• 3 Apr 2021 12:01 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Older adults' perspectives on service needs and policy experience

    Call for Papers for the Journal of Elder Policy, Issue 4, 2021

    Editor-in-Chief: Eva Kahana PhD

    Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University

    Abstracts of 500 words are due by May 1, 2021.

    Full papers (8000 -10000 words) due by Aug 15, 2021.

    Older adults, whether aging in the community or in congregate settings are often recipients of services or benefits reflecting policies. While there is a large literature that focuses on programs and services aimed to benefit older adults, there has not been much exploration of the perceptions and experiences of older adults with entitlements and services.

    To what extent do the services provided actually meet the needs of the older adults? Do they do so in a way that preserves the dignity of the person? Are there better policies that can benefit older adults?

    To address these important questions, the Journal of Elder Policy is issuing a call for papers that examine older adults’ perspectives on service needs, service and policy experience. We welcome both empirical (qualitative and quantitative) and conceptual papers from diverse disciplines.

    Topics may include but are not limited to:

    • ·        Experiences and perspectives of services (e.g. transportation, meal services, health, home care)
    • ·        Examples of positive program and service experiences of older adults
    • ·        Negative outcomes of well-meaning service policies
    • ·        Perceived needs vs. services provided for older adults
    • ·        Unintended harms of current policies
    • ·        Lived experiences of service recipients and their caregivers

    Authors should send a 500 word abstract related to their paper by May 1 to Managing Assistant Editor, Kaitlyn Langendoerfer (

    The Journal of Elder Policy is an Open Access Journal sponsored by Policy Studies Organization. There is no publication fee. All articles will be peer reviewed.

    More information about the Aims and Scope of the journal can be found here:

    A PDF version of this announcement can be found by clicking HERE.

  • 19 Mar 2021 5:46 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government is seeking to hire an Applied Demographer.

    Please click HERE for more information. 

    Job posting information provided by:

    Greg Wilson

    Carl Vinson Institute of Government | Workforce Development & Economic Analysis Unit Manager

    University of Georgia

    201 N. Milledge Avenue | Athens, GA 30602

    Mobile: 706-338-0657 |

  • 16 Mar 2021 3:42 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    This job posting is for two Socioeconomic Analyst II positions at the Center for Business and Economic Research at The University of Alabama.

    We are looking for someone with experience in demographic analysis and development of population projections, economic data analysis and interpretation, socioeconomic research, technical writing, and editing. We are looking for someone with a curious mind and someone who is willing to learn.

    In addition, this is a great position for someone with a master's or public sector experience.

    The position closes on April 8, 2021

    Below is a link to the post:

    The Center for Business and Economic Research, Culverhouse College of Business, University of Alabama is seeking two Socioeconomic Analysts who specialize in complex demographic analysis and economic data analysis and interpretation, population projections, socioeconomic research, technical writing, and editing. The position holder will collect, format, and analyze data in order to write economic and demographic reports that cover issues that impact the state of Alabama. Application deadline 4/8/2021. Visit UA’s employment website at for more information and to apply. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities. 

    If you know someone who would be a good fit for this position, please encourage the person to apply and to reach out to me if they have any questions.

    Nyesha C. Black, Ph.D.
    Director of Demographics
    Assistant Research Personnel

    Center for Business and Economics Research 
    The University of Alabama
    Phone 205-348-3757 | Mobile 205-712-6478

  • 9 Mar 2021 4:43 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Please click here to view the job announcement for the Director of the SSRC at Mississippi State University.

  • 13 Feb 2021 2:19 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Click this link for more information about the CSDE Seminar Series.

    Partition Theorem in Populations and its Role in Determining the Stationary Status of a Population

    Arni Rao, Professor & Director of Laboratory for Theory and Mathematical Modeling, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical College of Georgia

    Moderated by:

    David Swanson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology at University of California, Riverside


    Register for Zoom Seminar HERE

    12:30-1:30 PM PT

    The Net Reproductive Rate (NRR) in demography is often used to compute the population replacement rate. The time sensitiveness of NRR in demography concerning determining the statitionary status of a population is questioned. To what extent partition theorem in the population can provide timely status on the stationary component of a population is explained. Mathematical perspectives of the stationary population will be discussed.

    Dr. Arni Rao conducted research and/or taught at several institutions, such as the Indian Institute of Science, University of Oxford, Indian Statistical Institute and the University of Guelph. His mathematical models for HIV/AIDS helped in the national policies in India. His works on deep-learning algorithms in infertility data, blockchain technology with hybrid models, epidemiological policies, and Chicken Walk Models are widely discussed for their practical value. Rao’s other noted contributions include his fundamental theorem in stationary population models (Rao-Carey Theorem), Partition Theorem in Populations, and Artificial Intelligence Model for COVID-19 Identification.

  • 19 Jan 2021 7:27 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Please join us for the upcoming Edward A. Dickson Emeritus/a Lecture Talk Series. Each year three retired UCR faculty are awarded Edward A. Dickson Professorships to support their research, teaching, or public service activities. In the year following their awards, Dickson Professors give public presentations of their work sponsored jointly by the UCR Emeriti Association and Retirees’ Association. 

    "The Accuracy of Hamilton-Perry Population Projections for Census Tracts in the United States"

    Presenter: Dickson awardee David A. Swanson

    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

    Location: All lectures meet online via Zoom.


    Join the Zoom Meeting:  

    Meeting ID: 928 4625 2979

    Passcode: 862652


    The paper underling the talk is available via "online first" at Population Research and Policy Review:

    For more information, please view the attached event flyer.

  • 11 Dec 2020 8:12 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    We want to let you know that we will be appointing several postdoctoral fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year (with possibility of renewal), start date flexible.

    Two of them will be NIA T32 postdocs (you can see the now expired but descriptive advertisement here: - with two caveats: the PhD degree must be conferred at time of appointment, not application, and for these positions the applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

    We also have one or more postdoc opportunities with the CenSoc project (,) although a T32 postdoc could also work on CenSoc. Unlike the T32 postdocs, one does not need to be a US citizen for the CenSoc postdoc.

    Please let your advanced grad students know about these opportunities. Interested persons should send a cover letter describing research interests and specifying which postdoc opportunity(ies) that are of interest, with a CV, and use a subject heading of 'Postdoc 2021-2022' to

    We will begin reviewing submitted documents on February 1, 2021.

    Leora Lawton PhD
    Executive Director, Berkeley Population Center
    360 Barrows Hall
    (of) 510-643-1270 | (m) 510-928-7572

  • 23 Nov 2020 2:37 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Call for Abstracts: 2021 ACS Data Users Conference (#ACSConf21)

    The 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference will be held virtually on May 19-20, 2021. The conference will bring together ACS data users and U.S. Census Bureau staff to share information about key ACS data issues and applications. The conference will include:

    • Contributed presentations by ACS data users
    • Invited plenary sessions
    • Breakout sessions
    • Lightning sessions
    • Informal roundtable discussions

    Registration for the conference will be free for all participants.

    View the abstract submission form or visit the conference website for more information.


  • 23 Nov 2020 2:36 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Inviting Applications for ACS Data Users Group Steering Committee

    In partnership with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), the U.S. Census Bureau is soliciting applications for membership in an ACS Data Users Group (DUG) Steering Committee. The DUG Steering Committee’s main responsibility will be to improve data users' understanding of the value and utility of ACS data. In addition, the DUG Steering Committee will inform PRB and Census Bureau staff about the concerns of ACS data users and will provide feedback on ACS-related activities, data products, dissemination channels, and/or methodology.

    To learn more and to apply, visit the ACS Online Community website.


  • 17 Nov 2020 5:31 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bridge to the Faculty in Sociology (Job ID 139356) 

    Department: LAS/Sociology  

    Category: Postdoctoral Research Associate 

    Location: Chicago 

    Close Date: 12/04/2020 

    Description: The University of Illinois Chicago invites applications for a Sociology Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race and Health, beginning August 16th, 2021. 


    Program Goals: The Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate program seeks to advance diversity on the permanent faculty level by encouraging the recruitment, retention, and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on attracting individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented. The determined goal of this program is to recruit, mentor, and support the transition of outstanding candidates from postdoctoral assignments to research active, tenure track faculty members. UIC strongly encourages applications from individuals who have demonstrated a background and/or record of scholarship that will best support UIC’s diverse student body. UIC is among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses and is designated a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). UIC is located just outside downtown Chicago and is a comprehensive, urban, public, Research 1 university with access to state-of-the-art research facilities. The UIC Sociology department is diverse, engages in public sociology, draws on and exhibits expertise in multiple research methods, and studies the intersection of multiple inequalities.  Information about the Department of Sociology can be found at  


    Position: Research Areas: The ideal candidate will specialize in the study of health and race. These are critical areas of inquiry for the department as we seek to meet student and research demand. We may also consider those scholars specializing in health without a specific race focus. The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in Sociology or related field within the past five years – no earlier than August 15, 2017 and no later than August 15, 2021. Postdoctoral research associates are expected to teach one course per year and to maintain an active research program. This is a full-time position and includes a competitive salary and benefits package. Subject to satisfactory performance in the first year, applicants can be re-appointed for a second year (with University approval).  Successful post-doctoral associates will then have the opportunity to transition to faculty starting in the 2023-2024 academic year. In addition to mentorship within Sociology, fellows will participate in a cohort-based mentoring experience through the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, where they will have the opportunity to meet other Bridge to the Faculty Fellows. The Bridge to the Faculty Fellowship is funded by the Chancellor’s Office, and administered through the Office of the Provost. 


    To Apply: For full consideration, candidates should submit the on-line applications with the names and email addresses of 3 references by December 4, 2020. 

    Applicants should submit materials to Applications should include: 

    1. A cover letter that includes information about how the applicant’s scholarly research agenda focuses on race and health and contributes to core areas of strength in our department as well as a statement on teaching philosophy.   

    2. A curriculum vitae.  

    3. A statement of commitment to and experiences with advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.  

    4. 2 writing samples, limited to 40 pages or less for each.   


    For further information about the search, please contact the chair of the search committee, Claire Decoteau, at  


    The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


    Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process. 


    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit 

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