Job Listings in Demography

Several postdoctoral fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year (with possibility of renewal), start date flexible.  
Two of them will be NIA T32 postdocs (you can see the now expired but descriptive advertisement here: - with two caveats: the phd degree must be conferred at time of appointment, not application, and for these positions the applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.  
We also have one or more postdoc opportunities with the CenSoc project (, although a T32 postdoc could also work on CenSoc.  Unlike the T32 postdocs, one does not need to be a US citizen for the CenSoc postdoc.
Please let your advanced grad students know about these opportunities. Interested persons should send a cover letter describing research interests and specifying which postdoc opportunity(ies) that are of interest, with a CV, and use a subject heading of 'Postdoc 2021-2022' to
We will begin reviewing submitted documents on February 1, 2021.


Vacancy at Department Myrskylä, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

New postdocs/research scientists-positions in the Department from Professori Mikko Myrskylä ( at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. Please kindly forward to interested persons at your institution. We would appreciate if you could help spread the job announcement.

The US Census Bureau’s Demographic Programs Directorate has two new job announcements for Career–conditional (permanent) opportunities, which are found on  The
Demographic Programs Directorate has 5 divisions and over 75 branches.

The vacancy announcements listed below opened on Monday, May 18, 2020 and will close at 11:59 p.m., EST on Monday, June 1, 2020.  Announcement Number: ADDP-2020-0018
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill multiple GS-1530-07/09 Statistician (Demography) positions in the Demographic Programs Directorate.

The Department of Sociology, University of Oxford would like to appoint three Departmental Research Lecturers and three Postdoctoral Researchers to work within the new innovative interdisciplinary environment of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science.

The Department of Urban Studies at SLU seeks a junior level (Assistant Professor) or a senior level (Associate or Full Professor) for tenure-track faculty position in Urban Economics and/or Urban Demography. 

The candidate should have research and teaching interest in at least one of the following areas: urban labor markets, immigration and global cities, urban political economy and economic development, globalization and inequality, urban environmental resiliency and population dynamics such as mobility, migration, immigration, fertility, and health. Special consideration will be given to quantitative researchers in the above areas.

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The direct link for viewing this posting from external sources is

Penn State Population Research Institute is hiring for the following position: Assistant Research Professor in Applied Demography
Penn State University - Job - Assistant Research Professor
Description. The Population Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University seeks a Research Associate in Applied Demography. With support from Penn State, PRI is helping to lead a new initiative to develop the Pennsylvania Population Network (PPN) – a coalition of related research centers and resources from across the Pennsylvania State University.

Postdoctoral positions in Population Health Science 
Seeking scientists who understand complex health problems and health disparities as resulting from multiple interacting layers of influence that unfold over chronological, biological, and historical time. 

This exciting new program at the University of Minnesota, housed in the Minnesota Population Center, features cross-training in the biology and etiology of disease as well as in the social sciences. The program included engagement in independent and collaborative population health research supervised by interdisciplinary teams of faculty and intensive professional socialization designed to integrate trainees from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and prepare them to have outstanding careers as population health scientists.

Interested candidates can read more about our program online ( and download an application in the "How to Apply" section. A promotional flyer is attached.

Please direct all questions to me or to Lindsey Fabian (

Post-doctoral Research Associate in Population-Environment Interactions
CU Population Center
Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado Boulder

CU Population Center (CUPC) at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in population-environment research, to start August 2019. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is possible subject to performance evaluation.

Application review will begin March 6, 2019.
The candidate’s cover letter should describe research interests and a 2-year plan including potential collaborative links as related to above substantive areas of interest. Application materials will not be accepted via email and must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
For questions or additional information: Please contact Lori Hunter, Director, CU Population Center: Lori.Hunter@colorado.eduPost-Doctoral Position
Deadline for applications: March 24, 2019


The Institute for Population Research at The Ohio State University seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the team of project entitled “Demand for Modern Contraception in sub-Saharan Africa: New Methods, New Evidence”. This project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is co-directed by John Casterline and Samuel Clark. See attached flyer.

Start date: July 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019. This is a two-year position. The initial term of appointment is one year, with reappointment to a second-year conditional on performance.
To apply: submit (i) cover letter and (ii) curriculum vitae at Candidates should be prepared to provide three letters of recommendation upon request.
Inquiries about the position can be directed to John Casterline ( or
Samuel Clark (

Assistant Professor, Human geographer studying race, diaspora or migration
The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a human geographer studying race, diaspora or migration. Any regional specialty is welcome. Anticipated start date is September 16, 2019.

WGSS Data Analyst/Research Fellow 
The UH WGSS Program conducts research on issues and challenges now facing individuals, organizations, and society concerning gender and sexuality. Our experts collect and analyze data to aid civic and business policy makers and community members in Houston, in Texas and nationally, in developing creative, balanced solutions, in order to build a fair, innovative and prosperous future in the region.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University with research interests in population. The Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University invites nominations and applications for a faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with research interests in population. This is a tenured position that includes 50% research and 50% teaching, advising, and service. Teaching and advising responsibilities include support of the department’s undergraduate and graduate degree offerings in Policy Analysis and Management. There are opportunities for involvement in research and training programs in demography administered through the Cornell Population Center (CPC). Qualifications include a Ph.D. in economics, sociology, demography, public policy, or a related field and a scholarly and teaching record commensurate with tenure at either the Assistant/Associate Professor level. For more information and to apply, go to Academic Jobs Online,
We will begin reviewing applications October 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


The UCLA California Center for Population Research (CCPR) ( seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position in demography and population studies. This is an open rank appointment with rank depending on the candidate’s experience and record. Applicants must have an earned a Ph.D. or equivalent in a social science, public policy, public health, demography, or a related field. The appointment will likely be made in one or more of the major departments represented within CCPR (Community Health Sciences, Economics, Geography, Public Policy, Statistics, and Sociology). Candidates should have a strong, innovative research program, demonstrate success or potential for obtaining extramural research funding, and be able to teach population courses and mentor students from diverse backgrounds. The start date is negotiable, preferably Fall 2019. We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2018.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action, policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Please see the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’s Statement FAQs here:

How to apply: Using UCLA Academic Recruit,, applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references.

Department of Sociology
Assistant Professor
(Demography area)

Details: The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of demography. Starting date is August 2019. The department has an undergraduate minor in demographic studies and a strong doctoral program with several faculty in the area. The Department is also home to the NIH-funded population center, the Center for Family and Demographic Research.
Qualifications: Area of study is demography. (Expertise in social inequality is preferred.) Candidates must have demonstrated productivity in research and experience teaching sociology or demography at either the undergraduate or graduate levels. A Ph. D. in Sociology or related field (e.g., demography) is required by the time of employment.
Application: For an application to be considered complete, submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests that include experience to date and goals for the future, full curriculum vitae, statement of commitment to diversity in higher education, three letters of recommendation dated within one year, a writing sample (e.g., a dissertation proposal, dissertation chapter, or an academic journal article or accepted manuscript), and a transcript showing highest degree earned. For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position, visit
Bowling Green State University - Job Opportunities
Ohio Universities - Bowling Green State University (BGSU), among Ohio's top universities and universities, and one of the best universities in northwest Ohio, is a growing force in national and international research and education
Background check and official transcripts required for employment. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.
Applications must be received by 5:00 pm EDT on September 17, 2018.

The Sociology Department at Western Washington University is hiring a director for our Center for Social Science Instruction/Demographic Research Lab. It will be a position that combines teaching, administration, and other activities related to publishing and grant-writing. It will not come with research expectations. Although it will not be on the tenure line, employment will be configured with a relatively longer term contract. Our goal is to attract candidates with strong teaching and coding skills who can be a resource for students and faculty. Ideally we will identify candidates who are attracted to this mix of responsibilities. You will see the minimum degree is a Masters rather than a PhD.
Here is a link to the position announcement:

Postdoctoral Scholar in Poverty Policy Analysis and Measurement

Oregon State University is hiring a 1-2 year postdoctoral scholar to support an ongoing effort to create an Oregon poverty measure. The project will use Oregon administrative data combined with household surveys from the Census Bureau. The focus is on poverty policy analysis and management with considerable room for the scholar to lead related research. Link to official announcement is here:
Direct any questions to David Rothwell:

On behalf of Emilio Zagheni, Institute’s Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, I would like to ask you to distribute / publish the attached job offer of our institute.

The Guttmacher Institute has just posted a job opening for a Senior Research Scientist with a focus on domestic research (attached) and linked here. A number of Guttmacher scientists will be attending the Psychosocial Workshop and PAA in Denver and would be happy to speak with anyone interested in learning more about the position, so feel free to forward this information to anyone who might be interested. Please contact Kethryn Kost ( if you would like to talk in Denver.


Announcing two post-doc positions for 2018-2020 at UW-Madison! Post-doctoral scholars have a rich array of resources at Wisconsin, including the several hundred top scholars associated with our NIH-funded population and aging centers, the Center for Demography and Ecology and theCenter for Demography of Health and Aging, as well as the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Population Health Institute, the Global Health Institute, and our spatial data center, the Applied Population Lab. The campus community boasts great biking, beautiful lakes, and of course, great beer. Come join us!

Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work

The Sloan Fellowship is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program that will address the challenges of aging societies and labor force participation in the United States. Fellows conduct self-directed, interdisciplinary research under the guidance of Harvard faculty mentors. In broad terms, projects should shed light on the current challenges of working longer and potential solutions to the ways in which the United States' public and private sectors will need to adapt to an aging work force. Expectations are that the research derived from the fellowship will be used to support improved workplace policies at various institutions as well as increase the public’s understanding of aging and labor force challenges. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly work-in-progress sessions, leadership skill building seminars, and communications & media skills training. Fellows also have access to multiple educational opportunities at Harvard. One finalist will be selected.

The David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Bell Fellowship is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program designed for researchers and practitioners in the field of population sciences. Through self-directed research, selected candidates will examine a broad range of critical issues, most from within the HCPDS's focal areas, including: social and environmental determinants of population health; aging societies; workplace & well-being; and social/family demography. Fellows participate in population science seminars, weekly work-in-progress sessions, leadership skill building seminars, and communications & media skills training. Fellows also have access to multiple educational opportunities at Harvard. Two finalists will be selected.

For both fellowships, the salary is $60K/yr plus benefits and a generous research/travel/relocation fund. Both are open to U.S. and international candidates.
For more information on the programs, please go to


UC Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor of Sociology (Demography, Migration, and Inequality)
(Job #JPF00463-18)

The Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship. We seek candidates whose expertise includes quantitative empirical analysis and research in demography, migration, and inequality especially with respect to Latin America and the Caribbean. Other areas of expertise are open but we especially encourage applications from candidates with interdisciplinary interests in one or more of the following areas: international migration; labor; social justice; globalization and governance; and identity and inequality.

Research for Action Analyst/Associate Position