Dean of Social Science

New York University


New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is an extraordinary achievement and unparalleled opportunity in higher education. In the decade since its founding it has become one of the most selective undergraduate institutions in the world. It is both transformational for the region, and critical to New York University’s vision to be at the forefront of international higher education in the 21st century.

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion and belonging. It enrolls what is perhaps the most diverse student body in higher education, with students from more than 115 countries with no one nationality exceeding 15 percent. It is also one of the most selective, with an average admit rate of 4%. There are currently more than 1,450 undergraduate students enrolled under a need-blind admission policy with remarkable financial aid, with the plan for the number to grow to 2,200 undergraduates and 400 graduate students in the coming years. Across its four divisions NYUAD is home to more than 320 faculty and 400 research staff, also drawn from all over the world.

NYUAD offers degrees built upon an inspiring, highly globalized core curriculum and currently offers doctoral students research areas in five disciplines, with additional graduate programs and executive education being proposed each year. NYUAD’s faculty and students alike benefit from being part of NYU’s incomparable network, which provides them with opportunities to study and research across the world.

NYUAD is now seeking its next Dean for the Division of Social Science. Situated at one of the world’s cultural cross-roads, social science at NYUAD has access to some of the most ancient and rapidly developing communities and is in a remarkable position to analyse humanity in all its diversity and complexity. Its faculty are working on fieldwork projects throughout the region on topics ranging from religious mobilization in Turkey to economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Dean of Social Sciences of NYU Abu Dhabi has a unique opportunity to play a formative role in helping NYUAD achieve its ambitious agenda, advancing diversity and inclusion and growing research, scholarship, and educational programming, whilst providing leadership and oversight of a highly-accomplished faculty and unique curricula, research and teaching in a dynamic, diverse and developing environment.

Application Instructions

For more information and to apply please contact Benjamin Crase on To apply, please visit, quoting reference number 4826.

Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. NYUAD is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University.