Social Science and Genetics Professor – Open Rank

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. If you have any questions, please e-mail

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