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  • 1.  Job: Librarian for the Social Sciences, NYU Abu Dhabi

    Posted 08-31-2021 08:30
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    Dear colleagues,
    Please consider applying for this position at New York University's campus in the United Arab Emirates.

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    Librarian for the Social Sciences

    New York University - Abu Dhabi


    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


    The NYU Abu Dhabi Library invites applications for a Librarian for Social Sciences to work in a highly collaborative, innovative, and forward-looking setting. Reporting to the Head of the Center for Digital Scholarship at NYUAD, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Abu Dhabi by providing dynamic and enthusiastic service to students, faculty and researchers with a special focus on research in the social sciences (economics, social research and public policy and political science). The role involves reference, teaching, collection development, and partnering with our diverse student and faculty body on innovative research initiatives. Program development and participation in tiered information literacy programs are required.

    The librarian will serve as a resource for students and faculty working with data and scholarly resources common to social sciences research, and as a partner with the other liaison librarians and related University departments. The incumbent will develop creative strategies to understand the information needs of the Social Sciences division, build partnerships with faculty, and actively engage in outreach to sustain strong, consistent, and effective communications between the Library, and the division and its affiliated programs. This position participates in the development of programmatic support of quantitative and qualitative data services as they relate to the undergraduate and graduate programs, including facilitating access to data resources and providing research and instruction support to faculty and students in their use. He or she will develop and maintain print and electronic subject-related collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty. Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Shanghai, and across NYU's global network is an important job expectation. Librarians at NYUAD engage in community and professional service and pursue an active scholarly agenda including publication and research. 

    NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university commitment to excellence. Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single one nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise our faculty and staff are highly diverse and community minded: our campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities and our administrative, research and academic staff come from almost ninety countries.

     Initial appointment will be for 3 years and is renewable contingent on job performance and active professional engagement. Rank depends on professional background and experience. 

    About NYUAD

    Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE's capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture, while establishing a new model of higher education for today's complex world.

    NYUAD is animated by inspiring, diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students and providing an intellectually rich environment. 

    Students are drawn from among the world's best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade.   

    NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE). For more information on NYUAD's commitment to IDBE and how these values create fundamental to our mission please visit

    Working for NYUAD

    A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it's your home and in order for you to research, teach, and thrive, we're offering a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. Start with generous relocation allowances to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by competitive salaries, housing and transportation allowances, and educational assistance for your dependents. Health and wellness services round out our offerings, plus more. 

    Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.

    Learn more about working and living in Abu Dhabi here


    Required Qualifications:

    • ALA-accredited degree or international equivalent graduate degree

    • Academic background in the social sciences (economics, social research and public policy, political science)

    • Experience with quantitative analysis and its tools, particularly Stata and the R programming language

    • Demonstrated analytical skills

    • Demonstrated experience in building programs to support campus needs

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    • Demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm for instruction and outreach

    • Demonstrated commitment to building inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity in professional practice

    • Demonstrated aptitude for teamwork, flexible accommodation of a changing environment, and history of collegiality

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in the social sciences

    • Demonstrated knowledge of or direct experience working with and managing research data

    • Experience working in a research library

    • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment

    Application Instructions

    To be considered for this position, please submit the following documents:

    1. Cover Letter
    2. CV
    3. List of 3-5 references to be contacted at a later date.

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be appointed during the academic year 2021-2022

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

    For questions about this position, please email the search committee chair at

    Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people. 

    UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

    Daniel Hickey, MLIS
    Head, NYU Business and Brause Real Estate Libraries
    +1.212.998.2694 | |