Social Research and Public Policy, Tenured/Tenure Track, Open Rank

Social Research and Public Policy, Tenured/Tenure Track, Open Rank
Division of Social Science
NYU Abu Dhabi

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

You are invited to apply for a tenured/tenure-track, open-rank faculty position in the Social Research and Public Policy program. We will consider applicants with an active research agenda in all areas of theoretically-informed social research, but are especially keen on scholars working on research with a focus on Gender in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA) region/global South. Within this area, we encourage applications from candidates with scholarship that complements our program’s strengths in migration, economic development, poverty, health, inequality, and demography. We particularly welcome applications from female scholars as well as members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Applicants should provide a strong record of scholarship, and evidence of potential to develop and lead high-quality research, with national and international significance. Applicants should demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage, in both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a cutting edge, innovative, and highly visible research program; participate in student advising and mentorship; teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the area of women and gender in the MENASA; or develop new courses in their area of expertise, as appropriate.  

This position requires a Ph.D. in Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Social Work, Anthropology, Public Policy, Demography, or a related field.

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

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

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Recent Teaching Evaluations (if available)
  • Diversity Statement 
  • Three (3) Representative Writing Samples
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation for early career scholars, a list of three references for senior candidates.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is March 22nd, 2021. However, applications may be considered after this date until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to start in September 1, 2021, or September 1, 2022.

NYUAD is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University.

For questions about this position, please email

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.


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