Open date: August 12th, 2019

Next review date: Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 13, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The UC Berkeley Demography program is widely regarded as one of the best and most creative in the world. We occupy a unique niche in the population studies landscape, with a strong focus on formal demography, population theory, and the relationship between demographic dynamics and social, cultural, and economic dynamics.

The UC Berkeley Department of Demography seeks applicants for two postdoctoral research positions to study demography of aging and population sciences, broadly defined. The two T32 postdoctoral positions are funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), complementing UC Berkeley’s NIA-funded Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA, The postdoctoral fellow’s research focus could include areas of Berkeley faculty research including CEDA signature areas such as mortality measurement, policy and behavioral determinants of adult health, biodemography of aging, and macro consequences of global aging.

The Fellow will be expected to work part of their time independently developing their own research portfolio in the demography of aging, and to work part of their time on collaborative mentored research with a Berkeley faculty member.

Conduct research on significant issues in some aspect of demography of aging, broadly defined
Receive grant-writing training and support in order to develop a proposal for supplemental NIH funding
Get training in responsible conduct of research
Attend departmental colloquia and other related events
If interested and qualified, teach an undergraduate course (with additional funding)
We also expect fellows to attend the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and to submit population-focused articles for publication during their time at UC Berkeley.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications required:
PhD or equivalent international degree by the time of application.
Must be US Citizen or permanent resident.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):
Experience in working with large data sets
Knowledge of one or two statistical analysis packages or programming (e.g., R, SAS, and/or Stata)
Qualitative and mixed methods skills
No more than five years of research experience since receipt of PhD

Appointment: The initial appointment will be made at 100% time for 1 year with a start date of September 15, 2019 through spring 2020. Thereafter, with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and availability of extramural funding and support.

To Apply: please go to the following link:

Interested individuals should submit application with contact information for 3 individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

This position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions to Dr. Leora Lawton,

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

The Demography Department is interested in candidates who have research interests in subjects that will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.


Berkeley, CA


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research Interests – Including the Berkeley faculty with whom you would like to work with
  • Brief descriptions of statistical skills and research experiences
  • Writing Sample
  • Teaching Experience and Interests – Only applies if you would like to potentially teach during the fellowship

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)