PostDoc Position: Brown University, Population Studies & Training Center

Brown University,  Population Studies & Training Center

Postdoctoral Positions

Location: Providence, RI

The PSTC has at least two openings for one or two-year postdoctoral positions starting as early as July 1, 2014.

One position is for a Postdoctoral Research Associate and the other is for an NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow.   . 

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 fertility, mortality, and migration, 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 Studies, Environmental Change Initiative, Global Health Initiative, National Children’s Study, and more. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the PSTC website to learn of research activities, intra-institutional links, and faculty associate interests.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend about half of their time working independently and about half of their time working together with one or more mentors from among our faculty Research Associates.  In addition, postdoctoral fellows are expected to regularly attend the weekly PSTC Colloquia, present to the colloquia 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.


Postdocs must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline. For consideration of the NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowship, United States Citizens, Non-Citizen Nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence at the time of application. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should  provide an up-to-date CV, examples 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.  You should also indicate in your letter if you want to be considered for the Postdoctoral Research Associate, Postdoctoral Fellow, or both.

In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Susan Silveira
Population Studies & Training Center
Box 1836, Brown University
68 Waterman Street
Providence RI 02912

Apply Now

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877) 997-8807.

Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


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