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APPAM is now offering a Job Search Service program to registrants for the Fall Research Conference in Denver!   To learn more about this program, entitled APPAM Positions in Policy (PIP), visit the Conference Activities page of our website.  Positions being interviewed for at the Fall Conference through PIP are indicated in bold with an *.
 
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Are you on the job marketing or hoping to be sooner than the Fall Research Conference?  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 Gabbie Sylvester, gsylvester@appam.org, to have your listing added.

Current Openings:

 

Acumen, LL

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.

 

Boston College

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College was created in 1998 through a grant from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to promote research on retirement issues and transmit the findings to policy makers, the research community, and the public.  The Center is seeking a Ph.D. Economist to study issues related to retirement and aging, such as labor and public economics; household finance; and health policy for the older population. Specifically, the Research Economist will develop grant proposals, produce academic papers and other written products, and mentor junior researchers. The Research Economist will also be involved in identifying opportunities to attract research funding from government, corporate, and foundation sources. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Economics or Public Policy and familiarity with retirement issues. Some travel is required. Salary is dependent upon experience.

 

Brandeis University

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University invites applications and nominations for the Stuart H. Altman Chair in U.S. Health Policy, a tenured faculty position at the rank of full Professor. The candidate selected for the Stuart H. Altman Chair will carry on a tradition of excellence in health policy research and public engagement focused on healthcare financing, payment policy, insurance, healthcare markets, the structure and composition of the healthcare delivery system and the linkages between the formal health system and the social determinants of health. 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.

 

Brookings Institution

The Senior Manager, Regional Engagements, develops and helps manage strategic, place-based engagements for the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program (Metro). Primary responsibilities include: (1) proactively seeking out and identifying new opportunities for regional engagement; (2) developing project work plans and facilitating task delivery by Metro’s practitioner fellows and scholars; (3) serving as a primary point of contact for local partners to maintain engagement through proactive outreach and responses to inquiries; (4) generally advancing Metro’s ideas with regional stakeholders; and (5) assisting with other projects and duties as assigned.

 

Brown Univeristy - The Policy Lab

The Policy Lab has exciting new job opportunities for candidates with a background in strategic thinking, data analysis and project management. We are looking for dynamic individuals to serve as Senior Project Managers and Project Managers in highly strategic and facilitative roles that empower the ability of The Policy Lab to deliver results. Our new team members will define, plan, and implement activities of the Lab, including both its capacity building tasks and scientific work products. They will have considerable knowledge of organizational best practices, familiarity with government operations, and project management expertise derived from working with high functioning scientific teams.'
 

The Annenberg Institute and the Department of Education are searching to jointly hire a tenure-line faculty position in Urban Education Policy at the Assistant or Associate rank. We seek candidates with a strong research agenda whose work focuses on key issues for reducing inequality and increasing the quality of educational opportunities for children and youth. The start date for this position is July 1, 2020.

 

Georgia Tech 

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank. We are seeking a Ph.D. in public policy-related fields who focuses on information and communications technology policy. A specialization in FinTech, ecommerce and an ability to cover public finance and budgeting would be ideal. Specialists in other areas, such as cybersecurity, privacy, content regulation or social justice are also encouraged to apply.

 

Indiana University

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, located in Indianapolis, Indiana seeks a colleague to join the more than twenty core faculty and more than fifty affiliate and adjunct faculty who research, teach, and train on all aspects related to philanthropy. This is an open rank and open discipline, tenure-line search. Applicants should conduct research and teach at the intersections of philanthropy and environmental resilience, with potential connections to environmental policy, social and environmental justice, environmental sustainability, and climate change adaptation. Disciplines might include (but are not limited to) earth sciences, economics, ethics, history, management, psychology, and/or sociology.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

New York University 

The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track or tenured professor position with appointment to begin September 1, 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and a record of research in American politics and a specialization in public administration, public management, executive politics, bureaucratic politics (e.g., agency design, management, rulemaking, program implementation), policy implementation, voting and elections, or public opinion. Successful candidates will teach in our Master of Public Administration program and will have demonstrated excellence in research.

The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with appointment to begin September 1, 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and a record of research in applied microeconomics. We are open to any field relating to domestic policy but are especially interested in education and health economics. Successful candidates will teach in our Master of Public Administration program and/or our Master of Health Administration program, and will have demonstrated excellence in research.

 

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. 

The Pennsylvania State University seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy with a research agenda focusing on the intersection of business and government. Exceptional scholars may qualify for an early career professorship, which provides research and travel funds for its holder. The start date for the position is August 2020. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in public policy, public affairs, or a related social science field by August 2020. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability for conducting high-quality research; a track-record of or potential for securing external funding; demonstrated teaching excellence; a willingness to help mentor graduate students; and a willingness to participate in service to the program, university and public policy field. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community.

The School of Public Policy at The Pennsylvania State University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with a research agenda focusing on social policy. The policy area is open, and preference will be given to those studying how policies reduce or exacerbate disparities among racial/ethnic, gender, socioeconomic status, or other dimensions. Exceptional scholars may qualify for an early career professorship, which provides research and travel funds for its holder. The start date for the position is August 2020. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in public policy or a related social science field (e.g. sociology, demography, or political science) by August 2020. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability for conducting high-quality research; a track-record of or potential for securing external funding; demonstrated teaching excellence; a willingness to help mentor graduate students; and a willingness to participate in service to the school, university and public policy field. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a network of social scientists working in social policy across campus. Joint appointments in sociology, criminology, African American studies or other related units are welcome, and other opportunities are available with the Social Science Research Institute, the Population Research Institute, the Administrative Data Accelerator, or the Federal Statistical Research Data Center at Penn State.

The School of Public Policy at Pennsylvania State University welcomes applications for an open rank, tenure-track faculty position in environmental policy. The start date for the position is August 2020. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in public policy or a related social science field (e.g. political science, sociology, or economics) by August 2020. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability for conducting high-quality research; a track-record of or potential for securing external funding; demonstrated teaching excellence; a willingness to help mentor graduate students; and a willingness to participate in service to the program, university and public policy field. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a network of scholars in the interdisciplinary Penn State Institute of Energy and Environment and the Water Faculty Consortium.

The Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) at The Pennsylvania State University, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position.  The successful applicant will collaborate with the PADOC on research related to the evaluation of institutional and community corrects rehabilitation programs, offender risk and needs assessment, correction policy analysis and related topics.  Resposibilities may include data collection and/or management; data analyses; preparation of reports, manuscripts and conference presentation; and participation in graduate and undergraduate student mentoring.  In addition to collaborative projects, the Scholar will have access to exceptional resources to facilitate his or her independent research.

 

RAND Corporation

RAND seeks applicants at all levels of experience for Quantitative Policy Researcher positions in our Pittsburgh PA, Santa Monica CA, Washington DC, or Boston MA offices. Policy Researchers at RAND work across all RAND research areas, including health policy, labor and population, education, criminal and civil justice, national security, aging, and military manpower. Doctoral-level researchers with quantitative training and experience in health policy, education policy, defense policy or other social policy fields are invited to apply.

 

Rutgers University

The Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) within the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH/Institute) and the Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy (HBSP) within the Rutgers School of Public Health (SPH/School) are jointly recruiting one or more faculty members with demonstrated ability to develop and lead a program of research that addresses critical and timely health systems, population health, and policy challenges facing New Jersey, other states, and the nation.

 

University of California, Berkeley

The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Associate Director (Academic Coordinator II). The Associate Director, working closely with the Director, oversees IRLE’s research and academic activities and establishes the Institute’s overall strategic direction and priorities. The AD plays a lead role in implementing the Institute’s strategic plan; in launching new initiatives; and in coordinating activities for the Institute’s affiliated research centers. As a member of the Institute’s executive management team, the AD works closely with the Institute’s Director and Assistant Director to manage the Institute’s budget and operations.

 

University of California, Los Angeles 

The Department of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Critical Black Urbanism. We seek a scholar who studies the Black experience and whose research and teaching has direct relevance for urban planning. Attractive candidates for this position might study racial segregation, Black migration, Black geographies, community organizing, community and/or economic development, the Black diaspora, policing and incarceration, urban and planning history, critical legal studies, or related topics.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Urban Planning, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, or a related social science discipline at time of appointment, have a robust research agenda, and be prepared to teach and mentor students at the undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. levels.

The Department of Urban Planning, in partnership with the Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) at UCLA, invites applications from scholars in urban studies and urban planning for a tenured/tenure-track appointment. We seek an innovative thinker who will be a leading scholar of urban issues in Latina/o/x communities and whose work will play an important role in shaping future policy debates. We welcome applicants with varied research interests within this broad area, including but not limited to neighborhood change, community development, social mobility, race and ethnicity, immigration, and urban planning in communities of color. We are open to varied methodologies, but are especially interested in scholars whose work applies quantitative methodologies to one or more these research areas. We are open to scholars with interest in any geographical area and especially welcome applicants with an interest in the study of Los Angeles or its region in their research.

The UCLA Department of Urban Planning invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position. We seek a bold, innovative thinker who is, or soon will be, a leading scholar of cities and regions. We are looking for applicants who use new data sources and data science methods to visualize and analyze pressing economic, environmental, social, transportation, or urban development issues at scales ranging from local to global. The candidate selected must be able to contribute substantially to both teaching urban data science and expanding the Luskin School’s data science capacities, which include urban informatics, spatial analytics, machine learning, data economics and regulation, computational social science, and so on, as well as offer critical perspectives on their application to policy and city planning and design. This position is part of a larger investment in big data analytics, new technologies, and cyber infrastructure in the Luskin School of Public Affairs, in the UCLA College, and across the UCLA campus.

 

University of California, Riverside

The School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for temporary lecturer positions to teach undergraduate courses during the 2019-2020 academic year. Compensation and the duration of the appointment will depend on the number of courses assigned and the number of units per course. Teach one or more undergraduate courses, depending on the need and the candidate’s experience and availability. Duties will include full responsibility for course preparation and presentation, including but not limited to, lectures, preparation and grading of exams, office hours outside of class, and supervision of teaching assistants or readers if assigned.

 

University of Chicago

The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA) invites applications for a tenure-track, open rank position in the field of direct practice in social work and social welfare. Applicants must possess a doctorate (or have a doctorate by the date of appointment) in social work or a related social science field.  Applicants with a master’s and/or doctorate in social work are strongly preferred.  We seek candidates with an established record in practice-relevant research and scholarship. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship and teaching advance the health and wellness of individuals, families and communities in an increasingly diverse society.

 

University of Connecticut 

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) at the University of Connecticut seeks to fill a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2020. The Department of Public Policy is home to a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Master of Public Policy (MPP), an on-line Graduate Program in Survey Research, a MPA Fellows program (an executive MPA cohort), and four graduate certificates in nonprofit management, public financial management, survey research and leadership and public management. The Department offers an undergraduate minor and allows selected students to begin taking graduate courses while undergraduates. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a strong research program in their field.

 

University of Delaware

The University of Delaware’s academic leadership has identified the Department Sociology & Criminal Justice as a priority for academic growth and prominence. The Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social Welfare/Public Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2020. We seek scholars whose research advances our knowledge of policies that address economic and social inequality and/or provides a deeper understanding of the welfare of individuals and families. The preferred candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related social science and, in addition to contributing to the sociological understanding of social welfare, will engage in public sociology, interpreting social scientific knowledge for multiple audiences outside of academia.  Secondary area of specialization is open but we particularly welcome scholars engaging with the areas of Race/Ethnicity, Sociological Theory, and Law & Society. We seek a colleague whose teaching, research, and service will support and advance UD’s core values of diversity and inclusive excellence.

 

University of Georgia

Nine month, academic appointment, tenure track, 50% research, 50% teaching. Start date August 2019.  The candidate is expected to deliver courses in consumer analytics and the strategic use of informatics in a curriculum dedicated to consumer behavior and consumer well-being. Candidate will be expected to use large proprietary or government data sets with relevance to consumer economics and policy making. Provide leadership to enhance and expand consumer journalism curriculum to incorporate strong technical writing and communication skills. Assist with planning and implementing future interdisciplinary consumer analytics certificates and/or degree programs.

The Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship or tenured associate professor position with appointment to begin in August 2020. This position requires a teaching and research focus within any of the following areas: public budgeting, financial management/administration, and/or public finance.  Ideal candidates will contribute to our MPA program and our Ph.D. program in public administration and policy. Successful candidates should demonstrate a dedication to research, teaching, and student mentorship as well as an ability to build upon the current strengths of our department. Candidates with interest in advancing grantsmanship (collaboratively or individually) to support research in these areas are especially encouraged to apply.

 

University of Kentucky

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky is seeking a faculty member at open rank beginning in August 2020. We seek outstanding scholars with a degree in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, or Sociology who can contribute to our Ph.D., professional master’s degrees, or our new undergraduate degree. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in a substantive policy such as health, environmental, or social policy.

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a position in public management beginning as early as spring, 2020 and no later than fall, 2020. The position will carry tenure at the rank of associate or professor. Ideal candidates will apply public management scholarship to a substantive area such as environmental, health, social policy, or nonprofit management. We seek outstanding scholars who can contribute to our Ph.D. program, our professional master’s degree programs, and/or a new undergraduate degree in public policy.

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky seeks applications and nominations for an endowed chair in public finance beginning fall 2020. This position will carry tenure at the rank of senior associate or full professor. We seek a leading scholar in applied public finance.

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The Sherman Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities (Sherman Center) and the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invite applications from advanced assistant and associate level candidates for a faculty position beginning in August 2020. We seek someone with an active research program and expertise in early learning and cognitive development within families and/or schools in urban communities. The candidate will contribute to the Ph.D. program in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) and should be committed to teaching and research mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and have the potential to attract outside funding. For the first three years, the candidate will have a reduced teaching load in order to advance the work of the Sherman Center, including but not limited to service on its advisory committee and active engagement with its diverse initiatives. 

 

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

The School of Education at the University of Michigan seeks multiple colleagues for tenure-track appointments (open rank) in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. We seek applications from a diverse group of scholars situated in one or more of the following research areas: access, choice, and/or enrollment in postsecondary education; teaching, learning, and student experiences in higher education, including in STEM fields; postsecondary outcomes; state policy; and organizations and leadership.  Our goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce reflects our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

 

University of Minnesota

With this current search, the Humphrey School seeks to hire a tenure-track advanced Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor eligible for tenure at the University of Minnesota whose research, scholarship, academic leadership and service focus broadly on global policy. Evidence of established scholarship with the potential for contributions of national and international significance is required for candidates at the pre-tenure assistant professor level. Appointment at the tenured level of associate professor requires evidence of excellence and national/international policy-relevant impact in scholarly research, teaching and service.

 

University of Texas at Austin

We are seeking one or more passionate individual(s) with relevant experience to join our team and support our mission to enhance public policy and practice targeting the critical prenatal-to-three (PN-3) period and to provide leadership as a member of a team of state policy research associates for a national prenatal-to-three policy-research center housed in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Individuals in this position will provide direction and oversight regarding key internal processes, such as data collection, information management, and communication with stakeholders.

 

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.

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

This is a 9-month tenure track or tenured faculty position in the Consumer Science Department, with research, teaching and service responsibilities. The position includes a teaching load of 4 courses per year, which will include both online and in-class teaching in the Personal Finance Program. The position includes a leadership role in the development and implementation of a new online Personal Finance degree. Other responsibilities include leading an independent, externally-funded research program, advising and working with graduate students, and participating in university service.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a high performing faculty member who will conduct research and be committed to teaching core topics in state and local public finance, as well as regional, state, and local economic development. Public policy scholars, who have an emphasis on economics, are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidate must welcome being part of an inter-disciplinary department dedicated to promoting good public policy. Candidates with a strong potential to conduct externally-supported research and research grants are preferred. For this position, the strongest candidate will be a scholar who is capable and interested in engaging in public dialogues, including interactions with the media, related to economic development and state and local public finance, as well as in advising state and local government officials on these topics. Capacity to research and teach about public budgeting is welcomed but not required. University and professional service as appropriate are required.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a high performing faculty member to research and teach on climate policy. The selected candidate will conduct productive research, be a committed teacher, and welcome being part of an inter-disciplinary department dedicated to promoting good public policy. Teaching will involve core courses in Public Affairs and International Public Affairs, as well as upper-level electives in climate and environmental policy. We seek a scholar who will conduct research on the determinants of government policy on climate change and/or its domestic and international public policy implications. The scope of topics we will consider within climate change and climate policy is broad, but the selected candidate's work must include explicit focus on the roles of governments. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the Masters in International Public Affairs program.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking high performing faculty to teach public management, and how public management supports the development and implementation of local, state and federal policies. Candidates will conduct productive research, be committed teachers, and welcome being part of an inter-disciplinary department dedicated to promoting good public policy. Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and masters/graduate level, lead a scholarly research program, as well as perform university and professional service. Candidates with a strong potential to conduct externally-supported research and research grants are preferred. The selected scholar will teach core courses in public management, as well as upper-level electives in specialty topics in public management such as: performance management, public sector leadership, non-profit management, public budgeting, or public policymaking process.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a faculty member with research and teaching interests in policy issues around sexual violence and expertise in the interplay between social science, policy, and government. This faculty position is part of a faculty cluster search, “Sexual Violence: Connecting Social Science Research with Policy.” The cluster defines “Sexual Violence” broadly, and it includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, violence against sexual minorities, as well as gender-based violence. Three faculty positions will be hired in the cluster, which will build a world-class, new core of interdisciplinary strength in research to address issues of sexual violence domestically and globally—making UW-Madison a research leader in this critical area. Tenure home will be determined at the time of 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. This faculty position is part of a three-position research cluster, Rethinking East Asia and the World. Tenure home will be determined at time of hire.

 

Urban Institute

We are currently seeking an energetic, organized, and proactive individual to serve as a project coordinator and special assistant to two senior researchers whose work focuses on increasing job quality and advancing employment equity, evidence-based policy making, and workforce development. This person will work as part of LHP’s Center Operations team to support LHP through project coordination and ensure the center runs effectively.

The Income & Benefits Policy Center (IBP) studies how public policy influences the behavior and economic well-being of families, particularly those with low incomes, the elderly, and the disabled. Under the general supervision of IBP’s Director, Center Operations, the project manager provides proposal preparation, financial administration and other related project support to research projects within the Income and Benefits Policy Center. This is an ideal position for an administrative professional to learn and grow into a pivotal support role within the Center.

The Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population is seeking a full-time research analyst who will be responsible for assisting with research on child and family policy. The research analyst will conduct qualitative or mixed methods research involving primary data collection and support project management. Ideal candidates will have interest and experience in one or more areas related to child and family policy, such as child care, early education, early childhood home visiting, parenting and family interventions, healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood programs, child support, paid leave and other work-family supports.

The Justice Policy Center conducts research and evaluations to improve justice policy and practice at the national, state, and local levels.  We conduct rigorous evaluations and in-depth data analyses—and we give context to the data through interviews with individuals involved in the justice system at all levels. We also produce reports and provide technical assistance that translate complex research into actionable strategies to enhance the safety and well-being of individuals and communities. The Justice Policy Center is seeking a Research Analyst who can work collaboratively on projects aimed to enhance and measure criminal justice response in the United States.

The Urban Institute’s Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population is seeking a research associate to conduct and manage research studies related to children and family policies and programs. The successful candidate will have the ability to conduct cutting-edge qualitative or mixed methods research and have experience in one or more of the following areas: fields such as child care, early education, child welfare, and family policy (e.g., paid leave and other work-family supports, child support, and family planning). Ideal candidates will demonstrate experience with project management and leading site visits, interviews, and focus groups.

The Center on Education Data and Policy is seeking an experienced education policy researcher to work collaboratively on a variety of quantitative research projects. These projects include the conceptualization of study designs and methodologies, statistical analysis, and policy analysis. We are seeking individuals who possess a strong public policy background, quantitative analysis skills, and a thorough understanding of education issues at the PK-12 and/or postsecondary levels. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work spans multiple components of the educational system and/or examines the intersections between education and related policy areas such as criminal justice, housing, and health.

 

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 Associate Professor of the Practice in education policy and school reform. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in education or the social sciences, with experience and expertise in designing practice-relevant research studies and developing research-practice partnerships. A deep knowledge of the opportunities and challenges specific to research conducted in university-based practice partnerships is essential.

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of tenured Associate or Full Professor of Education Policy in Equity and Inclusion. We seek distinguished candidates trained in the social sciences, especially political science or sociology, whose work will contribute to our understanding of 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 will critically examine the effectiveness of the nation’s P–16 education system as a site for civic empowerment and social and economic mobility, and whose research asks 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 (LPO) at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor of Higher Education. The faculty member will join the Higher Education Administration Program and teach classes in the master’s, EdD, and PhD programs, as well as in the undergraduate Human and Organizational Development major.

 
 

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