Post-Doctoral Associate in Division of Social Science, Computational Social Science

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
18 May 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


We are seeking researchers who are passionate about Data Science, with an emphasis in Computational Social Science. Some of the possible research topics include: (i) network science, (ii) social media analysis, (iii) collaboration and teamwork, (iv) gender inequality, (v) diversity, (vi) online controlled experiments. 

The ideal candidate is self-motivated and hard-working with a PhD degree in Data Science, Computational Social Science, Computer Science, or Information Science. The position requires experience with at least one of the following: Data Science, Machine Learning, Computational Social Science. Relevant skills could include statistical analysis, data management and collection, big data, causal inference, network analysis, graph theory, visualizations, and online tool development. Experience in conducting online controlled experiments is also desired, but not required. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential.

Selected candidates will be working closely with Bedoor AlShebli, an Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science in the Social Science Division at NYUAD. The position provides salary higher than internationally competitive rates for Post-Doctoral / Research Engineering / Research Assistant 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.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement highlighting past and current research experience, and at least two reference letters, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email: Bedoor AlShebli


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.

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