Job ID: 186549

Instructor of Social Science with an emphasis in Computational/Quantitative Methods (Open Rank)

New York University Abu Dhabi

  • May 31, 2022
  • Instructor of Social Science with an emphasis in Computational/Quantitative Methods (Open Rank)
  • Division of Social Science
  • New York University Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
  • Open until filled
  • Fall 2022
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Social Sciences - General

Instructor of Social Science with an emphasis in Computational/Quantitative Methods (Open Rank)
Division of Social Science
New York University Abu Dhabi

The Division of Social Science at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi is looking to hire an instructor (open rank)  in the field of computational social science or data science, with some background in a social science field and expertise in computational techniques and have a working knowledge of the computational environments of Python and/or R, to provide support to faculty with grading and administrative duties for computationally intensive undergraduate courses as well as other courses in the Division of Social Science.

NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our faculty are highly diverse; our over 320 faculty members represent more than 45 different nationalities and bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE), which is fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence. For more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values are fundamental to our mission, click here.

About NYU Abu Dhabi
Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.

NYUAD is animated by inspiring, diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. 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 provide an intellectually rich environment. 

Students are drawn from among the world’s best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade.   

Working for NYUAD
To help Academic Staff thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by a competitive salary, housing and transportation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services, plus more.  Click here for more information on benefits for you and your family.

The candidate will have broad familiarity with several subfields in the social and behavioral sciences, with an emphasis on quantitative methodology/data analysis,  as well as expertise in computational techniques. They must be comfortable coding in Python or R (and willing to adapt to the language used in their assigned courses), and be willing to assist students with computationally intensive projects, as well as leading and teaching computational labs complementing the teaching faculty’s course material. They will have a proven track-record of English-language academic writing for their coursework and at least some experience leading small-group discussions. 

Candidates must have at least a master’s degree in data science or any computational field or a related discipline with a background in a social science field and, ideally, some experience providing teaching support. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, and familiarity with the US or British higher educational systems is preferable.

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

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover Letter
  • List of three references that may be contacted at a later date. 

We will begin reviewing applications on May 30, 2022 and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview this Summer 2022. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2022-2023.

NYUAD is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University, including women, under-represented minorities, and UAE nationals.

For questions about this position, please email

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Contact Information

  • NYU Abu Dhabi Division of Social Science
    Social Science
    New York University Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

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