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2018-2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Gerontology

Deadline: April 18, 2018 

The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, located within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University, is currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow for a one-year position (with a possible one-year renewal) to begin on or around August 24, 2018. 

The Pepper Institute brings together faculty and students from a range of disciplines, such as sociology, economics, political science, urban and regional planning, public health, psychology social work, and medicine, to address aging issues. Research at Pepper centers on four areas: 

  • Pathways to Later Life
  • Aging and Health Disparities
  • Communities and Transportation
  • Aging and Health Policy. 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to spend part of the time working independently and part collaboratively with Faculty Associates. They also are expected to attend Pepper events an to present her/his research to the Pepper community and is encouraged to prepare grant applications. Preference will be given to candidates whose interests fit within one or more of the institute’s research areas.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a social or behavioral science, awarded within the past five years, and experience conducting aging research. The salary for this one-year position is based on National Institutes of Health’s projected stipends for 2018, ranging from $48,450 (for those with 0 years of experience) to $55,600 (for those with 5 years of experience).

Interested candidates are invited to send via email the following materials: a letter of application; a research statement; and a CV with the contact details of three referees.  Materials should be sent to Anne Barrett, Director of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, at Deadline for submission of materials is April 18, 2018.  Please note that candidates also are required by this deadline to apply at


Tallahassee Magazine article highlighting Director Anne Barrett and the work of the Institute, OLLI and Safe Mobility for Life Coalition. 

Pepper Director Anne Barrett and Pepper Associate Miles Taylor to study and share their expertise in Italy and Canada, respectively, through grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, a time for reflecting on our past and charting our future course.