The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2015.  This position is for one year, but is potentially renewable for a second year. The PRC is an interdisciplinary research and training unit of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) that provides infrastructure support services and project development support for a very productive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students at UT. Most of the research is concentrated in four overlapping and reinforcing thematic areas: Health disparities, Educational Inequality & Opportunity, Partnership, Parenting, & Human Development, and Work and Stratification.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdocs are expected to spend about half of their time working independently and about half of their time working together with research associates.  We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact research associates to discuss collective interests prior to submitting an application.  In addition, postdocs are expected to regularly attend the weekly PRC brownbag, present at least once at the brownbag during their period of support, and submit research for presentation at the Population Association (PAA) meetings.  Postdoctoral fellows must have a Ph.D. in sociology, demography, public health, family studies or a related social science discipline and be citizens, or Permanent Residents, of the United States at the time of appointment. Screening of applications will begin on January 27 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Send letter of interest with information about research interests and plans, anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals; CV; and examples of written work to  Three letters of recommendation are required. Letter writers should send their letters directly to All documents must be submitted electronically.

For more information about the PRC research activities and faculty see our website: .

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Gershoff, NICHD Postdoc Training Director:

Additional contact, NICHD Program Coordinator: 

The University of Texas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity.

Funding from the grant, 5 T32 HD007081, Training Program in Population Studies, awarded to the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.