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CUPC PostDoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

CU Population Center (CUPC) at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in population-environment research, to start August 2019. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is possible, subject to performance evaluation.

Who We Are

CUPC, housed in the Institute of Behavioral Science, is a national leader in demographic research on population health, environmental demography and migration patterns and processes. This postdoctoral research position builds on CUPC’s strengths in environmental demography, and within that area, candidates should have research expertise in migration-climate-health linkages, social vulnerability and natural hazards, and/or urbanization processes and their effects on the environment and health. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Candidates must have experience in quantitative methods, the use of computational, statistical or data scientific approaches applied to social science or interdisciplinary research settings as well as data integration that involves spatial and non-spatial data. They are expected to bring particular interest in interdisciplinary research and will be expected to participate in, and develop, projects collaborative with Earth Lab Boulder, an initiative harmonizing the wealth of Earth observation data to facilitate innovative scholarship grounded in combinations of satellite, survey, and field data at various spatial and temporal scales. 

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend time working independently as well as collaboratively with CUPC faculty affiliates on large-scale research projects and grant proposals. Postdoctoral researchers will be resident within CUPC in the Institute of Behavioral Science, will coordinate and/or participate in relevant working groups, regularly attend and present within the CUPC speaker series and other CUPC workshops and mentoring activities. We also expect fellows to attend the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, submit one or more population-focused articles for publication during their time at CU Boulder, and help strengthen connections between CUPC and Earth Lab.

What You Should Know

Position to start August 2019. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is possible, subject to performance evaluation.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Doctoral degree in social sciences related to CUPC research themes.
  • Experience in integrating and analyzing large, and/or heterogeneous datasets.

What You Will Need

  • Strong quantitative background.
  • Demonstrated contributions to open science or willingness to contribute to open science.
  • Demonstrated publication and grant-writing skills.
  • Team spirit and interest in interdisciplinary research settings.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. 1 Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)
For consideration, please apply by March 6, 2019.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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