Post-Doctoral Associate in Social Psychology – Dr. Jocelyn Belanger Research Group

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    NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
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    negotiable / month
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    2 days ago
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The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi is inviting applications for fully-funded Post-Doctoral Associate position in the area of Social Psychology. The anticipated appointment is expected to start, preferably, on August 14, 2019, for a period of two years, with a possibility of extension, following performance evaluation.

The position requires involvement in cross-sectional, longitudinal and experimental studies examining the notions of belief formation, self-sacrifice, and violence. 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.

Candidates must hold (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. degree in Social Psychology, or a related discipline. Ph.D. holders with a strong publication record, a background in motivation, violent extremism, or persuasion research, and statistical expertise in structural equation modeling, will be considered a plus.

The terms of employment include competitive salary, housing, and other benefits. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 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 recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email

About NYUAD:

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.