Brown University: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Population Studies

The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University is currently recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to start on or around July 1, 2017.

Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary. It is distinguished by its commitment for collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of global research. The scope of PSTC research encompasses traditional topics of interest to demographers, such as migration and family processes, as well as a much broader range of issues, including environmental change, social inequalities and health, gender, family structure, residential segregation, and HIV/AIDS epidemic. Opportunities also exist to build upon connections the PSTC has with other interdisciplinary units at Brown, such as the Watson Institute for International and Policy Affairs, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, the School of Public Health, the Data Sciences Initiative, and more. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the PSTC website to learn of research activities, intra-institutional links, and faculty affiliate interests.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend part of their time working independently and part of their time working collaboratively with one or more mentors from among our faculty affiliates. In addition, postdoctoral associates are expected to coordinate or participate in relevant working groups, regularly attend the weekly PSTC Colloquia and other PSTC workshops and mentoring activities, present their work to the PSTC community, present research at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and submit one or more articles for publication. They are also encouraged to prepare grant applications. We request that applicants visit our PSTC faculty page and identify one or two potential faculty mentors; however, applicants do not need to contact potential mentors prior to submitting an application.


Postdoctoral Research Associates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline.

Application Instructions

Apply online at Screening of applications will begin on January 31, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should provide an up-to-date CV, 2 example(s) of written work, and a cover letter with the following information: research interests and plans, 1 or 2 anticipated PSTC faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals. Please have three letters of recommendation submitted online through interfolio. A review of applications will begin by January 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Contact Ana Karina Wildman ([email protected]) with any questions.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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last updated 8-Dec-2016