Postdocs at Brown University

There are multiple postdoc opportunities for next year at Brown.
1.   one or two postdocs to join an ongoing resaerch project.   They will be working intensively with newly released 100% 1940 census microdata, creating 1940 GIS street maps and geocoding the whole population in many major U.S. cities.  They will use these maps as a basis for studying the class and racial/ethnic bases of neighborhoods and neighborhood segregation.  I also intend to study neighborhood change with decadal data for several cities in the 1900-1930 period.  The same data will be useful in studies of ethnic labor markets.
​The position requires experience with spatial analysis.
​We will begin reviewing applications in early January.  ​
More information and a link to the application forms are here:
2.  Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by The Watson Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. We seek a scholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post 1970s U.S. in areas such as:  urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, housing or welfare.

The successful candidate will teach one course per year in a Watson Institute-related program and collaborate on the design of CSREA programming each year on a key topic in contemporary racial inequality studies.

Scholars with a Ph.D. in Sociology, American Studies, Political Science, History, Social Theory, African-American Studies or a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences will be considered. Dissertation must be signed by August 1, 2015.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, a writing sample (15-20pp), a personal statement (1 page) and the names and addresses of three referees to Review of applications will begin December 15.
3.  The Population Studies and Training Center has funds for a postdoctoral fellow.  Highlights of the position are:
* two-year appointment
* candidates develop their own research with mentorship from faculty, but do not have to work on a faculty member’s ongoing project
* no citizenship requirements (position funded with University finds rather than federal funds)
* review of applications to begin mid-January, full consideration to applications submitted by Jan 31st.
The application instructions and details are t, and prospective applicants can contact Ana Karina Wildman ( or Leah Vanwey ( with questions.