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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science, Dr. John Ham

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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


The Division of Social Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, invites 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 economics. The appointment will begin September 1, 2024, subject to final budget approval. The successful applicant will join a group of over 20 post-doctoral fellows and 70 faculty in the Division of Social Science.

The post-doctoral associate is expected to spend at least half of their time on collaborative research with Professor John Ham; some of the projects will also involve Professor Nikos Nikiforakis. The collaborative research will include designing and exploiting experiments, some creating large micro data sets, and will be at the intersection of behavioral and labor economics.

The position is part of the Experimental group in Social Science. The ideal candidate will have solid skills in either econometrics or applied micro (e.g., labor economics) and experimental economics. The ideal candidate will also be a self-starter who is equally at ease working alone as well as part of a team.  Successful applicants are expected to publish research in leading peer-reviewed journals in economics, social science, or leading interdisciplinary journals.

The position does not require teaching, but there may be opportunities to teach for additional compensation. The position holder will join a group of over 20 post-doctoral fellows and 70 faculty in the Division of Social Science. The position provides a salary higher than internationally competitive rates for postdoctoral research positions, substantial benefits (generous housing, transportation, travel allowances, educational subsidies for children), and full health insurance and retirement contributions. The UAE does not levy income tax.

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement highlighting past and current research experience, one of their papers, and three reference letters, all in PDF format. Review of complete applications will begin on December 19th and will continue until the position is filled.

Note that this position is NOT located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, UAE. Please contact John Ham ( if you have any questions.

Appointments will be for three years.

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.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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