Employment Opportunities

IPUMS recruits candidates who are enthusiastic about creating data that fuels social science and health research around the world. We are seeking smart, technically-minded people to join our growing team of researchers and technical staff.

Our researchers are involved in all stages of data and metadata production, including the web dissemination system and outreach. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of data processing and dissemination methods, and we are looking for people who will approach these methods with initiative and creativity.

Current or recent job openings at IPUMS are listed below. Applications for current openings should be made via the University of Minnesota's online employment system. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us at isrdi-jobs@umn.edu. See more job openings at our related centers on the ISRDI website

Current Openings:

  • Undergraduate Research Fellow ID 347274
    We have up to two openings for undergraduate research fellows for summer 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year, on the IPUMS International Historical Geographic Information Systems (IHGIS, ihgis.ipums.org). As part of this research experience, you will aid in processing and documenting published census tables from a wide range of countries. You will learn data processing and documentation procedures to describe the structure of tables, convert them into database-ready files, and document the source and content of the tables.

  • Undergraduate Archivist ID 347128
    IPUMS (part of ISRDI) curates the world's largest collection of individual-level population and health survey data freely accessible online (ipums.org). Thousands of researchers use these data worldwide, and you can contribute to the support, development, and enhancement of this public good. We have three openings for undergraduate archive assistants, beginning immediately and continuing through summer and beyond (pending satisfactory performance).

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant ID 347539 
    IPUMS NHGIS provides easy access to summary tables and time series of population, housing, agriculture, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for years from 1790 through the present for the United States. This position will be part of a team of NHGIS assistants working on spatial data editing to create digital maps for 1980 and 1970 census blocks. The work is done in ArcMap. No previous experience with ArcMap is required; the NHGIS team will teach selected candidates the required skills.