Job ID: 132715

Social Research and Public Policy – Tenured, Division of Social Science, NYU Abu Dhabi

New York University Abu Dhabi

  • Nov. 1, 2019
  • Social Research and Public Policy – Tenured, Division of Social Science, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Division of Social Science
  • New York University Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
  • Open until filled
  • Fall 2021 or Fall 2022
  • Professor
  • Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Public Policy & Administration
    Political Science - Theory
    Gender Studies
    Social Sciences - General
    Sociology - General

Social Research and Public Policy – Tenured
Division of Social Science
NYU Abu Dhabi

The Division of Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is searching for new faculty to conduct cutting edge research and teach the next generation of global leaders.

We are inviting applications from sociologists and related disciplines for a tenured faculty member to join the program in Social Research and Public Policy, for appointment in September 1, 2021, or September 1, 2022, subject to final budget approval. We will consider applicants with an active research agenda in all areas of theoretically-informed social research, but are especially keen on strengthening our faculty in any of the following areas: social theory, political sociology, comparative-historical research, qualitative methods, migration, gender, and race/ethnicity.  

NYU Abu Dhabi’s unique location in the Middle East makes it an ideal headquarters for social scientists working to better understand global societies, both past and present.

About NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi is a pioneer of higher education in a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, while advancing cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. Part of the NYU global network, NYU Abu Dhabi offers an outstanding liberal arts and science education to students from the United Arab Emirates, United States, and around the world, focusing on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research that pushes the frontiers of knowledge forward and responds in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local questions. NYU Abu Dhabi advances NYU as a model university for the 21st century and contributes in multiple ways to the development of a sustainable, knowledge-based economy in Abu Dhabi.

As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students, and providing an intellectually rich environment. Students are drawn from around the globe, surpassing all traditional academic benchmarks. The NYU Abu Dhabi undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other honors.

Working for NYU Abu Dhabi
A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it’s your home and in order for you to research, teach, and thrive, we’re offering a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. Start with generous relocation allowances to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by competitive salaries, housing and transportation allowances, and educational assistance for your dependents. Health and wellness services round out our offerings, plus more.

This position requires a Ph.D. in Sociology or related disciplines.

We seek individuals who have a strong record of scholarship, teaching, and mentoring, and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality research.

To apply for this position, please submit the following items, to:

. CV
. Cover Letter
. Statement of Teaching Interests
. Recent Teaching Evaluations (if available)
. Statement of Research Interests
. Three (3) Representative Writing Samples
. List of three references that may be contacted at a later date.

We will begin looking at applications on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions about this position, please email

If this sounds like you, apply now.

Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.  

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