Skip to main content

This job has expired

Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science, Social Science Experimental Laboratory

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
13 Mar 2024


The Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL), New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a post-doctoral researcher. The ideal candidate is ambitious, well-trained, self-motivated, hard-working, equally capable of working alone and as part of a team, and holds a PhD in economics or a related field. The position requires expertise in experimental methods. Previous experience conducting social science experimental research (either lab, lab-in-the-field, online, and/or field) is essential. Excellent communication skills in English, scientific creativity, and the desire to work in multidisciplinary teams are also essential.

The successful applicant is expected to publish research in leading peer-reviewed journals in social science (i.e., economics, political science or sociology) or in leading interdisciplinary journals. The position holder is expected to dedicate up to 20% of their time to lab-related tasks and to participate in research collaborations with faculty affiliated with the SSEL. The position holder will join an exceptionally vibrant community of economists, sociologists, and political scientists, doing cutting-age research, exploring the foundations of human behavior, using experimental methods.

The position provides a salary higher than internationally competitive rates for postdoctoral research 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.

Appointments will be for two years, renewable for at least an additional year conditional on a satisfactory evaluation of performance.

Review of complete applications will begin on December 15th and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a job market paper, a research statement highlighting research experience, and at least three reference letters, all in PDF format. Note that this position is NOT located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

For any questions, please email John Wooders ( or Nikos Nikiforakis (

About NYUAD:

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.

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

For people in the EU, click here for information on your privacy rights under GDPR:

NYU is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion.


Mar 13, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert