Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science Economics, Dr. Torsten Figueiredo Walter

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 20 Dec 2023


We are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi from individuals who have or will soon receive a PhD in one of the social sciences or a related discipline. The appointment will begin September 1, 2024, subject to final budget approval.

The post-doctoral associate will spend half their time on independent research, and half of their time on collaborative research with Professor Torsten Figueiredo Walter. The collaborative research will be in development economics with a focus on state capacity and structural transformation in low-income countries.

We seek a candidate with advanced training in applied microeconomics/econometrics as well as advanced skills in statistical software packages (e.g., Stata, R). Object-oriented programming skills and experience with GIS software are welcome, as is experience conducting research in collaboration with local government partners. The ideal candidate would have specialized in development economics and have interests in the allocation of public services/infrastructure and structural transformation in low-income countries. But we also encourage applications from candidates with specializations in other applied fields, such as labor and public economics.

The position does not require teaching, but it may be possible to get teaching experience for compensation. You would be part of a group of over 20 post-doctoral fellows and 70 faculty in the Division of Social Science.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and two letters of reference, all in PDF format, by December 20th, 2023. If you have any questions, please email Professor Figueiredo Walter at [email protected] .

Working for NYUAD

To help Postdoctoral Associates and faculty thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi. It includes a competitive salary; housing and transportation allowances; educational assistance for your dependents attending school in the UAE; and access to health and wellness services. Click here  for more information on benefits for you and your family.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

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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Deadline: Dec 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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