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Annie E. Casey Foundation

The mission of the Foundation’s Research, Evaluation, Evidence and Data (REED) unit is to promote data-driven, research-based decision making within the Foundation and the broader fields in which it works. REED develops and manages a wide range of activities related to research, evaluation, data systems, evidence-based practice, performance management and implementation science. REED consists of two teams: Research Evaluation and Data and the Evidence-Based Practice Group.  As a member of the Research, Evaluation and Data team reporting to the director of Research and Evaluation, the senior research associate will play a lead role in the Foundation’s research and evaluation activities related to social service system reform (including juvenile justice, child welfare and other public systems), as well as economic opportunity and community development. The senior research associate will also collaborate with staff leading other areas of work, drawing on his or her methodological expertise to support and advance the Foundation’s work on data-system development, evidence-based practice, implementation science and performance management. 

The Foundation’s Research, Evaluation, Evidence and Data (REED) unit develops and manages a wide range of activities related to research, evaluation, performance management and the development of data resources, evidence-based programs and implementation science.  Reporting to the director of Research and Evaluation, the research associate will support the work of senior staff in the areas of research, evaluation and performance management. The research associate will also lead analysis of quantitative data and production of in-house analytical reports that support cross-Foundation efforts to develop new investment areas and strengthen the Foundation’s use of quantitative data for planning and management.


Brandeis University

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University invites applications and nominations for the tenured, chaired Professorship in U.S. health policy.  The position seeks to carry on a tradition of excellence in health policy research and public engagement focused on healthcare economics and financing, payment policy, insurance, healthcare markets, the healthcare delivery system and regulatory policy.  The position will contribute to the public profile of the Heller School through teaching scholarship and participation in external policy-related initiatives focused on improving the cost effectiveness, quality and value of the US healthcare system. The individual would be expected to be an active participant in the activities of the Brandeis Health Industry Forum. The candidate will play a lead role in expanding the Heller School’s research portfolio through fundraising, developing new areas of research and helping to recruit highly qualified policy researchers to support the work. In particular, we are seeking candidates with a strong interest in applied research and generating knowledge to inform public policy at the state and federal level.  Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of application.  All applications will be treated confidentially. To apply, click here.


The 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.


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. 


Cornell University

The ILR School at Cornell University seeks a regionally focused economist to provide research and insight, contribute to public discourse, engagement and education, and support the School's strategic mission and core values.

Based in the ILR Cornell Buffalo Co-Lab, this is an exciting opportunity for an economist looking to dive deep into Western New York State, analyzing work related issues within the context of both NYS and U.S. trends, and through the lens of improving sustainable and equitable economic development. The successful candidate will be responsible for publishing research reports, high-quality content in practitioner, policy or media outlets, as well as scholarly articles. Community outreach based on objective analysis of economic, labor market, and demographic trends will support scholarly and public understanding of regional economic trends and contemporary work issues, with particular focus on regenerative economic development in Greater Buffalo and other upstate metros of New York State. This is not a tenure-track position.

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications, research agenda, and public engagement experience. Any questions can be directed to Lou Jean Fleron (Lj.fleron@cornell.edu) or Linda Barrington (Ljb239@cornell.edu).

Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University with research interests in population. The Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University invites nominations and applications for a faculty member at the Associate Professor level with research interests in population. This is a tenured position that includes 50% research and 50% teaching, advising, and service. Teaching and advising responsibilities include support of the department's undergraduate and graduate degree offerings in Policy Analysis and Management. There are opportunities for involvement in research and training programs in demography administered through the Cornell Population Center (CPC). Qualifications include a Ph.D. in economics, sociology, demography, public policy, or a related field and a scholarly and teaching record commensurate with tenure at the Associate Professor level. Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Kelly Musick (musick@cornell.edu), with any questions. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


George Mason University

  • Education Policy (tenure-line position, rank open)|
    The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (cehd.gmu.edu) invites applications for a full-time tenure-line faculty position in Education Policy. Mason, a Carnegie Research I Institution, is the largest university in Virginia with 38,000 students. Located in northern Virginia in the National Capital Region, Mason is in close proximity to federal agencies and a wide-range of associated non-profit professional organizations. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial, culturally diverse public university, and the College of Education and Human Development is a top-tier academic unit focused on research of consequence and impactful teaching and service.

    Responsibilities include teaching graduate-level courses in Education Policy, mentoring graduate students, engaging in research, and seeking external funding. Faculty also are expected to engage in university and professional service activities and to contribute to special initiatives and collaborative programs designed to further the mission of the College in areas related to Education Policy.


Georgia State University

In the third year of its Next Generation Program, Georgia State University identified interpersonal violence as an interdisciplinary area in which it seeks to become an internationally recognized resource and authority. As a result of this Interpersonal Violence Initiative, the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence will recruit three faculty at the Advanced Assistant or early Associate Professor level who are distinguished by their transdisciplinary focus and ability to study interpersonal violence and intersecting health problems. Please click here to view the job advertisement.

As a result of this initiative, GSU intends for the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence to become an internationally recognized leader of transdisciplinary scholarship on interpersonal violence that aims to (1) understand the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence, (2) emphasize the development, refinement, and evaluation of interventions to reduce or prevent the perpetration of interpersonal violence and address the impact of victimization, and (3) inform public policy.

The Georgia Policy Labs at Georgia State University in Atlanta are seeking a full‐time Research Director to contribute to the scientific and intellectual leadership for the two education-focused labs, the Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education (a partnership between Georgia State and five Atlanta‐area school  districts that collectively enroll 30 percent of the public school students in Georgia) and the Career and Technical Education Policy Exchange (a collaboration of researchers studying career and technical education using student level data databases from three state partners – Massachusetts, Michigan and Tennessee).

The Research Director will manage research and project staff, provide scientific direction and ensure the quality of all work. The Research Director will also be expected to direct a portfolio of applied research projects in association with faculty members and research teams that will analyze existing policies and programs and design the piloting and roll‐out of new policy initiatives


Harvard University

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellow for a two-year appointment to begin in Summer 2019. Since its founding in 1959, JCHS has been a leader in advancing public understanding of housing issues and policy. Through its research, education, and public outreach programs, JCHS helps leaders in government, business, and the civic sectors make decisions that effectively address the needs of cities and communities. Candidates should have research interests related to housing policy, affordable or assisted housing, mortgage finance, urban planning, land use regulation, home improvement markets, or related topics.


Indiana University

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University is searching for up to two tenure track or tenured faculty members with specialties in U.S. social policy in one or more of the following areas: poverty, inequality, race/ethnicity, immigration, and income security. Research methods may be quantitative and/or qualitative in nature. Candidates may have research interests in policy design, implementation, and/or evaluation. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to develop an extramurally supported research program. Candidates may be appointed at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Appointment at the full professor level may be possible for a candidate with an exceptional research record in the specified area(s) of expertise.

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University is searching for an Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor with specialties in local governance and management. Research focuses can be domestic, international, or comparative and may include (but are not limited to) collaborative governance, participatory democracy, community development, network modeling, local solutions to compelling problems, urban planning, local or regional economic development, performance of local government services, management of local government, and information technology for local governance. Appointment at the full professor level may be possible for a candidate with an exceptional research record in the specified areas of expertise.

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University is searching for a tenure track or tenured faculty member with a specialty in Organizational Behavior. We are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on Public Personnel Management, Work Motivation and Work-Related Attitudes, Organizational Change, or Organizational Innovation. Research methods may be qualitative and/or quantitative in nature. We are particularly interested in candidates employing innovative research designs, such as (but not limited to) field experiments, and with expertise in psychometrics. The successful candidates will be expected to develop an extramurally-supported research program. Candidates may be appointed at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Appointment at the full professor level may be possible for a candidate with an exceptional research record in the specified areas of expertise.


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/



MDRC is seeking a Resource Manager to join our Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment policy area. As a Resource Manager, you will have the unusual opportunity to work as part of multidisciplinary teams on management and research in a dynamic and challenging environment.

MDRC invites applications for a Senior Research Associate to join its Center for Applied Behavioral Science (CABS) to lead program evaluations. We are looking for candidates who have extensive knowledge of behavioral insights, significant experience applying those insights in field research with government agencies or nonprofit programs, a strong interest in social policy, and a desire to work in small teams to foster social innovation.  MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect low-income populations. The Center for Applied Behavioral Science (CABS) combines MDRC’s decades of policy and evaluation expertise with insights from behavioral science. Since launching the first major project to apply a behavioral research lens to human services programs that serve low-income families in the United States, CABS has expanded and developed numerous projects in child support, child welfare, welfare-to-work, workforce development, K- 12 education, and higher education.  Interviews for this position will be held at the APPAM Fall Research Conference.


Northwestern University

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy invites applicants for a tenure track faculty appointment in Human Development and Social Policy at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. We seek a scholar who specializes in urban policy and/or politics and their impact on society. We are especially interested in scholars who are interested in being in an interdisciplinary environment, and are open to scholars who use either quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. Possible areas of focus might include: city governance and social policymaking; criminal justice policy and practice; neighborhood segregation/integration; voter participation/representation in urban settings; juvenile justice and adolescent development; immigration and neighborhood change; poverty and inequality; intergovernmental relations; institutions, inequalities and organizational change in urban settings; the politics of race and ethnicity; or other areas relevant to urban policy or politics. To be considered at the rank of associate or full professor level, candidates must have a distinguished record of scholarship, and should have demonstrated ability to receive extramural support for their research agenda. The successful candidate will likely receive a renewable appointment in Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research as well.  Scholars from all disciplines and applied fields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their substantive area of study.

Applicants can apply here through October 19, 2018.


Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a tenure-line position in the Criminology program to begin August, 2019. This is an open-rank position. We seek a methodologically sophisticated scholar with research and teaching expertise at the intersection of criminology and public policy. We encourage applications from individuals with a Ph.D. in sociology, criminology, public policy, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to Penn State's new Master of Public Policy Program and to the Justice Center for Research. Senior candidates should have a strong publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, a commitment to training and placing graduate students, and evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Junior candidates should show significant promise in research and teaching excellence, and must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, materials should be received by October 1.

The Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) and Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to begin June 1, 2019, or as soon as practical thereafter. The successful applicant will collaborate with the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing on research related to sentencing guidelines, risk and needs assessment (development and validation of tools), pre-trial release, parole, program evaluation, and related topics. Applications are encouraged from both current Ph.D. candidates (an appointment to the position is contingent on completing all requirements for the degree by the appointment date) and scholars who have completed the Ph.D. within the past two years. A Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, economics, public policy, or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced training in statistics or methods of causal inference and to those with research interests in courts or sentencing and with a knowledge of, or practical experience with, program evaluation. Responsibilities may include data collection and/or management; data analyses; preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, and conference presentations; and participation in graduate student mentoring. In addition to collaborative projects, the scholar will have access to exceptional resources to facilitate his or her independent research. 


University of Chicago 

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 Massachusetts, Amherst

We seek scholars who are using new sources of information and innovative analytical methods to answer questions in the areas of land use and/or economic development planning.  Candidates with a specialization in data analytics, land use modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), transportation and economic development are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will consist of both graduate and undergraduate classes, with potential courses including: quantitative methods in planning, spatial modeling/GIS, economic development, planning studio, regional or international planning, and a research seminar.  Candidates are expected to develop an independent research program with external funding and have the opportunity to build departmental and inter-departmental interdisciplinary collaboration with departmental centers and other campus-wide initiatives, such as the School of Public Policy and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR).  We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.


University of Minnesota

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota seeks applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in urban and regional planning. Recent Ph.D. recipients, candidates who have received their Ph.D. by the time of appointment (August 2019), lecturers, adjunct professors, postdocs, and current pre-tenure assistant professors (early or advanced) are encouraged to apply.  With this search, the Humphrey School seeks scholars with a disciplinary background in urban and regional planning and a specialization in environmental planning. Scholars of public policy, environmental sciences, or social science disciplines who focus on the intersection between urban and regional planning and the environment are also encouraged to apply. In keeping with the Humphrey School’s commitment to cultivate research and pedagogical approaches that honor diversity and inclusion, we seek candidates whose approach to research and teaching is inclusive in terms of race, gender identity, class, ethnicity, sexuality, legal status, and disability. Professional experience working with and prioritizing the interests of historically marginalized communities in planning, and/or research and teaching related to justice and equity in planning, is highly desirable.

Research areas of possible interest include (but are not limited to): U.S. and global environmental planning and policy; sustainable urban development and design; climate change resilience and adaptation; water policy/management; and environmental justice. Candidates should demonstrate a capacity for conducting and publishing scholarly research that is methodologically sound, of high-impact and engaged with environmental planning scholarship, policy and practice. An interdisciplinary orientation and experience integrating environmental planning practice and/or research with infrastructure, urban design, housing, parks and recreation, and/or public health are highly valued.


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for up to two positions in Educational Leadership starting July 1, 2019. Candidates will carry out a research program with an emphasis on educational leadership and school improvement, actively pursue external funding, and contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary research and instructional efforts across the School of Education and campus. Candidates will (a) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in educational leadership and related programs delivered in face-to-face, online, and/or blended formats; (b) contribute to the ongoing development of undergraduate and graduate programs; (c ) actively recruit and supervise graduate students; (d) support strategic initiatives across the School and campus; and (e) provide leadership and service at the local, state, and national levels.


University of Notre Dame

  • Faculty Position in Policy Studies

The Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame seeks applicants for a tenured or tenure track faculty position in Policy Studies, rank open.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in policy or planning, political science, or a related discipline, and a strong commitment to research and teaching.  The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and research in a dynamic new school of global affairs at Notre Dame.  We are particularly interested in a scholar who brings a global perspective to the study of policy analysis.  Applicants should have an active research profile in a thematic area of global policy including, for example, migration and refugees, development, human rights, gender, or other area of focus.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as courses in their area of thematic expertise. 


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 Washington

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to fill a nine-month, full-time position for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Educational Finance, Policy, and Politics, with a focus on educational equity in P-12 settings. This position involves active research agendas in educational finance, as well as the intersections between finance and the politics of education, or the intersections between finance and other aspects of educational policy. This position may also involve quantitative methods and collaborating with qualitative or mixed methods scholars. In this role, the successful candidate will bring an explicit equity lens to their scholarship, with a focus on examining resource distribution, management arrangements, and other policies, especially at the state-level, that hinder or foster equitable public education for historically marginalized students.


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 an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Consumer Science. Candidates should have teaching interest in the following subjects: consumer finance, financial services, advanced consumer analytics, data science, applied and experimental economics, consumer behavior and decision-making, and consumer wellbeing. A key consideration is the ability to lead a research program that attracts external funding, actively engages students, and produces high-impact scholarship. Years of experience will be commensurate with the rank sought. All candidates must have proven success in conducting researching and teaching appropriate to their stage of career. Associate/Full Professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at UW-Madison.

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 UW–Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs is recruiting a tenure track/tenured faculty member to lead a research program focused on the connections between public policy and reproductive health. The focus of scholarly work should be on the design, implementation, or management of programs, policies, and oversight of institutions and systems that have an impact on reproductive health and health equity in the United States. All faculty positions include a commitment to the important function of research, instruction, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank.

Reproductive health includes, but is not limited to, public policies surrounding fertility, birth control, in-utero health, post-partum health, and early childhood development, as they affect health disparities, whether due to geography, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, or program delivery. The expectation for qualifications is a PhD in public policy and/or administration, public health, health policy, healthcare management, health services research, the social and behavioral sciences, or a related field or a terminal degree such as a JD.

The Initiative on Social Genomics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to hire three new tenure track faculty.  The Initiative on Social Genomics is one of six successful proposals for Cluster Hires at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The aim is for UW to become home to the largest and most innovative group of researchers pursuing topics in Social Genomics in the world.  As part of the new Cluster Hiring Initiative in Social Genomics, an interdisciplinary group of scholars is seeking to hire three new tenure-track faculty members, all with appointments in relevant home departments, with expertise and interests in Social Genomics, defined as a field of research that integrates theories, data, and methods across the social, health, and genetic sciences. 

These areas of interest are broadly characterized in three new tenure-track faculty searches in Social Genomics. Deadline for application is November 15, 2018.


Vanderbilt University

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.  


Virginia Commonwealth University

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program to begin in August 2019.  The Wilder School is seeking to continue growth by expanding its commitment to its large and successful Bachelor's, Master’s and Certificate program. We encourage applicants with diverse interests and area of expertise broadly address the field of emergency management. We are particularly interested in persons with research and teaching expertise in emergency preparedness, disasters, response and recovery, resilience, and similar topics.  The normal teaching load is 2:2 and involves both in-class and on-line delivery. The faculty will demonstrate leadership in developing techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.  


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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