Center Administrator, Center for Innovation in Social Science

 The Center Administrator will assist the Director in establishing and managing all Center infrastructure and operations, programs, personnel/affiliates, and budgetary priorities. In close collaboration with CISS leadership, the Administrator carries out emerging special projects, including projects related to program and curricular development. The position affords significant opportunities for personal and professional growth, including broad conversancy with social science research, the landscape of higher education, training in systems and advanced skills, and increasing levels of initiative and responsibility in working across the University as a representative of the Center. CISS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and affirming office environment for all faculty, staff, and students. For further details and to apply, see here. Screening of applicants begins immediately.

Postdoctoral Associate, Health and Aging Over the Life Course

Dr. Deborah Carr (Department of Sociology and Center for Innovation in Social Science) is accepting applications for one 2-year postdoctoral associate position, starting July 1 or September 1, 2023. The postdoctoral associate will work closely with Dr. Carr on both collaborative and independent research projects focused on psychosocial factors that influence late-life health and well-being. The associate will receive mentoring, and have opportunities for publishing, presentations, and grant-writing training. The associate will have the opportunity to participate in the activities and programs in the Department of Sociology, Center for Innovation in Social Sciences, and other programs at Boston University consistent with the postdoctoral associate’s interests. The twelve-month annual salary is commensurate with NIH salaries. Health benefits are provided. The position is located on the Charles River Campus of Boston University. Applications must be received no later than February 18, 2023. Inquiries should be sent to Deborah Carr ( For detailed information on the position and application process, see here:  Postdoctoral Associate in Aging Research

Center for Innovation in Social Science (CISS)’s Post-Doctoral Scholars Program

The call for applications closed on December 12, 2022. Please check back in Fall 2023 for information on the next application cycle.

The Center for Innovation in Social Science at Boston University was established by the College of Arts and Sciences in 2021 to support, incubate, and promote innovative interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. The Center has more than 70 faculty affiliates, a dozen graduate student affiliates, and postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars. It also provides a forum for established and new workshops focused on cutting-edge topics in the social sciences, bringing together faculty and graduate students from multiple disciplines sharing substantive research interests ranging from social inequalities to health to climate change. The Center is now recruiting its inaugural cohort of two postdoctoral scholars whose research focuses on social and economic inequalities, broadly defined. Postdoctoral fellows will work closely with a faculty mentor, and will participate in professional development programs alongside participants in other postdoctoral programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at BU. For more information on the program and to apply, see the 2022-23 application call here. CISS does not provide visa sponsorship or work authorization.