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Social Research and Public Policy Professor at NYUAD

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Tenured/Tenure Track - Open Rank
New York University Abu Dhabi}

Open Date
Feb 7, 2021

Mar 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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.

The interdisciplinary composition and expertise within the Division of Social Science, as well as the Social Research and Public Policy program, will be used to expand research activities in the area of gender in the MENASA, and add greater diversity to the perspectives engaged in related discussion. NYU Abu Dhabi’s location in the Arabian Peninsula, at the intersection of the three continents of the Eastern hemisphere : Africa, Asia, and Europe makes it an ideal place for social scientists who are pursuing research agendas on gender in these world regions and beyond.

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity ; such principles are fundamental to the university commitment to excellence. Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment ; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single one nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our faculty are highly diverse and community minded : our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all of whom bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world.

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 providing 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.

NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE). For more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values create fundamental to our mission please visit https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/inclusion-diversity-belonging-and-equity.html

Working for NYUAD

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. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. 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. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic career trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. NYUAD supports faculty through fellowships and affiliations with research centers both at NYUAD and in the NYU network more generally. Support for dual career families is a priority.

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- Qualifications
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 :

  • 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 nyuad.socialscience@nyu.edu.