APPLY NOW: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN FAMILY DEMOGRAPHY AND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT
The Population Research Institute (PRI) at The Pennsylvania State University anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in the NICHD-supported Family Demography and Individual Development training program, starting on or about August 15, 2014. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, sociology, family studies, or a related social science discipline by the starting date. A strong background in quantitative analysis of social science data is desirable. The training program is oriented toward a postdoctoral research apprenticeship in two areas: family demography, and life course development processes and outcomes. Please see the announcement for more details about the fellowship and application requirements. For more information about the PRI's research and training programs visit the PRI website>> or contact the Training Program Director Dr. Valerie King.
APPLICATIONS DUE DECEMBER 15: COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK PROVOST'S POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST/SCHOLAR
CSSW is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a PhD in economics, public policy, social work, sociology or a related discipline to work with senior Social Policy faculty in conducting original research and scholarship on fragile families and child well-being. The goal of Columbia University Provost's Postdoctoral Research Scientist/Scholar program is to enhance the recruitment of outstanding postdoctoral scholars for underrepresented groups to more closely reflect the composition of the national pool of qualified candidates. The post-doc will work with CSSW Social Policy faculty (Irwin Garfinkel, Ronald Mincy, Julien Teitler, and Jane Waldfogel) for up to three years on an original research agenda utilizing data for the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study.
The postdoctoral program strongly encourages applications from promising scholars from historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to: Black/African-Americans; Hispanics/Latinos; Native Americans/Alaska Natives; persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, or Samoa. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident who will have completed his/her terminal degree no later than five years before the start of the fellowship. Individuals who received their terminal degree from Columbia or who have been a Columbia postdoctoral scholar are not eligible for this program.
All applicants must apply no later than December 15, 2013 online through the Columbia RAPS system.
Applicants will be interviewed via phone or in-person on a rolling basis. The Review Committee will begin conducting interviews at the annual APPAM conference in Washington DC on November 7-9.
See the call for applications here>>
APPLICATIONS DUE IN EARLY 2014: THE ERIC & WENDY SCHMIDT DATA SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL GOOD SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
The Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship is a University of Chicago summer program for aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact. Fellows work closely with governments and nonprofits to take on real-world problems in education, health, energy, transportation, and more.
The DSSG Fellowship is currently looking for partners with data science projects, fellows, mentors, and funders for summer 2014.
Applications due January 10, 2013: DSSG Project Partners
- Government and nonprofit agencies with a problem that can be solved using data science can apply to be DSSG project partners. They will work with DSSG fellows on data projects with meaningful social impact.
Applications due February 1, 2014: DSSG Fellows and Mentors
- Graduate and undergraduate students from quantitative and computational fields can apply to be DSSG fellows. They will work in small teams to solve the problems faced by nonprofits and governments.
- Professors, researchers, and other experienced data scientists from businesses, academia, and nonprofits can apply to be DSSG mentors. Mentors will correspond with partner organizations and direct fellows on their projects.
Other individuals and organizations passionate about using data to improve the world can provide funding to the Fellowship.
Prospective fellows, mentors, partners, and funders can apply at http://dssg.io/contact/. More information about the DSSG Fellowship, including last year's projects, is available at the DSSG website>>
APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 10: STANFORD WORKSHOP IN FORMAL DEMOGRAPHY
The Stanford Centers for Population Research and the Demography and Economics of Health & Aging will host a workshop on Formal Demography on March 24-25, 2014. The focus will be on formal demographic methods with applications to aging (including mortality change and disparity, and probabilistic forecasts of mortality, fertility and population forecasts). Applications for this 2-day workshop are invited from advanced students, postdocs, and junior faculty.