfolio; emailed applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please send an email to


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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