[PERN] Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions at Brown University Population Studies and Training Center

The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is seeking two Postdoctoral Research Associates with training in population studies and/or human geography to work with Professor Elizabeth Fussell on one of several projects. Two projects involve research on disaster-affected populations with her collaborator, Professor Narayan Sastry (University of Michigan). One focuses on the Hurricane Katrina-affected population of New Orleans and the other focuses on Puerto Rico and the effects of the economic crisis and Hurricanes Irma and Maria on migration and population changes. A third study, in collaboration with Jack DeWaard (University of Minnesota) and Katherine Curtis (University of Wisconsin-Madison) involves constructing and analyzing a dataset to study hazard events and migration flows between US counties. Applicants should highlight their preparation for and interest in one or more of these topics in the cover letter.

Qualifications:  The preferred candidates will have a PhD in a social science discipline with a specialization in demography, a theoretical and empirical familiarity with the field of migration and the environment, experience in dataset assembly and management, statistical and spatial data analysis, survey methodology, advanced programming in Stata or another statistical package, and excellent writing ability. Special Sworn Status (SSS) with the Census Bureau is a plus, and a successful applicant without this status will be assisted in obtaining it. To be eligible for SSS the candidate must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

The Research Associateship will start as soon as January 1, 2022. The term of appointment is one year, with the possibility of renewal. In addition to an annual salary of $55,000, the Research Associateship provides office space, computer equipment, health benefits, and a $2,000 annual travel account.

Application process: Applications should be submitted by September 15, 2021 to receive full consideration, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants must have completed the PhD requirement prior to the start of the position. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Elizabeth Fussell, email: elizabeth_fussell@brown.edu.


To apply, please submit your application at: http://apply.interfolio.com/90686 and include the following materials: (1) a cover letter that briefly describes your educational preparation, research interests and plans, your interest in a particular project, and a statement of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the commitment of the Population Studies and Training Center and Brown University. Accordingly, PSTC seeks qualified candidates who can contribute to racial equity, diversity and inclusion in their scholarship and professional activities. Further, the PSTC is keenly interested in diversifying higher education and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups in higher education. (2) a two-to-three page research statement detailing your substantive and methodological research experience; (3) curriculum vitae; and (4) one or two recent samples of published work. In addition, candidates should submit three letters of reference via the online system at the time of the application.