[URBANTH-L] ANN: Postdoc Research Associate for Urbanist in Social Sciences (Brown U)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Sat Feb 10 17:10:26 EST 2007

From: Logan, John <John_Logan at brown.edu>

I would like to announce a likely opening for a Postdoctoral Research 
Associate at Brown University that may be of interest to urbanists in any 
social science discipline.  The starting date is flexible, but could be as 
early as June 1, 2007.  The initial appointment will be for a one-year term 
that may be renewed for a second year.  Candidates with a Ph.D. in hand are 
preferred, but those near completion of their dissertation may be 

The Research Associate will participate in a variety of research projects 
supported by external grants from NSF and NIH directed by John Logan.  One 
major current study targets the residential and labor market incorporation 
of immigrants and minorities in U.S. cities at the end of the 19th Century 
and early 20th Century.  Another investigates the impacts of hurricanes on 
settlement patterns on the Gulf Coast during 1950-2000, with an emphasis on 
what social groups became most exposed to storm risk.  Candidates should 
have experience working with census data and similar large-scale datasets; 
knowledge of mapping and spatial analysis tools is desirable.

The Research Associate will be closely tied to Brown's research initiative 
in Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) and will also be 
affiliated with the Population Studies and Training Center 
(www.pstc.brown.edu), and will have access to the considerable PSTC research 

Salary will depend on the experience/credentials of the appointee and will 
include health benefits.  Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Logan 
at john_logan at brown.edu.  Include a short self-description, a curriculum 
vitae, a copy of up to three publications or working papers, and 
names/contact information for three persons who can comment on 
qualifications for this position.  This is not yet a formal search, pending 
final action by the funding agencies, but it would be desirable to apply by 
April 1.

John R. Logan, Professor of Sociology
Director, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences
Department of Sociology
Brown University, Box 1916
Providence, RI   02912

Phone: (401) 863-2267
Fax (401) 863-3213
Email John_Logan at Brown.edu 

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