Open Rank Professor, Social Science and Genetics, New York University Abu Dhabi

The Social Science Division at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for full time faculty positions in New York University Abu Dhabi from scholars working at the intersection of genetics and social sciences.

This tenure/tenure-track appointment is open rank.  We will consider applicants from across social science or social science related disciplines (e.g. sociology, economics, political science, psychology, biological anthropology, psychology and human genetics) with active and cutting-edge research agendas that include, but are not limited to, population genetics and social identity, genetics and human behaviour, critical and historical approaches to the use of genetics in social science and public policy, and bioethics in relation to human genetics.

Successful candidates will benefit from resources at NYUAD that support work at the intersection of genetics and the social sciences by providing access to cohorts, populations, collaborations and research programs. These include the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (, the Public Health Research Center
(, and seminars and colloquia that bring together faculty from biology and the social sciences.

NYUAD expects successful candidates to publish in high quality internationally refereed journals or books. The terms of employment are very competitive and include generous start-up and on-going research funds, as well as housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend an occasional semester at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching activities.

The review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for campus visits to NYU Abu Dhabi throughout the 18/19 Academic Year. We anticipate that successful candidates will start employment on August 15, 2019, subject to final budget approval.

To ensure full consideration by the search committee, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and three representative publications. To complete the online process, early career applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload their reference letter. Senior candidates should provide a list of three references in PDF format.

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About NYUAD:

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. Our goal is to develop a cohort of international students attuned to and educated for an inclusive global society. Students and Faculty will circulate within the global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.

Entering its ninth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.


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This position is NOT located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Kanchan Chandra
Professor of Politics, NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi