Research Assistant in the Division of Social Science Economics, Dr. Morgan Hardy

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Feb 2024


Dr. Morgan Hardy in the Division of Social Science, New York University Abu Dhabi NYUAD), seeks to recruit a research assistant to provide full-time research assistance, based in Abu Dhabi, in support of her work in Uganda and other Sub-Saharan African contexts.

The successful applicant will contribute to multiple projects related to women’s economic empowerment, industrialization, displacement, and livelihoods in Uganda and potentially other Sub-Saharan African contexts. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment, collaborating with principle investigators from NYUAD and around the world to produce rigorous evidence for policy making and frontier academic publications relevant to Uganda and beyond. Frequent travel to Uganda, and potentially other Sub-Saharan African countries, to support fieldwork and research dissemination activities is expected.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in economics or related field. A master’s degree in economics or related field is preferred. Excellent spoken and written English language and data analysis programming skills are required. Previous experience leading primary data collection as well as language skills relevant to the Ugandan context are preferred. This position is best suited to candidates with a desire and intent to pursue doctoral work in economics.

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcript, writing sample, coding sample, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 listed references (previous professors or research supervisors), all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email: [email protected] .

About NYUAD:

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: Feb 21, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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