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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.

Are you an institutional member and want to include a listing on this page? Please send the position details and information link to Tristanne Staudt, tstaudt@appam.org, to have your listing added.

Current Openings:

* Interviews for these positions will be held at the APPAM Fall Research Conference.

AcademyHealth

AcademyHealth, the professional home and leading national organization for health services researchers, policymakers, and health care practitioners and stakeholders, is currently seeking a Research Associate to provide substantive, analytic, and administrative staff support. The incumbent will support a variety of projects, including a new effort to use “design thinking” to improve the relevance and timeliness of the health services research enterprise. The ideal candidate is highly organized, a self-starter, great writer and eager to take on new challenges. Early career professionals with two to four years of substantive work experience in a health care policy or research setting are encouraged to apply.

 

American Institutes for Research

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) has opportunities available in Washington, D.C. for a Development Economist to work in our International Research and Evaluation group. AIR's international work improves the quality of life in developing countries by using rigorous research and evaluation to enhance education and social development. We conduct impact evaluations on a wide range of topics including cash transfer programs, early childhood nutrition programs, education interventions, health product distribution programs, and agricultural interventions. We partner with locally based researchers to provide context relevant policy analysis and to help build the research capacity in developing countries. Our work contributes to policy and financial decisions at the national and international level in countries around the world. 

American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the world's leading behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. We are currently seeking Economic Researchers to join our growing domestic Research and Evaluation service area in our Washington, DC office. Ideal candidates should possess (or are expecting) their PhD with a concentration in labor economics or a related field. Candidates will have the opportunities to work in the areas of employment and public policy, wage formation and equity, and other issues that examine the determinants of labor supply and demand.

 

Arizona State University

The Arizona State University School of Public Affairs (SPA) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level specializing in data analytics. Hiring will focus on active, entrepreneurial emerging scholars desiring to work collaboratively across disciplines as they establish themselves as a leader in public administration and policy. This nine-month position begins August 16, 2019.

The successful candidate will have research and teaching focused on applying data analytic skills to understand and find solutions to important public policy problems. The successful applicant will have demonstrate ability to apply one or more data analytic approaches to public policy or public management problems, such as  predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing, open data, visualization, text analysis, decision-support, and computational simulation and modeling. A Ph.D. in public policy, public administration, economics, political science, data science, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering or related fields is expected at the time of appointment. All applicants should demonstrate interest and experience in one or more applied areas of public policy.

 

Baruch College

The Marxe School of Public Affairs (MSPIA) seeks an experienced public affairs educator to serve as the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. The Associate Dean will oversee the School’s faculty and academic programs, including executive and international degree programs with partner universities in other nations. In that role, s/he will work with faculty and staff on the creation and refreshment of academic programs and serve as the administrative lead for the school’s accreditations. The Associate Dean will also be responsible for relationships with key offices at the College, such as the Registrar, and the Associate Provost for Faculty Development. S/he will also oversee student advisement and learning assessment. S/he will work collaboratively with the Dean, the Office of Graduate Admissions, the Office of Finance and Administration, and all faculty directors of the School’s degree programs to achieve outstanding outcomes for our students, alumni, and the communities we serve. She or he will, in the Dean’s absence, represent MSPIA on campus and at national academic and professional meetings. The Associate Dean will participate in strategic planning for the School.  Applications are due November 16, 2018.

The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College invites nominations and applications for appointment as the Austin W. Marxe Chair of International Affairs. The position has tenure or accelerated tenure-track status at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on qualifications. The endowed position comes with a reduced teaching load, discretionary research funds, and an annual stipend. The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarship in an area of International Affairs. The area of International Affairs is open, however preference will be given to candidates with specialization in one or more of these areas:  Global Health; Climate and Environment; Terrorism and Security; Democratization and Civil Society; Migration and Refugees; Information Technology, Internet and Cyber Security Policy; or Development. The search committee will consider candidates who have made their careers in the academy as well as those who have worked at senior levels of government, intergovernmental organizations, or policy research institutions. Candidates must have a doctorate in a relevant discipline. The candidate will teach courses primarily for the School’s new Master of International Affairs (MIA) program, launched in Fall 2017, including courses in the core curriculum along with those in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The search is open until the position is filled and review of applications will start on November 15, 2018. To ensure full consideration, please apply by December 15, 2018.

 

Brandeis University

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management within Brandeis University invites applications for a mid-career or senior position within the Graduate Program in Coexistence and Conflict Resolution (COEX).  The successful applicant will teach within the Masters graduate level COEX program, as well as solicit and conduct sponsored research on issues of coexistence and conflict studies.  Candidates may be considered for either an associate/full professorship (tenure or tenure-track), or an associate/full professor of the practice position depending on their background and qualifications.

The COEX program is designed for international and domestic students who have already had experience in the field, working on coexistence and conflict issues. The program is based within the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, which is consistently ranked within the top ten US schools of social policy. 

 

Brookings Institution

The Fellow will conduct in-depth, high quality public policy research on the economic condition of the U.S. middle class, with a particular focus on labor market trends, including earnings, productivity and automation. The Fellow will also serve as Research Director for the Future of the Middle Class (FoMC) Initiative, launched in 2018. In addition to conducting their own independent research, the Fellow will collaborate with FoMC scholars and other scholars across the Institution. S/he will work with the FoMC director to develop the Initiative’s research and policy agenda, oversee research and administrative staff, and cultivate and manage relationships external research partners, current and prospective donors, and key economic policy stakeholders. Fellows partner with Development staff to build and steward funding for their work, and with Communications staff to effectively promote and disseminate it.

Brookings is pleased to announce the second round of the David M. Rubenstein Fellowship Program. The challenges facing the United States and the world require rigorous, innovative, evidence-based research that generate fresh thinking and innovative policy solutions. Through this program, Brookings is seeking to increase diversity in our scholarly community by recruiting the next generation of rising stars and creative thinkers to help achieve our mission of improving governance in the United States and across the world.

For the 2019 class, planned to start in September 2019, the Institution is again looking for ten outstanding early- to mid-career scholars and policy experts with a diverse array of backgrounds, experience, and scholarship expertise.  Each Rubenstein Fellow will have a primary affiliation with one of Brookings’s five research programs and candidates should submit an application to the program(s) he or she is interested in. 

Brookings is pleased to announce the second round of the David M. Rubenstein Fellowship Program. The challenges facing the United States and the world require rigorous, innovative, evidence-based research that generate fresh thinking and innovative policy solutions. Through this program, Brookings is seeking to increase diversity in our scholarly community by recruiting the next generation of rising stars and creative thinkers to help achieve our mission of improving governance in the United States and across the world.

The Economic Studies program analyzes current and emerging economic issues facing the United States and the world and, based on that research, provides innovative, practical policy recommendations. ES’s work covers a broad array of economic issues, including the labor market, regulation, health policy, and fiscal and monetary policy. Economic Studies scholars influence key economic policies by conducting rigorous and relevant research and then disseminating and communicating their findings to the policy community and to the broader public.

 

Columbia University

Teachers College Columbia University is recruiting a developmental psychologist at the mid-career (associate or full professor) level to assume a full-time faculty position to begin Fall, 2018, in the Program in Developmental Psychology.  The ideal candidate studies children and youth in various contexts and examines how context and experience contribute to disparities in social, emotional and cognitive learning outcomes. Such a candidate would combine theoretically-framed research with design and evaluation of prevntion and enrichment programs. Ideally the populations studied include poor, minority, or immigrant children and youth.  Candidates should have substantial experience in teaching a range of courses at the masters and doctoral level in developmental theory and methodology across a wide age range. In addition to scholarly work, candidates will teach masters and doctoral level courses in social-cognitive development and in developmental research methods, as well as in their own areas of specialization. 

 

Congressional Research Service

The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Energy Policy. The analyst will cover energy and minerals policy, focusing on leasing and development on federal lands, mining and extractive industries, and critical minerals. The candidate should understand all facets of these areas including economics and employment, technology, and federal revenues. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

 

George Mason University

The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University is undertaking a large initiative to recruit outstanding faculty to develop multidisciplinary academic research teams in behavioral health, environmental health, health disparities, health policy, and obesity. Candidates with established extramurally-funded research may have the opportunity to relocate research teams or collaborators, if desired. These recruitments will support the College’s planned transition to become a college of public health in the near future.

Appointments will begin in August, 2019, though other starting times may be possible. These are full-time (9-month) state-funded faculty positions with benefits and carry the option of competitively awarded summer funding. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and it strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. 

 

Johns Hopkins

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invite applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty position with a focus on bioethics and health policy (open rank). This tenure-track faculty member will have an academic appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management and will be a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Applicants for this tenure track position should have a PhD, JD, MD or equivalent graduate degree with a strong background in bioethics, a strong commitment to public health, and the potential for or a demonstrated record of distinguished scholarship in bioethics and health policy. A strong interest in graduate-level advising, mentoring, and teaching in foundational and applied bioethics in a policy context is required. The ideal candidate will have a track record of peer-reviewed publication and demonstrated capabilities and/or potential in developing an externally-funded research program. Applicants with strong training in empirical (quantitative and/or qualitative) social science research are particularly encouraged to apply. Depending on the candidate, a linkage with other departments in the University is possible. 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 faculty position for a policy-oriented statistician (open rank; Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). Applicants for this tenure track position should have a Ph.D. with graduate training in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field and an interest in the development and application of statistical methods to health policy and/or health services research. A strong interest in graduate-level advising, mentoring, and teaching in applied statistics in a policy context 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. A close linkage with the School's Department of Biostatistics is envisioned by both departments. Linkages with other Departments are also possible depending on candidate background and interests. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Mathematica Policy Research

Mathematica Policy Research, an internationally recognized nonpartisan research organization, seeks a relationship-driven and strategic Director of Foundation Engagement who will help to grow, deepen, and diversify the organization’s portfolio of work with foundations and their implementing partners. As it is more critical than ever that social policy and community change be evidence-based, the Director will play a key role in identifying ways that Mathematica can develop and refine the strategies of partners in the philanthropic sector, particularly around issues involving education, early childhood, youth programs, and economic mobility. The Director is expected to have a finger on the pulse of significant developments and trends across the philanthropic landscape and have familiarity in working with or at foundations on projects that inform the decisions of foundation staff, grantees, other implementing partners, policymakers, and practitioners. Foundation partners have included the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. This position is full-time and can be based out of one of several US locations. To learn more or to apply, please visit http://talentcitizen.com/active-searches/mpr-dfe/

 

Nazarbayev University

The Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP) at Nazarbayev University, invites applications to join our international faculty and to share in our vision of becoming the leading public policy school in Kazakhstan and the Central Asia region. Candidates must have the requisite teaching, research and public policy experience to contribute to curriculum development, innovative pedagogy and international scholarship. Experience with public sector organizations, consultancies with international organizations, leadership in the development of relevant educational institutions and teaching experience in Asia will be regarded as strong additional qualifications.

 

NORC at the University of Chicago 

Join the Education and Child Development Department at NORC at the University of Chicago as the newest Research Scientist focusing on early childhood issues, including work that is responsive to cultural and linguistic diversity, disparities and equity issues. Based in our Bethesda office, take this opportunity to contribute to the continued success of the department during a time of strategic growth. Our department of Education and Child Development's research covers the full array of education-relevant populations, from pre-school children to the post-graduate doctorate holders. The scope of our education research methodologies is wide-ranging, as well – including primary data collection, analysis and reporting of existing data, transcript abstraction, classroom observations, qualitative analysis, and experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

Join the Education and Child Development Department at NORC at the University of Chicago as the newest Research Analyst focusing on early childhood issues, including work that is responsive to cultural and linguistic diversity, disparities and equity issues. Based in our Bethesda office, take this opportunity to contribute to the continued success of the department during a time of strategic growth. The analyst must have experience in conducting qualitative and/or quantitative analyses of moderate complexity and have strong writing skills. A mixed-methods analyst is also welcome.

 

Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Sociology and Criminology in the College of the Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure line faculty position to begin in Fall 2019; the position is open rank, but hiring an established scholar is a priority. We seek an outstanding social scientist whose research is directed at documenting, understanding, and reducing the direct and collateral consequences of substance abuse for individuals, families, and communities. We are particularly interested in adding to the department a scholar whose research addresses the consequences of substance abuse for one or more of the following set of outcomes: child and adolescent development, criminal behavior and criminal justice contact, drug policy and its impact, adverse health outcomes, family functioning, labor markets, and community vitality. Priority will be given to candidates with a strong record of policy-relevant research, translational activities, or community outreach, as well as a strong external funding record or the possibility of developing such a record. This position will be closely linked to the resources and opportunities available in several Penn State centers and institutes, including the Penn State Population Research Institute, Criminal Justice Research Center, and Administrative Data Accelerator. 

 

University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time, tenured faculty position in the area of Diversity and Democracy. The three areas of focal interest for this position are research and teaching expertise in one or some combination of the following areas: 1) diversity and identity; 2) diversity, civil society and political action; or 3) legal or philosophical frameworks for diverse democracies.  The minimum qualification to be considered an applicant for the position is a PhD or equivalent international degree. Special consideration will be given to candidates who work in one or more of the following areas: 1) the content and contestation of group identities; 2) the civic and political engagement of diverse populations within local, national, and transnational contexts; or 3) the normative or legal implications of racial and ethnic diversity within democratic societies.

The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2019. 

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.

We seek rising leaders from diverse disciplines of relevance to Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, including, but not limited to, the natural, social, physical, biological, and environmental health sciences as well as the humanities. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of strong research productivity, potential for funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. We are particularly interested in scholars with a track record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the environmental field in the realms of research, teaching and/or service.

 

University of California, Irvine

The Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an open rank faculty position, to begin fall quarter 2019. We seek a scholar with research and teaching interests in urban and/or environmental policy, especially with expertise relevant to the multifaceted challenges of housing in metropolitan regions. We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on the relationship between housing and sustainability, broadly conceived. Examples of areas of desired emphasis include, but are not limited to, housing affordability, homelessness, green building and environmentally innovative infrastructure, collaborative governance, and social equity and justice. Expertise in a variety of methodological approaches is welcome. The successful candidate will direct our growing Master of Public Policy program beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, and will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 

University of Chicago 

The University of Chicago Crime Lab is seeking a full-time one- or two-year postdoctoral research fellow who has demonstrated research interest in topics related to criminal justice reform. Postdocs will report to Crime Lab Faculty Director Jens Ludwig and are expected to productively carry out self-directed research and contribute to the larger intellectual community of the Crime Lab by, for example, interacting with Crime Lab research staff and senior faculty members at the University of Chicago and elsewhere. There may also be possibilities for interested postdoctoral research fellows to take on leadership roles for selected research projects with government agency partners. This position can be based in either Chicago, IL or New York City. Though the position is relatively new, recent fellows have moved on to tenure-track faculty positions at top-tier research universities such as the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Data Science)

    The University of Chicago Crime Lab is seeking a full-time one- or two-year data science postdoctoral research fellow to contribute scientific and intellectual leadership to our portfolio of projects applying machine learning to public policy, particularly in the area of reducing violence and incarceration, and improving policing and police-community relations. Postdocs will report to Crime Lab Faculty Director Jens Ludwig and are expected to productively carry out self-directed research and contribute to the larger intellectual community of the Crime Lab by, for example, interacting with Crime Lab research staff and senior faculty members at the University of Chicago and elsewhere. There may also be possibilities for interested postdoctoral research fellows to take on leadership roles for selected research projects with government agency partners. Though the position is relatively new, recent fellows have moved on to tenure-track faculty positions at top-tier research universities such as the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan. This position can be based in either Chicago, IL or New York City. The starting date for the position is flexible and could be as soon as Fall 2018 or as late as Fall 2019.

The University of Chicago Poverty Lab is seeking a full-time Research Director to provide scientific and intellectual leadership for the Poverty Lab. The Research Director, in partnership with senior faculty members at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, will provide scientific direction for a portfolio of applied research projects and ensure the rigor and quality of the Lab's work. We launched the University of Chicago Poverty Lab in 2015 to test innovative approaches to addressing the intersecting challenges faced by low-income residents of our cities. We bring the best science and “big data” analysis possible to bear on the problem of policy design, leveraging government administrative data to guide local policy and to generate high-quality evidence about what works.

 

University of Maryland

The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland (UMD) seeks to hire a professional track faculty member to start in the 2019/2020 academic year (or earlier, if available). Since 2014, UMD has used the term professional track faculty to describe faculty who are making significant teaching and/or research contributions “off the tenure track” (see link for list of Professional Track Faculty Titles). Successful candidates should be able to teach core courses in the School’s Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy (BAPP) and Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) programs and have an excellent reputation in teaching and as an engaged practitioner. Expertise in leadership, governance, public policy analysis and implementation, and foundational skills and/or theories in public policy is a plus. Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the school, particularly those from minority populations, are especially encouraged to apply. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be offered a three to five year contract with the option of renewal.

 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Economics Department and the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Fields are open. We encourage candidates with expertise in all fields of public policy to apply. Economics faculty members at UMass Amherst work in diverse areas, including the political economy of class, gender, race, environment, and economic development, as well as microeconomics and macroeconomics, from both heterodox and mainstream approaches.  The School of Public Policy offers professional programs that prepare students for work in government and the non-profit sector and serves as a campus hub for policy-focused research.

 

University of Michigan

We train fellows to estimate the causal effects of education policies and practices on student outcomes, emphasizing the use of state and district longitudinal data. Fellows engage in ongoing education-related research projects and participate in all aspects of the research process, including design, IRB administration, analysis, and presentation. They collect, compile and analyze data; design surveys; participate in research planning; write papers; present results at seminars and professional meetings; and supervise research assistants. Fellows devote about 60% of their time to ongoing research projects, while dividing the other 40% between building new collaborations at the university and their own research. Integral to our training program, fellows learn how to develop a research partnership with practitioners or public agencies and to communicate results to non-technical audiences.

 

 

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenured (Associate) or tenure-track (advanced Assistant) professor who will actively participate in our interdisciplinary Public Policy PhD Program. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (use position number #004161) and the following documents should be attached: cover letter describing your qualifications, teaching, and scholarship; a separate statement addressing commitment to diversity and inclusion; a recent CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Please contact Dr. Cherie Maestas, Public Policy Program Director at cmaestas@uncc.edu with questions about the position. 

 

University of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) within the Keough School of Global Affairs seeks to fill a postdoctoral research position focused on the Future of Work globally.  This position will be responsible for producing policy-relevant research on this topic in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team at the NDIGD, as well as helping build the research capacity of the McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business in the Keough School of Global Affairs.

Today the future of work and well-being in the United States and abroad is under considerable threat from rapid automation.  A fourth and distinctly technological revolution is underway that is reshaping our global and domestic economic, societal, cultural and human environment.  This could have long term detrimental repercussions for society writ large, if solutions are not developed using evidenced-based research to address new challenges.

The Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs seeks an accomplished scholar and administrator, who will be appointed Professor of the Practice at the Keough School and serve as the Institute's Associate Director.  The Ansari Institute was recently established to study religion around the world and serves as a center of public deliberation and education through research, teaching, outreach, and interaction with religious communities and the public worldwide. The Ansari Institute examines the roles that religions play in the public sphere and in crucial sectors such as health care, education, and the economy.  It also actively promotes exchanges among religious traditions while focusing on the distinctive contributions religions make to the common good.

 

University of Pennsylvania

The Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to hire a Professor of Practice who will bring distinguished professional experience in the public or non-profit sector to its Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. The main responsibilities will be to teach 3 classes per year, supervise student capstone projects, provide students with career and academic advising, work with our career services director to develop students’ professional networks, and help the faculty directors to lead the program. Candidates should be able to teach classes in public economics, program evaluation, public finance and budgeting, and/or other related areas of public administration and public policy suitable for an MPA program.

 

University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Assistant Professor, Politics and Policy of China – Cluster Hire
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a faculty member with research and teaching interests in comparative politics or international relations, with a primary focus on China and a secondary focus on East Asia and the Pacific Rim. Potential areas of substantive expertise in the politics and policy of China include: political and economic development, human rights, environmental politics and policy, international political economy, international security, or international organizations/governance. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in either the Department of Political Science or the La Follette School of Public Affairs, with preference given to candidates interested in both political science and public affairs/public policy. Expectations include a commitment to the important functions of research, instruction, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank. Teaching will include courses to undergraduates as well as graduates. Teaching and research will primarily focus on the successful candidate's area of expertise.

UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs is recruiting a tenure track/tenured faculty member to conduct productive research and teach in the area of economic development. The selected scholar will perform research and teaching in the areas of economic development and state and local public finance. This scholar would be expected to teach courses in public budgeting and economic development. For this position, the strongest candidate would be a scholar who is capable and interested in engaging in public dialogues, including interactions with the news media, related to economic development and state and local public finance, as well as in advising state and local government officials on these topics. University and professional service as appropriate are required.

UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs is recruiting a tenure track/tenured faculty member to conduct productive research and teach in core public management areas. The selected scholar will teach core courses in public management as well as upper-level electives in public management specialty topics. The selected individual will offer undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in areas such as: performance management, public sector leadership, nonprofit management, public policy process, and/or evidence-based policymaking. We encourage applicants from both domestic and international public management or public administration traditions. The research and teaching may include domestic and/or international public management or public administration.

The National Poverty Fellows Program is a federal government-university partnership that seeks to build the capacity of researchers to conduct high-quality policy-relevant research on poverty and inequality in the United States and to contribute to the effective use of research and scientific knowledge in the formation of public policy.  The Institute for Research on Poverty is calling for applications for one postdoctoral fellow for 2019–2020 with an anticipated start date in mid-2019. The fellowship is for one year with the option of renewing for a second year.  Fellows will be in residence at the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families (OPRE-ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Please see the position description for more information. Applications are due by November 28, 2018.

 

Vanderbilt University

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) in Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and the Program in Public Policy Studies within the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University invite applications for an assistant professor on the tenure track, for which both new and advanced assistant professor candidates are encouraged to apply.  Ideal candidates will show evidence of substantive interest in a true joint appointment between LPO and an Arts and Science department such as economics, political science, or sociology. The primary tenure home (and, for the junior candidate, the primary evaluation unit for the tenure decision) will be either in LPO or in an A&S department, chosen in consultation with the candidate. Both positions will carry appointments with the Program in Public Policy Studies.

We seek applicants whose research employs quantitative methods to address questions of fundamental importance to public policy at the local, state, and federal levels in the areas of education, human capital accumulation, labor/workforce outcomes, human development, and/or health. For one of the positions, we seek a scholar whose research focuses on education and human and economic development in international settings and contexts.

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) in Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and the Program in Public Policy Studies within the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University invite applications for a tenured associate or full professor position, for which both new and advanced assistant professor candidates are encouraged to apply.
Ideal candidates will show evidence of substantive interest in a true joint appointment between LPO and an Arts and Science department such as economics, political science, or sociology. The primary tenure home (and, for the junior candidate, the primary evaluation unit for the tenure decision) will be either in LPO or in an A&S department, chosen in consultation with the candidate. Both positions will carry appointments with the Program in Public Policy Studies.

We seek applicants whose research employs quantitative methods to address questions of fundamental importance to public policy at the local, state, and federal levels in the areas of education, human capital accumulation, labor/workforce outcomes, human development, and/or health. For one of the positions, we seek a scholar whose research focuses on education and human and economic development in international settings and contexts.

The department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is seeking applicants for a Lecturer faculty (non-tenure track) position to provide instruction and support for the online, professional doctorate in Leadership and Learning in Organizations. Candidates are sought to teach multiple courses in the Data and Analytics strand of the online program. This is an opportunity to join a highly productive, diverse and interdisciplinary faculty and to be part of an innovative online program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. This is a twelve-month appointment, renewable.

The department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is seeking applicants for a Lecturer faculty (non-tenure track) position to provide instruction and support for the online, professional doctorate in Leadership and Learning in Organizations. Candidates are sought to teach multiple courses in the Leadership and Organization Development strand of the online program. This is an opportunity to join a highly productive, diverse and interdisciplinary faculty and to be part of an innovative online program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. This is a twelve-month appointment, renewable.

The department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is seeking applicants for a Lecturer faculty (non-tenure track) position to provide instruction and support for the online, professional doctorate in Leadership and Learning in Organizations. Candidates are sought to teach multiple courses in the Learning and Design strand of the online program. This is an opportunity to join a highly productive, diverse and interdisciplinary faculty and to be part of an innovative online program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. This is a twelve-month appointment, renewable.

The department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is seeking applicants for a Lecturer faculty (non-tenure track) position to provide instruction and support for the online, professional doctorate in Leadership and Learning in Organizations. Candidates are sought to teach multiple sections in the Learning and Design strand, particularly in the Psychological Foundations of Learning course. This is an opportunity to join a highly productive, diverse and interdisciplinary faculty and to be part of an innovative online program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. This is a twelve-month appointment, renewable.

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Professor of Education Policy in Equity and Inclusion. We seek distinguished applicants trained in the social sciences who study the ways in which education creates advantages and disadvantages for different individuals and groups in the United States. We are interested in a scholar whose work addresses the effectiveness of the nation’s K–16 education system as a site for civic empowerment and social and economic mobility, and whose research critically examines fundamental questions around the role of schools and/or colleges in the achievement of an equitable, inclusive, and diverse society.  

 

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

The Upjohn Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization devoted to finding and promoting solutions to unemployment and related challenges. Since its founding in 1932, the Institute has developed into one of the world’s leading independent labor research organizations, seeking to understand the causes of unemployment and develop strategies and solutions to alleviate its effects. 

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President serves as chief executive officer of the Institute. The President is charged with ensuring an excellent research program and enhancing the visibility and impact of the Institute with policymakers, practitioners, the academic community, quality media, and the public. S/he will lead the continued visioning, strategy, and implementation for the next phase of the Institute’s development. To achieve this end, the next President will nurture and develop relationships with foundation partners, research and policy institutes, and colleges and universities to leverage the Institute’s commitment to providing impactful, high-quality research, policy insights, and experimentation.

 

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Whether you're seeking a full-time job, an internship, or an international academic exchange, you have come to the right place! Opportunities listed on PublicServiceCareers.org span all sectors and levels: federal, state, county, and local government; nonprofit organizations and associations; think tanks and research organizations; academia; consulting; and the private sector. 
 
PublicServiceCareers is the only career site geared for recent graduates that allows you to filter your search by degree level (bachelor's, master's, or doctorate). It includes tools to help you manage your search: filter and sort search returns, post your resume, set up a personal job-alert, and save search parameters. You can create a profile, but registration is not required and PublicServiceCareers.org remains free for job seekers.
 
The site is co-sponsored by APPAM, ASPA and NASPAA.
 
 
 
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