How to Apply

Interviewing caregivers of AIDS orphans in LesothoInterviewing caregivers of AIDS orphans in LesothoThe PSTC has multiple opportunities for postdoctoral study and training. See below for information on applying to the Center's various programs.

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 http://apply.interfolio.com/27778. 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 apply.interfolio.com/27171 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.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Postdoctoral Fellow

As part of a NICHD training grant, the PSTC supports one NICHD postdoctoral fellow for two years pending successful review after the first year. As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, NICHD postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend about half of their time working independently and the other half working collaboratively with research associates.

In addition, NICHD postdoctoral fellows are expected to regularly attend the weekly PSTC colloquia, give a lecture in the colloquia series during the second year of their appointment, attend the Population Association of America (PAA) meetings to present a paper or poster, and submit one or more articles for publication. Postdoctoral fellows must have a PhD in Anthropology, Demography, Economics, Sociology, or a related social science discipline. NICHD-funded postdoctoral fellow candidates must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residency at the time of the application.

Screening of applications usually begins in mid-January and continues until the position is filled.

For more information contact the assistant director at Ana_Wildman@brown.edu.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The aims and expectations of the PSTC postdoctoral research associate position are the same as the NICHD postdoctoral fellow position (see description above), with the exception of the citizenship and residency requirement, as this position is PSTC-funded. Non-U.S. citizens and residents are eligible.

Screening of applications usually begins in mid-January and continues until the position is filled.

For more information contact the assistant director at Ana_Wildman@brown.edu.

Joint Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

These positions are critical to the intellectual environment and the PSTC’s burgeoning postdoctoral program, but these opportunities occur on an ad-hoc basis, as funding and joint appointments become available. The PSTC is proactive in developing collaborations on campus to help support these types of positions. Recently, the Center had joint postdoctoral fellows with the PSTC and the Environmental Change Initiative and the Cogut Center for the Humanities (Amy Thomas-Moran).

For information on current opportunities or if you are interested in developing a joint postdoctoral appointment, please contact the assistant director at Ana_Wildman@brown.edu.