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Postdoctoral Fellow (Dr. Regnerus)

University of Texas at Austin

Job Description

Job Posting Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow (Dr. Regnerus)


Hiring Department:

Population Research Center


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:

Aug 01, 2023


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Jul 31, 2024





Job Details:

General Notes

The position is funded for one year, with the potential for a one-year renewal. Funding for this position comes from the John and Daria Barry Foundation. The position is benefits eligible and includes travel funds for the year. The start date is negotiable.

What benefits do I receive with UT? The university offers an impressive benefits package. For more details on benefits, please see: https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits and https://hr.utexas.edu/current/services/my-total-rewards .

This position is eligible for a hybrid Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) (on-campus and remote work). FWA arrangements are subject to manager approval and may shift due to changes in business needs. The remote location must have a reliable internet connection to support working remotely. UT policies on Flexible Work Arrangements are available at https://hr.utexas.edu/current/fwa .

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The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to begin work starting August 2023. The right candidate will both demonstrate previous research--and commit to continued research--that contributes to scholarship in one or more of the following domains: marriage, family, sexual relationships and reproductive decisions, and the technology and cultural shifts that affect these. This would occur both in consultation with Regnerus and other social science faculty affiliated with the Population Research Center.


  • Prepare articles for publication in scientific journals and presentations at academic conferences

  • Write scientific manuscripts

  • Manage multiple research projects in the domain of family and relationship behavior

  • Collaborate with fellow researchers as part of a project team

  • Develop independent research initiatives for the future

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in economics, sociology, statistics, psychology, human development, or a related field, received no more than three years prior to start date.

  • Experience with statistical programs Stata or R

  • Experience conducting analyses in domains related to marriage, family, sexual relationships and reproductive decisions, and technology and cultural shifts that affect these topics is optimal

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; and

  • Strong interpersonal and logistical coordination skills

  • Strong statistical background

  • Experience managing and analyzing large datasets

  • The ability to balance several projects

Salary Range

  • $54,000 annually

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover letter that addresses applicant’s research interests, career goals, and statistical analytic experience

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Copies of writing samples (limit: 3)

Important: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.


Employment Eligibility:

Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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