Research Assistant in the Division of Social Science, Political Science



Political Scientists at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) are looking to hire a full-time Research Assistant to start in September 2023. The position entails data management, replication, and visualization as well as literature reviews and light text editing. There might be an opportunity for co-authorships for a qualified candidate.

A successful candidate must have advanced data analysis skills in Stata and R, experience with data visualization in R, and GIS data work in R and/or ArcGIS.

The position is open to applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any social science discipline, quantitative data analysis, or statistics. Candidates with qualifications in or familiarity with political science concepts are preferred. The candidate must be self-motivated, an independent thinker, fluent in English, and have well-developed writing skills.

This is a full-time position based at NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi. The appointment will run from September 2023 until August 2024 with a possibility of extension by one year. The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. NYUAD is an equal-opportunity employer.

Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, all in PDF format, submitted via Interfolio.

The review of applications will start on June 15, 2023.

Questions on the specifics of the position can be directed to Dr. Leonid Peisakhin [email protected] , Dr. Peter van der Windt [email protected] , and Dr. Christopher Paik [email protected]


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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