Postdoctoral Fellow

University Park Campus
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Date Closing:
open until filled
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Vice President for Research
The Population Research Institute (PRI)


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, 2016. 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. We seek trainees with either 1) training in demography who wish to broaden their disciplinary base by acquiring substantive expertise in individual development throughout the life course, or 2) a disciplinary background in individual development who seek to acquire the perspective, tools and techniques of demography. The interface of family demography and individual development science is an area of particular strength among Population Research Institute faculty associates. A postdoctoral fellow devotes most of his/her time to research collaborations with faculty mentors and independent research and research grant proposal writing, but may also audit selected courses to broaden disciplinary expertise. Fellowships are for one year, with possibility for a second year. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents at the time of application. Screening of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Application must include 1) letter of application along with 2) a three-four page statement describing a) research interests and career plan, b) planned research during the postdoctoral period, c) proposed postdoctoral faculty mentor(s) at Penn State (see faculty list at:, 3) a curriculum vitae and 4) examples of written work as part of your application materials. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent separately to Angela Jordan at For more information about the Population Research Institute research and training programs see: or contact Dr. Valarie King at, Training Program Director.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088