The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi is inviting applications for a fully-funded Post-Doctoral Associate position in Dr. Jocelyn Bélanger’s laboratory.
The position involves conducting, cross-sectional, longitudinal and experimental studies examining the notions of goals, motivation, and the dualistic model of passion. Of major interest is the role of motivation, social networks and ideology in violent extremism. The projects will aim to understand why, and under which circumstances, individuals are willing to sacrifice their lives for a cause. Successful candidates are expected to develop productive collaborations with faculty in the topic of: (a) radicalization, (b) deradicalization, and (c) self-regulation.
Applicants must hold (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in social psychology, or a related field, with demonstrated ability to implement and interpret advanced statistics and excellent writing skills. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in high volume, fast paced environment multi-disciplinary teams and cultural sensitivity are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record.
The anticipated appointment starting date is August 15th, 2019, with funding guaranteed for a term of one year and opportunity for renewal of the position for additional years following performance evaluation. The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests, representative publications, and two letters of reference, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer
UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.