Research Postdoctoral for Aging Studies Institute-

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073594
Job Title Research Postdoctoral for Aging Studies Institute-
Location 314 Lyman Hall
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. summer

Job Type Full-time
Rank Post-Doctoral Staff
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Aging Studies Institute at Syracuse University invites applications for a postdoctoral staff to work with a team examining trends and spatial patterns in the ways that educational attainment shapes mortality in the United States. The project, “Education, Geography, and U.S. Adult Mortality,” is funded by the NIA and led by Principal Investigator Jennifer Karas Montez at Syracuse University (with co-investigators across four universities). The postdoc will work with the project team, conduct analyses of mortality data at a Federal Research Data Center (located nearby at Cornell University), coauthor peer-reviewed publications, and present research at conferences.

The two-year postdoc will start in August 2018. The position will receive a salary commensurate with NIH guidelines (, subsidized health insurance, $2000 to offset moving expenses, and travel funds to present research.

The position will have access to university resources and office space at the Aging Studies Institute (ASI). ASI is located in the heart of the Syracuse University campus and has a vibrant community of 45 faculty representing 17 academic departments.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, sociology, economics, public health, or related discipline at the starting date.

Due to the funding source and the use of a Federal Research Data Center, applicants must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents at the time of appointment and be able to pass a federal background check. The applicant must be in residence for the two-year period.

Job Specific Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative skills, experience analyzing large datasets, and interests in the social determinants of U.S. mortality.


The postdoc will work with the project team, conduct analyses of mortality data at a Federal Research Data Center (located nearby at Cornell University), coauthor peer-reviewed publications, and present research at conferences.

Physical Requirements

Travel required to the Federal Research Data Center in Ithaca, NY, approximately 55 miles south of Syracuse University.

Application Instructions

Required materials include:

1. Cover letter, including a statement about whether the applicant (a) is a U.S. citizen/permanent resident, and must consent to a federal background check.

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Two-page research statement – please attach to other document.

4. Two representative papers. Peer-reviewed publications are preferred. Dissertation chapters are also acceptable, as long as they are under 20 pages – please attach to writing sample.

5. Three letters of reference submitted to the SU online application site by the writers.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

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Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 11/20/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 01/10/2018
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Primary consideration will be given to applications received by January 10, 2018, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For questions, contact Jennifer Karas Montez, Assistant Professor of Sociology and the Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar of Aging Studies, at

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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