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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science, Dr. Paula England

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
21 Sep 2023


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 sociology, demography, economics, or a related social science. The appointment will begin September 1, 2024, subject to final budget approval. The position is for 3 years. All requirements for the PhD must be completed to start the position. The Post-Doctoral Associate will spend half time on independent research, and half on collaborative research with Professor Paula England, who will also serve as a mentor. The exact topics of collaborative research will be developed through discussion based on mutual interest. Topics could include gender inequalities, sexualities, and/or the social demography of cohabitation, marriage, and fertility; analyses might be on data sets from one or multiple nations. The competitive candidate will have excellent data analytic and statistical skills, experience with large data sets, a real desire to find the truth, and the ability to think and communicate clearly. 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 post-doctoral associates and 70 faculty in the Division of Social Science. The Division’s intellectual life is rich, with many disciplinary and interdisciplinary speakers and conferences which post-doctoral associates may attend.

NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE). For more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values are fundamental to our mission please visit:

To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format.

Working for NYUAD

To help post-doctoral 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. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your family


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 enables 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.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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