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New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses – New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi – complemented by 12 additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

Entering its fourth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. 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, and Physical and Engineering Sciences.

NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for faculty positions at any level (assistant, associate or full professor) for appointment to its program in Social Research and Public Policy. One opening at the Full Professor level is for the Foundation Chair of the Department of Sociology and Public Policy; we seek a distinguished senior scholar who will also assume a leadership role in the program. For the positions at all levels, we encourage applications from candidates with outstanding teaching and research records across the social sciences (Sociology, Demography, Political Science, Economics, Social Psychology, Public Policy). We will consider applications from all areas of theoretically-informed policy-relevant social research, including urban studies, immigration, public health, organizations, and inequality.

You may visit the Social Research and Public Policy Program’s website for a description of its innovative curriculum.

The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. The appointment might begin as soon as September 1, 2014, or could be delayed until September 1, 2015.

The review of applications is underway, and will continue until the positions are filled. To be considered, applicants need to submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications and three letters of reference in PDF format. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail

NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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