For Postdocs


Addressing migration, development, and land use change in BrazilAddressing migration, development, and land use change in BrazilPostdoctoral fellows are encouraged not only to work with faculty but to build upon prior work as they become independent researchers. PSTC-affiliated postdoctoral fellows focus on developing their research, publications, and grant portfolios. They may also teach a course (depending on the position's funding sources) and have the opportunity to participate in Brown courses.

Affiliated postdoctoral fellows have access to the same PSTC services as faculty and students, including high performance computing and pre- and post-award administration. The Center provides a stimulating environment and excellent infrastructure for junior scholars to hone their skills through professionalization workshops, editorial support, and developing conference and job-talk presentation skills. 

Following their appointments, PSTC postdoctoral fellows are hired into excellent private sector and academic positions, including Oregon State, the University of Toronto, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. See the Alumni section for more information on recent placements.

The PSTC fosters postdoctoral training in population studies with several postdoctoral fellow positions at the Center. The opportunities include:

  • NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow (supported by a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [NICHD] Training Grant from the National Institute of Health [NIH])
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (supported by PSTC internal funds)
  • Joint postdoctoral appointments with other campus units

Applications now being accepted for a postdoctoral position in spatial analysis

Brown University announces a likely opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate that may be of interest to social demographers and human geographers. The starting date is flexible, but could be as early as June 1, 2015. The initial appointment will be for a one-year term that may be renewed for a second year. Candidates with a Ph.D. in hand are preferred, but those near completion of their dissertation may be considered. 

To apply, please go to On-line applications need to include: a) cover letter describing expertise related to the position; b) curriculum vitae; c) relevant manuscripts; and d) names and addresses of three references who can be asked to write on behalf of the applicant.

Applications will be considered beginning January 1, 2015, and new applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applications will begin January 6, 2015. (For full consideration please submit materials by January 20, 2015.) 

Applications now being accepted for a postdoctoral position in Population Studies

The PSTC is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral reaseach associate position in Population Studies. Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2015, for full consideration. 

Application Instructions: Applicants should go online to and provide an up-to-date CV, examples of written work, and a cover letter with the following information: research interests and plans, one or two anticipated faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals.

Screening of applications for postdoc positions usually begins in mid-January of each year and continues until the position is filled. For more information on the PSTC postdoctoral program, please contact the assistant director at