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August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Brown University

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Population Studies and Training Center
Brown Postdoctoral Fellow

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454389
Date Posted: 10/20/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Brown Postdoctoral Fellow
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: J1 -- Demographic Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is currently recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow to start on or around July 2016. This position is funded by a T32 training grant from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, and funding restrictions require the postdoctoral researcher to be a US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.

Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary ( It is distinguished by its commitment to collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of research in developing country settings. 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 determinants of health, gender, family structure, residential segregation, and the consequences of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Opportunities also exist to build on 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, 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 fellows are expected to regularly attend the weekly PSTC Colloquia, present to the colloquium during the second year of their postdoctoral appointment, present research at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and submit one or more articles for publication. They benefit also from workshops and mentoring on grant preparation, various research skills, and the responsible conduct of research.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our PSTC faculty page and identify one or two potential faculty collaborators; however, you do not need to seek a mentor at this time. We will help you identify a mentor at the end of the search.

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

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/01/2016
Reference Instructions:
Please have three letters of recommendation submitted online through interfolio.
Application Instructions:
Apply online at Screening of applications will begin December 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled (for full consideration please submit materials by January 1, 2016).
Applicants should provide an up-to-date CV, example(s) of written work, and a cover letter with the following information: research interests and plans, 1 or 2 anticipated faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals.
Contact Ana Karina Wildman ( with any questions.