Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science (Political Science), Dr. Leonid Peisakhin

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Dec 2023


We are inviting applications for a three-year Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi from individuals who have or will soon receive a PhD in political science 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 Drs. Leonid Peisakhin, Joan Barceló, and Jeff Jensen. The collaborative research will be in the field of historical legacy research, with an emphasis on the legacy of conflict and historical institutions. This position is open as to geographical area.

 The ideal candidate will specialize in historical political economy and will have an interest in conflict studies, post-conflict reconciliation, as well as broader topics in political economy; strong candidates with research interests in other subfields will also be given full consideration. Advanced methodological training is essential; this includes high-level familiarity with causal inference and econometric techniques. Experience working with historical sources and familiarity with public opinion research would be helpful, but not required.

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 a full publication list, statement of research interests and two letters of reference, all in PDF format by December 1, 2023. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Leonid Peisakhin

 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

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.

Application Process

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