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Are you on the job marketing or hoping to be soon?  APPAM wants to help you find the career that you're looking for.  The listing below is a current opening at one of our Institutional Members.  All applications and inquiries should be directed towards the listing organization.  

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Current Openings:

American Institutes for Research

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading behavioral and social science research organization. We are a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. Our vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.  AIR has opportunities for research professionals with Ph.D. and Master’s degrees who have a strong interest in policy-focused work and applied-research experience in one or more of the following areas: education, workforce development, employment and training, health policy/health services research, family/child policy, housing and community/economic development, national/homeland security, population/migration issues, poverty/income policy, science/technology, natural resources/energy/environmental policy, and/or a primary focus on applied research methods.


Columbia University

The program in Economics of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University (TC) seeks to hire an Associate (tenured or tenure-track) or Full Professor (tenured) with expertise in the Economics of Education. We are seeking a nationally-recognized scholar to join our engaging academic and professional environment, in a world-class university with outstanding faculty and students. While research focus is flexible, we are particularly interested in scholars whose work examines issues of economic, racial, and/or gender inequality in the context of education. 


Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy is seeking applications for a tenure- track position, assistant professor rank. We are seeking someone with a Ph.D. in economics, public policy, or related field who will teach policy analysis and advise graduate students on Georgia Tech’s Atlanta campus. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  We seek to expand our existing strengths in one of the core areas of the department, including: science, technology and innovation policy; climate, energy and environmental policy; information and communication technologies, and cybersecurity policy; and urban economic development and smart cities. We also are expanding our expertise in the health policy area. Our work in these areas benefits from synergies with Georgia Tech’s world-class engineering, data analytics and computer science, design and planning, STEM workforce, and biomedical engineering curricula, and a tradition of interdisciplinary innovative research. Basic job duties will include teaching, research, and service activities for the school.


Johns Hopkins University

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking applications for the Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professorship and Director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care. Candidates should have extensive experience conducting multidisciplinary research to improve care for people with chronic conditions and their families. Applicants with experience in delivery system innovation, long-term care policy, disabilities, geriatrics, palliative care, and other relevant disciplines or areas of research are encouraged to apply. The applicant will be expected to play a major role in mentoring post-doctoral and pre-doctoral trainees and junior faculty throughout the Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Medicine.

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has two openings for tenure-track faculty positions in: 1) health disparities, minority health, and inequities; and 2) health and social policy. For both positions, rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants for both positions should have a PhD or MD with graduate training in health policy, health economics, health services research, biostatistics, sociology, political science, law and ethics, or public health. For the position focusing on health disparities, a successful applicant will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty and students as a core faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. For the position focusing on health and social policy, a successful applicant will have opportunities to collaborate on projects at the nexus of social policy and health with faculty and students in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Johns Hopkins Pompeu Fabra University Public Center in Barcelona, Spain. For both positions, there will also be opportunities to collaborate with researchers from the Schools of Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, and Arts and Science, as well as with other faculty in the Department.

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has an opening for a full-time, 12-month, open rank faculty positions in economic evaluation.  Applicants for the tenure track position should have a Ph.D. or relevant clinical degree (e.g. MD, RN, PharmD) with graduate training in decision sciences, health economics, pharmacoeconomics, health services research or a closely related field and research interests in economic evaluation, cost-effectiveness/cost-benefit analysis, or decision modelling. A strong interest in graduate-level advising, mentoring, and teaching in economic evaluation is required. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated capabilities and/or potential in developing an externally-funded research program and a track record of peer-reviewed publication. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has an opening for a full-time, 12-month, open rank faculty positions in economic evaluation.  Applicants for the non-tenure scientist track position should have a PhD or master’s degree with at least 5 years of professional experience with cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analysis. The faculty member who assumes this position will contribute to several projects in the Department, including working with the Johns Hopkins Coordinating Center for the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC). This multi-center effort, funded by the Department of Defense, is a landmark collaboration of over 30 civilian and military trauma centers dedicated to conducting the research needed to improve outcomes of service members and civilians who sustain major limb trauma.   


Maastricht University

The full professor will provide academic leadership in the field of public policy and development. This includes performing high-quality research published in peer reviewed journals, interaction with stakeholders (increasing societal relevance and impact of the institute’s research, as well as fund raising), contributions to policy debates, teaching (Master and PhD level), and managing a small group of scholars in the field.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • The Department  of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT is seeking to appoint a full-time, tenure-track faculty member, at the rank of assistant or associate professor, to teach and conduct research in urban economics and housing policy, with an emphasis on the United States. The ideal candidate will have a strong research profile in the economics of housing policy and land use. Additional scholarly work that includes research in social policy, urban inequality, poverty alleviation, public finance, or the assessment of urban development policies or projects and their implementation is also desirable. Candidates should be able to engage in team teaching with scholars and practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds including urban design, real estate, architecture, civil engineering, law, and other social sciences. The person hired will be expected to teach professional degree candidates in city planning, as well as Ph.D. students within our program. 


University of Chicago

Reporting to the Dean of the Harris School, The Associate Dean of Alumni Relations and Development will oversee the strategy, planning, organization, and implementation of programs designed to support the philanthropic endeavors of the Harris School. This position will also be responsible for overseeing and managing all Alumni Relations and Development staff.  As the leader of the Alumni Relations and Development team for Harris, the Associate Dean will develop an overall giving structure that will support major gifts, annual fund, leadership giving, and corporate giving strategies with a particular focus meeting capital campaign and Keller Center building goals. This position will also create a strategy to engage Harris alumni in the continuing work and mission of the school. As well as, work closely with University leaders to ensure communication and coordination with University fundraising efforts.  

The Assistant Director of Development is a key member of the Alumni Relations and Development team at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy. This person will be responsible for ensuring that Harris meets annual and annual fund goals. Responsibilities include developing and executing annual fund strategy, overseeing class giving and alumni weekend/reunion fundraising, and ensuring seamless execution of all digital, mail, and telefund campaigns to meet Harris goals. 

Principal contribution is providing leadership in applying principles and knowledge relevant to research projects. Performs senior-level lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Performs lead role in research projects. Assists with project design. Oversees implementation of project, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making significant contributions to methodology. Oversees data collection, evaluation and analysis. Designs and manages databases. Writes reports, articles and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and conferences, as well as to funding agencies. Conducts literature reviews. Trains and oversees the work of research support personnel. May manage other administrative aspects of the research project, including supervising research support personnel, tracking project expenditures, participating in funding negotiations, and assisting with grant and manuscript preparation. Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: independently performing complex technical duties; recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; monitoring and troubleshooting equipment; overseeing the ordering of supplies and maintenance of laboratory inventory; and ensuring laboratory compliance with all safety requirements.   


University of Kentucky

The Martin School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Kentucky seeks applicants for a tenure track position beginning August 2018. Rank is open. We are particularly interested in a scholar who brings a political science perspective to the study of policy formulation, implementation, and outcomes. The substantive area within public policy is open. Responsibilities will include research and teaching with a focus on masters and Ph.D. level course work and advising. The successful candidate will teach a 2-2 course load and is expected to maintain an active, high quality research agenda


University of Illinois at Chicago

The Division of Health Policy and Administration (HPA) in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for up to two tenure track or tenured faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning Fall 2018. Recruitment will be for positions in the areas of 1) public health policy; and, 2) health economics, health services research, or health administration. Candidates for these positions must have a doctorate in health policy, public policy, economics, health services research, health care administration, or a related discipline or expect one by August 2018. A strong record of teaching, publications and experience with extramurally funded research grants is expected commensurate with stage of career. 


University of Michigan

Up to three open-rank, tenure-track faculty positions with priority given to candidates whose work emphasizes one or more of the following areas: community organization; management and organizations; social services innovation including social enterprise; families, youth and children; child welfare; health and health disparities; evidence based interpersonal social work practice; juvenile justice or criminal justice.  For the Associate and Full Professor ranks, demonstrated achievement in teaching at both the MSW and doctoral levels is highly desirable.  Successful candidates will have an ambitious research agenda with a history of securing grant funding and a record of publication, preferably in peer-reviewed journals, focused on one of the areas listed above.  For the Assistant Professor rank, evidence of a strong scholarly trajectory is required.  Teaching experience at the MSW level is desirable.  Successful candidates will have a defined research agenda and some experience with proposal development and publication focused on one of the areas listed above. The MSW degree is preferred; a Ph.D. in social work or a related field is required.

One clinical faculty position (untenured but open rank) with priority given to candidates whose work is focused on macro social work practice including policy implementation and evaluation research methods and community organization.  Clinical faculty members will join the team of social work faculty in the area of their specialization to develop curriculum and new programming, engage in exemplary teaching, develop and engage with a network of practitioners in their area of specialization, and collaborate in the identification and supervision of student field placements and related activities.  The successful candidate will have a record of practice experience, as well as experience in graduate teaching and supervision.  While research experience is welcome, the primary foci for the clinical positions are teaching, student supervision, and educational program development.  Clinical faculty appointments are possible at the 50% level of effort and greater.  These are renewable appointments of five-year terms. The MSW degree is required; a doctoral degree is preferred.

One open-rank tenure track faculty position jointly sponsored by the School of Social Work (the tenure home) and the Institute for Social Research. The Institute for Social Research is an interdisciplinary, campus-wide and internationally recognized institute whose mission is to plan and conduct rigorous social science research, to disseminate the findings of this research, and to train future generations of social scientists.  Candidates for this positon should have deep grounding in one or more social sciences; familiarity with and interest in social work; substantive and methodological focuses that are relevant to social work and social sciences, including poverty, heath and behavioral health including substance abuse prevention and intervention, juvenile justice and criminal justice including post-incarceration reentry, family development, gerontology, demography, survey research, or quantitative methods; and a record of external support for their research. The MSW degree is preferred; a Ph.D. in social work or a social science is required.


University of Minnesota

A full position description and application instructions can be found on The Humphrey School of Public Affairs' website.

A full position description and application instructions can be found on The Humphrey School of Public Affairs' website.


University of Southern California 

The Rossier School of Education invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position with a focus on advanced quantitative methods. The successful candidate’s research will use sophisticated econometric, statistical, or other advanced quantitative methods to answer questions relating to the implementation and causal effects of district, state, and/or federal pre-K12 education policies. Candidates with a research focus on policies related to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for historically under-served groups are especially desired. This position is part of a multiyear strategy to recruit scholars focused on equity in education.


University of Washington

The University of Washington College of Education seeks to fill a position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the areas of Educational Politics, Governance, and Finance with a focus on educational equity and learning across P-12 settings. Strong candidates would have active research agendas in policy, organizations, and/or leadership, addressing such topics as the politics of education/governance and state and federal policy, especially regarding education finance. A successful candidate will bring an explicit equity lens to such matters and a demonstrated commitment to examining and contributing to new political, organizational, or resource arrangements that foster equitable educational opportunities and outcomes especially for students traditionally underserved by public school systems. The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2017.

The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington invites your application for a nine-month  tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a social scientist who will advance our understanding of dynamic relationships between human societies and coastal or ocean environments, especially as they pertain to the use or governance of space. Priority consideration will be given to applicants conducting research focused on contested spaces, uses, and boundaries; or coastal risks, hazards, and vulnerabilities.  A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required. Relevant fields of expertise include—but are not limited to—Geography, Environmental Sociology, Political Science, Social Psychology, and Anthropology. Those with a strong record of collaborative interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply. Grounding in geographic theory and understanding of geospatial relations is desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to recruiting and training underrepresented minority students.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Business Strategy Consultants seeks research assistant positions to support research and evaluation activities of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF). OPRE conducts rigorous research and evaluation for improving child and family well-being. The Office studies ACF’s social services programs and the low-income and at-risk children and families they serve. OPRE includes approximately sixty staff members, primarily research and evaluation specialists. The Office oversees a portfolio of approximately $150 million in grants and contracts.  



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