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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Post-Doctoral Associate in Social Psychology

14.01.2020, by Tina Keil

New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
Application deadline: February 15th, 2020


Dr. Andrea Vial is inviting applications for a fully-funded Post-Doctoral Associate position at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in the area of social psychology. The position requires involvement in new and existing projects focused on the psychology of gender segregation, including topics such as gender stereotyping, bias, and prejudice; self-stereotyping and identity threat; and gender identification and in-group bias. More information about Dr. Vial’s research is available at

In addition to supporting the research of the principal investigator, successful candidates will be encouraged to develop independent research projects as part of training for an independent research career.

Candidates must hold (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in social psychology or a related field. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong background in experimental methodologies and an interest in social psychological research aimed at understanding and mitigating gender disparities. The start date is negotiable, but fall 2020 is preferred. Interviews will be conducted via Skype, or in person in New York when feasible.

To be considered, applicants need to submit (1) a CV, (2) a cover letter, (3) a statement that describes the applicant’s research interests and the topics they would like to pursue if offered the job (no more than 3 pages), (4) two writing samples, and (5) names and contact information for three references.

Applications must be submitted through: Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials no later than February 15th, 2020. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Vial at

This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Post-Doctoral Associate will join a thriving research community in the rapidly growing Psychology Division at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Funding is guaranteed for up to two years with opportunity for renewal for additional years following performance evaluation. The terms of employment are highly competitive and will include housing and travel subsidies.


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.