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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:

 

 

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.

 

 

Acumen, LLC

Acumen, LLC offers government agencies and policymakers health expertise in a number of areas including payment system design and operation, program integrity, policy evaluation and monitoring, drug and vaccine safety, quality measurement, value-based purchasing, and insurance marketplaces. To ensure flexibility in responding to project challenges unique to each issue area, we have constructed multi-disciplinary teams consisting of policy experts trained in economics, medicine, epidemiology, public health, and statistics. Our teams are committed to improving the information available to policy makers who design, implement, and evaluate government health care programs.

Acumen, LLC is currently hiring for multiple positions including analysts, programmers, and project managers.  For a full listing of available positions, please visit the Acumen, LLC jobs page.

 

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 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. 

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University invites applications
and nominations for the David R. Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, a 12-month tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.   We are seeking an energetic, dynamic visionary to address racial and economic justice in teaching, research, and practice, both as a Chair of the Assets and Inequality doctoral concentration and Director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP).  The Heller School is looking for candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship with a track record funded research and public engagement.  We hope to identify a future colleague for whom our tagline, “knowledge advancing social justice,” resonates.  

 

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. 

The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. With a long-term vision of strong, sustainable, and balanced growth for a prosperous world, the program undertakes high-quality research, identifies target audiences and policy opportunities, and shares its findings to inform new policy solutions.

Since its founding in 1996, the Metropolitan Policy Program (Metro) is uniquely positioned to help cities and metropolitan areas innovate in a fast-changing global economy in ways that benefit more people and places. Metro’s mission is to deliver research and solutions that help metropolitan leaders build an advanced economy that works for all. The Metro Program produces trusted analyses that link people, place, and economy, empowering practitioners and policymakers to think and act systemically. The team forges close relationships with civic, philanthropic, nonprofit and government leaders in dozens of metro areas across the country, gaining a comprehensive understanding of what matters in communities and informing bottom-up change. 

 

Brown University

The Associate Director of Master of Public Affairs Career Services and Alumni Affairs at the Watson Institute is an essential role in providing practical and meaningful opportunities for Watson Master of Public Affairs (MPA) students to develop and attain professional success. These opportunities include on- and off-site programming and the development and maintenance of relationships with potential employers, alumni, and other leaders in the public policy arena. The Associate Director is tasked with the responsibility for developing MPA student and alumni internship and job opportunities, as well as building upon meaningful networks of alumni and employers to further this goal. The Associate Director must have in-depth knowledge and experience about policy-related career opportunities at the local, state, national, and international level.

 

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 prevention 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. 

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy, at the Columbia University School of Social Work, is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a PhD in economics, public policy, demography, social work, sociology or a related discipline to conduct analyses on poverty at the national, state, and local levels. The postdoc will work with faculty and staff to conduct new analyses of antipoverty policies using an improved measure of poverty based on the supplemental poverty measure (SPM) recently developed by the United States Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The project will focus on policy impacts across multiple levels of government and historical trends therein. The project will also focus on key vulnerable subgroups that are targets of policy concern (e.g., young adults, parents of young children). The postdoctoral fellowship is for one year, with the option to renew for a second year contingent on performance and funding.

 

The Education Trust

The Education Trust, The Education Trust, the nation’s premier advocacy organization working to improve educational opportunities for low-income students and students of color, seeks a talented P-12 Data and Policy Analyst to support the work of the organization’s P-12 division. This individual will report to the Director of P-12 Policy Development.  The P-12 Policy and Data Analyst/Senior Policy and Data Analyst responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Develop and conduct data and policy analyses related to trends in opportunities to learn and student outcomes, with a focus on identifying and remedying disparities; Contribute to development of recommendations for federal and state policy aimed at improving student outcomes and eliminating disparities in opportunity to learn; Design analyses that demonstrate how policy proposals may play out in the field to inform the organization’s policy recommendations; Develop materials (reports, briefs, PowerPoint presentations, web content, etc.) to advance our policy agenda; Represent The Education Trust and its policy agenda with various audiences, including policymakers, journalists, educators, and advocates; Respond to data and policy inquiries, including requests to review and comment on external policy proposals, from staff and external audiences; and Provide support to policy and data staff across the organization, including state offices 

 

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.

 

 

Northwestern University

Northwestern University is seeking a distinguished scholar of public communication to appoint as the inaugural Owen L. Coon Professor of Policy Analysis and Communication. This individual will help to build an expanded program of research on the organization and function of discourse in democracy and will be responsible for expanding undergraduate and graduate curricula in this area.

 

Pennsylvania State University

Penn State University Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse Strategic Hires: The Departments of Biobehavioral Health, Human Development and Family Studies, Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Sociology and Criminology, in conjunction with the Social Science Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University, announce five tenure track positions in substance abuse as part of the University’s recently launched Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse. We seek colleagues whose research interests and expertise fit within the broad areas of: pathways to addiction, criminal justice and/or spillover effects of substance abuse to families and communities. Penn State is committed to building our research, education and outreach capacity to address the complex problem of substance abuse and will hire up to twelve new faculty members over the next four years. These strategic hires will build on our faculty’s long tradition of excellence in interdisciplinary and translational research on substance abuse and addiction, including in the University’s academic departments as well as centers of research excellence

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. 

Penn State Harrisburg, a comprehensive college of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions in the nation, invites applications and nominations for the position, Director, School of Public Affairs effective July 1, 2019. If you are, or know of, a visionary leader who is both an excellent communicator and strategic thinker who will bring intellectual curiosity and innovative thought, an engaging entrepreneurial spirit, and a notable reputation for working collaboratively with internal and external constituents to promote the growth of an academic unit that is on the cusp of achieving national prominence, then this is the position of challenge for you or that nominee. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in a (related) discipline of the School and have proven record of achievement that qualifies him or her for appointment as a full professor with tenure in the college. The Director is responsible for, and is expected to have demonstrated experience in, faculty development through a rigorous promotion and tenure review process, the ability to inspire scholarship at all levels and advocate on behalf of faculty, and clarify the distinction and champion the difference in the delivery of residential and online education. The Director will set the standards for intellectual engagement and promote high quality teaching, research, and service. He or she will effectively have budget oversight, represent, recruit, develop and retain faculty, staff and students of the unit’s programs and advocate for the future growth of a complex and diverse School to achieve excellence. 

 

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.

The California Policy Lab is recruiting for a Research Director to be based at UC Berkeley. This full-time position is open until filled, with an expected start date in fall or winter 2018. The ideal candidate for this Research Director position is an accomplished researcher, well- established in her or his career, who has considerable experience supervising research teams and executing quantitative research projects using government administrative data. The Research Director will join our growing team at a critical juncture in our development. We launched the Lab in January 2017 and now have 19 staff across our two sites. We envision growing the Lab even further, and this will be our first Research Director, so the chosen candidate will be an important addition to our leadership team. We expect to hire at least one other Research Director at our Los Angeles site in the near future.

 

University of California, Los Angeles

Position is in the WORLD Policy Analysis Center in the Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH). Supervised by the Director, the Operations and Administrative Manager is responsible for (but not limited to) the following: overall daily operations management and administration of the Center; fiscal management and oversight, including extramural funds (contracts and grants, post-award), academic and staff human resources, student affairs, space and facilities planning. The incumbent works with the Center's Director, Research Manager and upper administration of the FSPH to meet programmatic objectives, provide guidance on UC policies and procedures; participate in programmatic development and strategic planning; work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff, students and academics. Additional responsibilities include representing the WORLD Policy Analysis Center on campus and externally as needed and appropriate; work with Assistant and Associate Deans, the CFO, Human Resources Manager, OCGA and other campus representatives as needed to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the Center.   

 

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 Central Florida

The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a 12-month tenured associate or full professor position to serve as program director, to begin August 2019.  This innovative and effective leader will serve as program director of the college-wide interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Public Affairs. The successful candidate will bring a vision of how doctoral education can strengthen communities and change lives by creating interdisciplinary solutions to complex social problems. The program director is expected to guide the vision and the operational management of the program to advance and grow its mission related to applied research, social justice, and community engagement. We seek a leader who has the management and research skills, creativity, and vision to guide the program in its quest to deliver top-quality education, mentor faculty and students, grow the research agenda, and provide service to the community. The ideal candidate will exhibit excellent collaboration and communication skills and demonstrate the ability to enhance the interdisciplinary environment through incorporating additional disciplines across the university.

 

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.

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, together with the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium), a unit in the Urban Education Institute, invite applications for an appointment as a Senior Research Associate (SRA). The UChicago Consortium is a research-practice partnership that investigates how programs, policies, and practices are working in the Chicago Public Schools. The SRA will conduct original research consistent with the Consortium model, applying rigorous methods to answer questions of policy and practice in collaboration with educational stakeholders. The candidate will also provide guidance to other researchers at the Consortium on how to work with policymakers at both the local and national levels. 

 

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 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 Missouri

The Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri (MU) is seeking a full-time Director for the Institute of Public Policy (IPP) to oversee rigorous policy research that supports faculty, practitioners, and policymakers in Missouri and nationally. This position is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track, ranked faculty position with an administrative appointment. Requirements for the position include an earned Ph.D. in a discipline related to public policy, public administration, economics, or a related field, in conjunction with professional experience in designing, conducting, and evaluating policy analysis research, services, and education programs. Key responsibilities include development of collaborations with Truman School faculty, Extension, and the broader academic community to perform research that addresses local, state, and national needs; and to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to secure additional funding to support Institute programs and initiatives.

 

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 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 Virginia

EdPolicyWorks seeks highly qualified applicants for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow position. This position is part of the VEST Postdoctoral Program, an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare fellows to engage in rigorous research in education science. We are particularly interested in scholars with an interest in quantitative analysis of policies related to early childhood education, K-12 teaching, and behavioral science influence on educational outcomes. We are particularly seeking applicants whose experiences and/or prior research motivates them to engage in research on inequities in education that stem from poverty, racial inequity or other emergent demographic realities in U.S. schools. This research is typically embedded in partnerships with policymakers and practitioners in settings with disproportionate numbers of disadvantaged students. A Ph.D. in Education, Education Policy, Public Policy or Economics or a relevant social science discipline is required. UVA Jobs Posting Number 0624519.

 

Vanderbilt University

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.  

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations in Peabody College at Vanderbilt seeks candidates interested in developing their knowledge of rigorous, applied quantitative education policy research in Career and Technical Education (CTE) for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The fellow will be hired in conjunction with the Institute for Education Sciences funded CTE Research Network. The Network is tasked with expanding the pool of high-quality education research related to CTE, aggregating and synthesizing what is known, and training the next generation of policy analysts, policy makers, and academics to perform CTE research. The fellow will work with co-PI, Shaun Dougherty, as part of several ongoing projects related to the CTE Network, and will also be able to participate in reviewing existing and ongoing research, and developing training materials.

 

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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