Job Listings in Demography

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.

ANSIRH Student Research Position in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Empowerment

The mission of the Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) Program at UCSF is to conduct rigorous, innovative social science research on complex and controversial issues related to reproduction. We are committed to challenging structures of inequity in order to improve reproductive wellbeing.

ANSIRH seeks a master’s or doctoral student quantitative researcher to support data analysis for a longitudinal study on the Sexual Health and Reproductive Empowerment of Young Adults. The candidate will work closely with Ushma Upadhyay, PHD, MPH Principal Investigator (PI) on the analysis of data from a U.S. study on gender, power, and desired contraceptive use among young people ages 15 to 24. The primary purpose of the work is to develop a measure of sexual and reproductive empowerment for young people and to understand how it may be associated with contraceptive preferences and use. The student researcher would clean the dataset, prepare the data for analyses, run exploratory analyses, develop multivariable models, create table shells, and work with the PI in developing the measure including exploratory factor analysis. Expected time commitment is 10 hours per week for 6 months.  A stipend for this project is available and the student will have co-authorship of papers and opportunities to conceptualize and lead additional papers from the dataset.   While the student researcher can be located anywhere in the United States, slight preference is for a student located in the Bay Area for in-person meetings and collaboration at ANSIRH’s office in Oakland, CA. 

Required Qualifications:
·       Master’s or doctoral candidate in demography, sociology, public health, or other social science
·       Demonstrated experience in data analysis in Stata, including development of multi-variable models
·       Experience or familiarity with scale development procedures including exploratory factor analysis or other psychometric analysis

Preferred Qualifications:
·       Strong interest in gender, power, reproductive health
·       Expertise in adolescent health
·       Ability to work independently
·       Ability to work with people from diverse communities

Experience with Black/African American, Latinx or Native American communities

If interested, please send your CV and a cover letter to Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH ushma.upadhyay@ucsf.eduPostdoctoral Associate of the Cornell Population Center (CPC) at Cornell University: CPC invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships. This is a two-year position starting on August 16, 2019. Selection is based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a CPC faculty affiliate to serve as a mentor. Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC’s four main foci: families & children; health behaviors & disparities; poverty & inequality; and immigration & diversity. Postdoctoral associates will have access to university resources and receive an annual salary plus benefits and a modest research/travel account. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, economics, sociology, or a related social science discipline by August 16, 2019. Applications are due by December 7, 2018. For more information and to apply, go to

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!

Three postdoctoral researchers in inequality and life course research at the University of Amsterdam:

Assistant Professors in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University: PAM is seeking to hire two Assistant Professors, one in Health and one in Applied Microeconomics. The Health hire will conduct empirical research in health economics and/or health disparities. The Applied Microeconomics hire will conduct empirical research in one or more of the following areas: behavioral economics, development, economic demography, education, health, law and economics, environmental economics, labor economics, public finance, and regulation. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include support of an undergraduate major in Policy Analysis and Management, professional master’s students, and Ph.D. programs in Policy Analysis and Management, Economics, and Sociology. A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, sociology, public health, or other appropriate field is required. We will begin reviewing applications immediately. For more information and to apply, go to

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

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Sociology
Nuffield College

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