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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 info@appam.org to have your listing added.

Current Openings:

  • Columbia University: Population Research Center Postdoc


 

Academy Health

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 to a major initiative.  The Paradigm Project is a concerted, collaborative effort that is using the tools of “design thinking” to increase the relevance, timeliness, quality, and impact of health services research (HSR).  Convened by AcademyHealth, and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the project is designing and testing in the way HSR is conducted and used to ensure the field realizes its full potential to improve health and the delivery of health care.  The ideal candidate is highly organized, a self-starter, great writer and eager to take on new challenges. Early career professionals with three to five years of substantive work experience in a health care policy or research setting are encouraged to apply.

AcademyHealth, the professional home and leading national organization for health services researchers, policymakers, and health care practitioners and stakeholders, is currently seeking a senior manager responsible for proposing and implementing AcademyHealth’s legislative, policy and regulatory strategy in support of the continued production and use of robust, rigorous and timely health services and policy research to improve health and health care. The senior manager is responsible for proposing and implementing AcademyHealth’s legislative, policy and regulatory strategy in support of the continued production and use of robust, rigorous and timely health services and policy research to improve health and health care. The senior manager will oversee the day-to-day management and administration of AcademyHealth’s advocacy and government relations functions, including management of the organization’s external lobbying consultant(s). This individual will work closely with, and report to, the vice president of strategic communications.

 

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.

 

Arizona State University

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions invites applications for a College Professor in the areas of homeland security policy and management, defined broadly. This is a full-time, 9-month, benefits eligible appointment will be at the Associate/Full professor (tenured) level; associate professors with a sustained record of productivity are encouraged to apply. We are seeking scholars with national/international recognition and an established record of leadership in homeland security policy and management.

 

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 Institute 

Brookings is seeking a Fellow/Senior Fellow to lead the Center on Regulation and Markets (CRM) in Economic Studies, and to conduct in-depth, high quality public policy-oriented research. The director will have considerable latitude to determine the research agenda of the Center, but priority areas of interest for the Institution include the regulation of emerging technologies, environmental regulation, consumer protection regulation, labor market regulation, housing regulation, the regulation of competition, and the regulatory process. A background in industrial organization, especially empirical IO, is a plus.

Brookings is seeking a Fellow or Senior Fellow to join the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Economic Studies, to conduct in-depth, high-quality policy-relevant economic research. We are particularly interested in specialists in labor or international macroeconomics. The fellow will conduct original policy-relevant research in field(s) of expertise, independently and in collaboration with other scholars inside and outside Brookings and will commission research from outside scholars. They will plan and execute public and/or private events to share and discuss this research and other pressing issues of fiscal and monetary policy. They will develop and maintain relationships with internal and external research partners, current and prospective donors, and key economic policy stakeholders, and work with Communications staff to effectively promote and disseminate their research.

 

Brown University

The Annenberg Institute is seeking a postdoctoral research associate for a two‐year fellowship (one-year renewable). The post-doctoral associate will participate in collaborative research activities with our affiliated faculty, including Susanna Loeb and others, on issues related to US PK-12 education policy. We seek fellows with interests in developing and applying their skills in rigorous education policy analysis. Applicants should have a substantive interest and experience doing quantitative (or mixed-methods) research in PK-12 issues. The associate will receive mentorship and training from the faculty sponsors, primarily through an active research apprenticeship and collaboration. In addition, they will be part of the broader Annenberg Institute community including faculty and students at Brown University, visiting faculty and students, and other postdoctoral fellows.

 

Columbia University

We are seeking one or more post-doctorate candidates to apply for postdoctoral funding to work with a principal investigator of the Baby’s First Years Study, through an NIH administrative supplement. The candidates must meet the NIH’s specified eligibility as a member of an under-represented group in the health-related sciences.

 

Cornell University 

The Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) at Cornell University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Big Data/Data Science. The position starts in July/August 2020 and will continue for two years, subject to a satisfactory first-year evaluation. Successful candidates will have demonstrated strengths in applying data science or computational approaches to applied questions in economics, demography, sociology, or policy, with expertise in areas such as machine learning, digital trace data collection, text analysis, or other techniques.  The postdoctoral position will include considerable time to develop independent research and to form collaborative research projects with faculty in PAM and throughout Cornell.

 

George Mason University

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development invites applications for a faculty position in Education Policy at the assistant professor level. Responsibilities include: Participating in the continued development of the Education Policy academic program and associated research center, teaching courses in Education Policy and 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. 

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development invites applications for a senior faculty position in Education Policy at the rank of associate or full professor. Responsibilities of this high-visibility, high-impact position include: Participating in the leadership and continued development of the Education Policy academic program and associated research center, teaching courses in Education Policy and mentoring graduate students, engaging in catalytic 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

 

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University seeks a strong teacher to fill a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor position in the Department of Public Management and Policy, beginning fall 2020. The successful applicant will be expected to teach up to eight courses per year, perform community outreach, and provide university service. Course load reductions are available for activities such as special initiatives and administrative responsibilities.  Candidates for this position must bring a strong background and commitment to teaching in the PMAP core courses including research methods, policy analysis, and capstone courses.

The Department of Public Management and Policy (PMAP) seeks a talented scholar and teacher with expertise in social entrepreneurship for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position. The successful candidate will expand and complement our Nonprofit Studies Program and will direct the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship that began in fall 2016.   Candidates should have earned their doctorates by August 2020.  The anticipated start date is Fall 2020.  The successful candidate will have an active research agenda focusing on social entrepreneurship.  We welcome applicants with backgrounds in public administration and policy, business, law, economics, urban planning and related fields.  Additional research interests in social enterprise, social innovation, business incubators and accelerators, sustainability, social impact investing, community development, and corporate social responsibility are particularly desirable.  The successful candidate will also direct the BIS program, help to promote the BIS degree to undergraduates, and work to develop and expand existing partnerships within the university and with the social entrepreneurship community including advising the social entrepreneurship club and holding a social business plan competition and social innovation jam.  Release time will be available to support these activities.

 

General Services Administration Office of Evaluation Sciences

The work and role of OES is unique - directly designing, implementing, and analyzing behavioral interventions through randomized evaluations in a large-scale Federal policy environment. OES Fellows apply promising interventions at a national scale, reach millions of people, and work closely with key decision makers in government. Fellows design and direct high-impact projects, author academic publications, shape their own portfolio of work, and benefit from a dynamic team and flexible Federal work environment. Learn about former and current OES Fellow’s experiences here. Full-time fellowship positions start in Fall 2020 in Washington, D.C. Fellows and Associate Fellows join OES on-loan from academic, nonprofit, or government offices on either a reimbursable or non-reimbursable basis. Fellows have come from a variety of universities, non-profits, and Federal departments (there is additional flexibility for Federal employees applying for a rotational detail).

OES is expanding its capacity to provide government-wide resources and implementation support  round evidence-building activities and evaluation, in support of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (“Evidence Act”). The Evidence Act requires agencies to undertake a number of activities related to building and using evidence including the establishment of an Evaluation Officer (EO) position, the development of multi-year Learning Agendas, the development of Annual Evaluation Plans, and the completion of the Capacity Assessment. In addition to improving how agencies use evidence, the implementation of the Evidence Act offers an opportunity to better align performance, budget, strategic planning, policymaking, data, and evidence-building activities across the Federal government. OES will establish a reimbursable detail program to leverage Federal employee talent to support Evidence Act implementation. Evidence Fellows on detail to OES will be paired with one agency and Evaluation Officer to provide intensive full-time support from January-July 2020, based full-time in Washington, D.C. These individuals will be supported by the OES central team that both conducts evidence-building activities and evaluations, as well as provide government-wide support to implement this work. OES will establish an Inter-Agency Agreement to reimburse the home agency.

 

Mathematica 

Mathematica is seeking researchers for our Human Services division to conduct studies and program improvement in family support, child welfare, education, child development, labor, criminal justice, and related topics analyses. A cover letter, CV, and writing sample or job market paper must be submitted at the time of application via our online application system. Please note in your cover letter if you will be attending the APPAM conference in November.

 

MDRC

MDRC is seeking a Technical Research Analyst for its Center for Data Insights, which works to improve the outcomes of low-income families and the operations of social and education programs through data science. 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.  Candidates should have experience using data science, data visualization, and data integration, as well as a strong interest in improving the lives of low-income individuals through data-driven programs and policy. Candidates should also have an interest and skills in training others in data science methods and have a desire to work in teams to foster social data innovation.

MDRC is seeking a Technical Research Analyst with experience with public policy research, data management, and quantitative analysis to join the Postsecondary Education policy group. MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that uses experimental studies to build knowledge in the social and education policy fields. The Postsecondary Education policy area conducts research to gauge the effectiveness of programs designed to help low-income students succeed in community colleges. Our research includes multisite random assignment trials involving thousands of college students across the country, and draws upon behavioral science, predictive modeling, and other advanced quantitative techniques. Technical Research Analysts in the Postsecondary Education group have the opportunity to work as a part of multidisciplinary teams on current social policy issues in a dynamic and challenging environment, alongside leading public policy experts.

 

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.

 

Northeastern University

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks nominations and applications for several tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in computational social science, with a focus on urban informatics, quantitative methods, or network science, with an expected start date of Fall 2020. Successful candidates will have a distinguished scholarly record using methodological approaches that leverage and work with large or complex data sources to study social phenomena, including but not limited to questions pertaining to cities and communities. We have special interest in scholars whose work includes the use of administrative, scraped, archival, or internet-gathered data. We are seeking scholars who work in spatial, network, or textual analysis, and/or use machine-learning tools. Competitive applicants will also have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and leadership.

New York University

The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University (NYU Wagner) seeks to hire a full-time contract (non-tenure track) faculty member with expertise in the management of government agencies, hospitals, and/or not-for-profit organizations. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience teaching management in a graduate program, as well as candidates who have experience in performance measurement and management and/or operations management. As the successful candidate will join NYU Wagner’s full-time faculty, applicants should have a strong interest in interacting with faculty, students from diverse backgrounds, and staff in a multi-disciplinary professional school of public service committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. In addition to teaching five courses per academic year, the successful candidate will lead NYU Wagner’s Executive MPA program and provide leadership to curricular and extracurricular activities that foster our intellectual environment and students’ professional development.

Pennsylvania State University

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.

Princeton University

The Initiative for Data-Driven Social Science (DDSS) at Princeton University invites applications for a Senior Research Specialist (SR) position, which will provide research and data management support for a variety of computational social science research projects. The SRS will serve as a key contact and consultant for a portfolio of faculty research projects across social science disciplines. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary. Reporting to the DDSS Executive Director and working closely with Princeton faculty and professional researchers, the Senior Research Specialist will assist with the collection, documentation, and statistical analysis of large data sets. The position will serve as a technical and methodological consultant for faculty, staff, and students in areas of data-intensive social science research design and practice. In addition, this individual will be expected to write summaries of research, perform literature searches and reviews, and post and retrieve information from online repositories. The Senior Research Specialist will also have the opportunity to help shape the development of this new initiative’s strategic vision, long- and short-term agenda, and research infrastructure. The position would offer exposure to academic life of Princeton, including seminars, events, and regular interaction with faculty and graduate students.

RAND Corporation

The RAND Corporation, a global leader in public policy research, is seeking a recognized scholar and dynamic leader to fill its newly endowed Chair in Taiwan Policy Studies. Created by a generous gift from Ting Wu Hu, a long-time RAND supporter, the Taiwan Chairholder will undertake research on the critical factors that will influence Taiwan’s future, with particular focus on long term growth, socio-economic development, and security.  The Chairholder will develop and manage a research agenda on Taiwan’s policies for sustainable growth, build partnerships with research institutes in Taiwan to organize symposia, exchange programs, and joint research projects, and mentor Taiwan studies scholars at RAND. The contribution from the sponsor will significantly, but not entirely, fund the position. To supplement the support provided by the contribution, as well as to establish a flourishing program of Taiwan policy studies at RAND, the Chair will be required to develop a program of externally-funded research. The Chair is a five-year term position which may be renewable depending on the growth of Taiwan policy studies and external funding.  The Chair will work collaboratively across disciplines with RAND researchers in fields such as economics, engineering, international relations, law, natural sciences, political science, psychology, sociology, national security, and statistics. This multidisciplinary approach to research and analysis is a hallmark of RAND research.

 

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.

 

Tulane University

The Department of Economics and Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University invite applications for a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Economics of Education to begin in fall 2020. The successful candidate will be skilled in applied econometrics and have demonstrated interest in education policy. The Research Fellow will conduct and publish original research about local and national education policy using our extensive and unique data systems.  In partnership with Tulane’s Murphy Institute of Political Economy, we invite applications from candidates who will receive a Ph.D. in economics by fall 2020.

The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University invites applications for a postdoctoral Research Fellow to begin in fall 2020. The successful candidate will conduct and publish original quantitative research in partnership with New Orleans Public Schools, the New Orleans Early Education Network, and our community advisory board. Research topics include teacher labor markets, K-12 education reform, school climate, parent choice, and early childhood education, among others. Projects will include both descriptive reports produced for partners and academic papers for journal submission.  We invite applications from candidates who will receive a Ph.D. in education, sociology, economics, psychology, or a related field by fall 2020.

 

University of Chicago

The Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago invites applications for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in data analytics. The search is open with respect to rank and field, but we encourage applications from scholars with technical and applied interest in data-driven algorithms and policy. We are searching for those with particular machine learning skill sets, such as computer vision or natural language processing, or generalists whose focus is on statistical issues that arise in the use of predictive algorithms in policy settings. Ideal candidates have interest and experience in applications to complex data sets of social science interest. Applicants must expect to have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree by July 30, 2020 in statistics, computer science, or a related discipline with strong training in core methods. 

The Harris School of Public Policy invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer for the 2020-2021 academic year to expand its course offerings in data science, data visualization, programming, and civic technology. The position will be a two-year, renewable appointment. The Lecturer will teach four to six courses per academic year, depending on non-classroom responsibilities. Specific course offerings can be tailored to the strengths of well-qualified applicants, with the possibility for highly-specialized electives. Possible courses include: Introduction to Programming, Data Visualization for Policy Analysis, Big Data and Policy Research, Civic Technology, and/or Data Privacy and Ethics in Governance. Applications will be evaluated on their expertise in using data and technology for social impact, as well as their teaching/instruction experience. Qualified candidates will hold a Masters degree and have relevant field experience, or hold a PhD in a related field. Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic job board at: apply.interfolio.com/72816. Applicants are required to submit the following materials with their applications: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) contact information for 2 references; 3) teaching statement; and 4) teaching evaluations. Review of applications will begin on January 29, 2020. Letters of reference will be solicited by the search committee after the initial review of applications. No applications will be accepted after May 31, 2020.

The Harris School of Public Policy seeks postdoctoral researchers in data analytics. Postdoctoral researchers work on independent research under a senior faculty member's guidance, teach 2 quarter-length courses per year, and participate in the academic life of the school (including attending workshops and seminars). The position of postdoctoral researcher at the rank of instructor, is initially for a one-year, renewable term. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of research achievement. Candidates are expected to complete their PhD by the appointment start date. To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic jobs board at: apply.interfolio.com/73028. Applicants must upload a: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one writing sample; and 4) two letters of recommendation. Applicants may also submit optional documents such as a third letter of reference and/or an additional writing sample. Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2020. No applications will be accepted after June 30, 2020.

University of Delaware

The School of Marine Science & Policy (SMSP) at the University of Delaware is hiring a tenure-track faculty member in Public Policy for Fall 2020. We seek candidates with a PhD in Public Policy, Political Science, Decision Science, Economics, Law, or a related field.  We are interested in candidates at the Associate or senior Assistant level who apply rigorous policy-analytic tools to natural resource and environmental issues. We are particularly interested in a person who is well grounded in the institutional aspects of policy analysis (law, politics, and current developments).  Expertise in quantitative methods and an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment are desirable. Finally, given our school’s mission, work applied to ocean and coastal resources and/or climate change is expected to be part of the candidate’s research portfolio. The person we hire is expected to publish in scholarly journals, raise research funds, teach courses in his/her field, engage in research with high policy relevance, and contribute to the mission of the University.

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.

The School of Education in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Delaware invites applications for an open-ranked tenure/tenure-track position in the area of K-12 Education Policy. This is part of a CEHD cluster policy hire.  We welcome candidates with doctorates in any relevant social science field—including but not limited to education, public policy, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated record and/or a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Early Care and Education Policy. This is part of a CEHD cluster policy hire.  We welcome candidates with doctoral degrees in human development, education/early childhood education, public policy, psychology, public health, sociology, economics, prevention science, or other related social science fields. We are especially interested in applicants demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; an interest in working in an interdisciplinary academic environment; and a strong scholarly record focusing on the study of early care and education, early intervention, or health policies for young children.

The School of Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Higher Education Policy. This is part of a CEHD cluster policy hire.  The candidate should be an outstanding scholar whose work explores the longitudinal impact of policy on equity, access and persistence in post-secondary education. The primary appointment for this position will be in the School of Education, but may include a joint appointment in one of our collaborating schools/departments: Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, Department of Economics in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, or the Sociology or Political Science Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. The anticipated start date of this position is August 16, 2020.

 

University of Georgia

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 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 Maryland

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy seeks an Associate or Full professor starting Fall 2020. The School seeks distinguished candidates with an active research agenda and teaching interest in such policy areas as: health (including public health, healthcare access and financing, and social determinants of health); poverty and income disparity; social insurance; education (including higher education); criminal justice. Demonstrable commitment to health-related policy problems as part of a candidate’s portfolio creates prospects for an endowed chair.

 

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

We are committed to developing the next generation of education policy research scholars, and regularly train postdoctoral fellows to deepen their skills and knowledge of rigorous, applied quantitative education policy research. Our fellows become experts in estimating the causal effects of education policies and practices on student outcomes and learn to work closely with practitioners and agencies. Our collaborative and highly successful program positions fellows to secure tenure-track faculty and research positions at prestigious institutions.  A goal of this training program is to expand the diversity of researchers trained in rigorous, applied quantitative approaches to studying education policy. We especially encourage applications from scholars of color, scholars who have been the first in their family to pursue postsecondary or postgraduate education, and scholars whose doctoral programs may have provided fewer opportunities to apply their training in quantitative methods to real-world education policy issues.  The postdoctoral training program is supported financially by a $700 thousand grant from the Institute of Education Sciences

 

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. Rank is open. Requirements for the position include an earned Ph.D. in public policy, public administration, economics, political science, or a related field, in conjunction with professional experience in designing, conducting, and evaluating policy research, services, or education programs. We welcome applications from researchers in all policy areas to build on IPP's existing strengths in education and health policy.

The Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri (MU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position with an appointment for up to 3 years. The successful candidate will have a strong quantitative background suitable for applied research and experience working with large datasets. The Fellow will conduct program- directed research and grant writing on applied topics, likely in the areas of economics of education and education policy. The Fellow is expected to be a key contributor, and therefore coauthor and/or co-PI, on grants and high-level academic publications stemming from program-directed research. The Fellow will also have some time for self-directed research, and teach one course per year. There will be opportunities for participation in scholarly life including the invitation of speakers, attendance at local seminars, presentation of research at national research conferences, and interaction with faculty and graduate students. The Fellowship is open to candidates who have earned or will earn their PhD in Economics, Public Policy, Education Policy, or a related field, by fall-2020. We will begin reviewing applications January 15, 2020 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit applications to the MU Human Resources website at the URL above. Once there, click on “Job Opportunities for Prospective Employees,” then enter the ID for this position, 32432, into the search box.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

The Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track position at the (advanced) Assistant Professor rank or Associate Professor rank (tenure-track or tenured). Candidates should have completed at least 3 years of a tenure-track assistant professor appointment or equivalent professional research experience. Priority given to candidates with disciplinary training in applied economics and/or public policy who have a commitment to interdisciplinary research collaboration, teaching and mentoring.

 

University of Texas - Dallas

The Public Policy and Political Economy Program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank. The hire will support a new interdisciplinary master’s degree, the MS in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Policy, which is collaboratively taught with colleagues from computer science and other disciplines. The goal of the degree is to prepare students to analyze cybersecurity and technologies issues, implementation, and analysis, within an interdisciplinary and strategic approach. We are seeking a PhD in a social science or public policy-related field, who focuses on cybersecurity. Particular topics of interest include legal aspects of the regulation of technology, resilience and security, the economics of information security, the interaction of security, privacy, and technology, or analysis of cybersecurity policy, but all exceptional candidates will be considered. 
 

University of Southern California

The University of Southern California’s Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis in the Sol Price School of Public Policy invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in urban planning at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, focusing on environmental policy and planning. Applicants should hold an advanced degree in urban planning or a related field and demonstrate excellent research and teaching records appropriate to rank. We seek candidates whose research examines the environment, resilience and sustainability. We are particularly interested in candidates on the methodological cutting-edge in the collection, management, and analysis of data from diverse sources, and who incorporate questions of justice into their research. Scholars working on environmental security, climate adaptation, urban resilience, and urban sustainability will be especially competitive. 

University of Virginia

The Social & Decision Analytics Division (SDAD) is seeking applications for multiple postdoctoral associates in statistics and social and behavioral sciences. SDAD is a leading laboratory in the Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative (BII) at the University of Virginia. BII performs world-class informatics research in life sciences, social sciences, and human health by integrating theory, modeling and simulation with computational and experimental science in a transdisciplinary, team science research environment. SDAD researchers address complex social problems by leveraging the diversity of data flows available today including administrative and government records, surveys, social media, and sensors. Through team collaboration, the postdoctoral candidate is expected to develop the capacity to discover, repurpose and redirect these data flows to solve critical social problems. Computational complexity is at the heart of SDAD research and SDAD leverages all the research capability of BII, along with the High Performance Computing infrastructure. The positions will be offered at the rank of postdoctoral associate and will be located in BII's location in Arlington, VA. Position reports to Sallie Keller, Director of SDAD and Professor of Public Health Sciences.  The anticipated start date for the position is May of 2020, earlier start dates will be considered.

 

University of Washington

The University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center seeks a Research Scientist to work with the recently established Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program (FIPRP) developing, conducting and implementing research on the topic of firearm violence and injury prevention and control. Issues to be considered include: interventions to improve safe storage of firearms; interventions to prevent firearm injury and crime recidivism; observational studies on the relationship of firearm ownership and risk of death due to homicide or suicide; identifying risk factors for firearm injury/death among children, adolescents, adults, the mentally ill, and individuals with dementia; the effect of laws and public policy changes on firearm injuries and deaths.

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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 interests in aging, health or the life course with requisite background in longitudinal survey use, design and/or management - as well as experience obtaining external funding - to provide social science leadership for the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. We expect that candidates with the requisite qualifications will be mid-career (associate or full professor), but advanced assistant professors may also be considered. Disciplinary background would likely include a PhD in sociology, demography, public health, public policy, social work, economics or related field; the tenure home will be in the Department of Sociology. Candidates with relevant substantive expertise, an excellent publication record, and experience with obtaining external funding are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the research, teaching and service missions of the University – and to assume leadership of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. You can find the full position announcement here.

Seeking diverse candidates who are committed to a research career. The Health Disparities Research Scholars Training Program in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for a NIH postdoctoral fellowship.  Appointments are for 2-3 years beginning in the fall of 2020. This program supports the training of scholars from diverse fields to become interdisciplinary researchers with a focus on health among minority populations, particularly maternal/child, adolescent, and family health. See Eligibility, Application procedures and Program information.

 

Upjohn Institute

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research invites PhD researchers in economics, public policy, sociology, political science or a related field to apply for a full-time research position. Recent PhDs may apply for a Researcher position, and those with at least 5 years of experience and an established publication record in peer-reviewed journals may apply for a Senior Researcher position.

 

Urban Institute

We seek a policy program manager who can support the center’s critical programming and work closely with colleagues in the development and execution of projects that blend Urban’s research expertise with an emerging set of skills including advisory services, convenings, and collaborative efforts underway. The policy program manager will collaborate with senior researchers and management to ensure the successful execution of projects, the timely completion of deliverables, and the identification and pursuit of new bodies of work and funding. This work portfolio will include supporting the development and cultivation of new funding relationships in support of the center’s core housing research programming. The policy program manager will support proposal writing related to new programs, tools, and research products. Specifically, the policy program manager will perform a wide range of duties, and be responsible for overseeing the coordination and administration of a new high profile programmatic work including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling programmatic activities with guidance, supervision, and support from HFPC’s Vice Presidents.  Experience and knowledge of housing policy/housing finance is required. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.

The Justice Policy Center (JPC) seeks a full-time policy program manager who will work closely with colleagues in the development and execution of projects more broadly that blend Urban’s research expertise with an emerging set of skills, such as advisory services, technical assistance, and convening to better connect research to decision makers. The policy program manager will collaborate with senior researchers and management to ensure the successful execution of projects, the timely completion of deliverables, and the identification and pursuit of business development opportunities. We seek individuals who have experience in policy analysis and policy research management and a strong background in policy solutions related to criminal justice in the United States.When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.

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. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.

The Urban Institute seeks a project manager to join the team for this new initiative. Under the supervision of the director, the project manager will provide day-to-day project management, financial administration, and operations support to the initiative. The project manager will be supported and mentored by an experienced operations director in Urban’s Research to Action Lab as he or she gains familiarity with Urban Institute systems and processes. This is an ideal position for an operations professional to learn and grow into a pivotal role with increasing responsibility in ensuring the success of a high-profile initiative. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.

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. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.

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. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.

The Metropolitan Housing and Communities Center is seeking a talented senior research associate who can lead teams and work collaboratively with researchers across Urban. The ideal candidate will bring a solid track record of studying solutions to prevent and end homelessness, eviction, and residential instability, at the program, state, and federal level; and an understanding of homeless management information systems, housing data sets, and other potential data assets in the field. Projects will focus on issues including the intersection of structural racism and poor housing outcomes; and a range of populations that experience homelessness and housing instability, including youth, families, non-chronic and chronically homeless single adults.  This position will be expected to support ongoing work, contribute to business development to further build the research portfolio, and serve as project director, principal investigator, or task lead for future studies.  Expertise in predictive analytics or cost studies is a plus. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.

The Metropolitan Housing and Communities Center is seeking a talented senior research associate who can lead teams and work collaboratively with Urban’s Research to Action Lab, our Technology and Data Science team, and other centers to build knowledge and inform policies that shape housing markets, housing availability, and housing costs. The ideal candidate will bring a solid track record of studying one or more of the following: urban planning, housing markets, land use and zoning, building codes, rent regulations, tax policy related to housing, and racial and economic segregation. The candidate should also have significant experience with housing datasets and expertise in advanced quantitative methods for housing market analysis.  This position will be expected to support ongoing work, contribute to business development to further build the research portfolio, and serve as principal investigator or task lead for future studies. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.

The Justice Policy Center (JPC) seeks to hire experienced researchers who can work collaboratively on a variety of research projects focused on criminal justice issues. These projects include the conceptualization of research designs and methodologies, statistical analyses, and report writing for diverse audiences. We are seeking individuals who possess a strong education and employment background in the public policy or criminal justice field, technical skills, and a thorough understanding of justice-related issues. In particular, we seek someone with expertise on the intersection of behavioral health and criminal justice populations/interventions. Experience working in teams is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience managing projects; leading site visits, focus groups, and stakeholder interviews; providing research-informed technical assistance; conceptualizing research methodologies; and developing proposals for external funding. People from communities that are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and people with direct criminal justice system experience are encouraged to apply. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.

The Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population is seeking a full-time research associate to conduct and manage research studies and technical assistance efforts related to apprenticeship and workforce development 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: apprenticeship (including federal, state, and youth programs); public workforce systems; and career and technical education and training. Ideal candidates will demonstrate experience with project management, stakeholder engagement, and leading site visits, interviews, and focus groups. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.

 

Vanderbilt University

The Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine is conducting an open-rank search for ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSORS with expertise in health policy.  The Department of Health Policy was established in 2013 and has grown to include 23 faculty. The combination of a major research university and preeminent medical center gives Department faculty incredible opportunities to build relationships with frontline care providers and policymakers which can lead to breakthrough discoveries. Faculty interests include health care financing, insurance design and coverage; aging and longterm care; delivery system improvement; provider payment, health services research; pharmacoepidemiology; cancer epidemiology; and infectious diseases.

 

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Health Behavior and Policy invites applications for a full time 12-month, tenure eligible, open rank faculty member. The Department of Health Behavior and Policy’s mission is to transform the health landscape through multidisciplinary research, education, and service. Our research identifies the behavioral, social, organizational, and policy factors that affect the health of individuals and populations. The ideal candidate will possess proven experience and expertise as a health services researcher or health economist in one or more of the following areas: access to health care and the role of insurance coverage; health outcomes including the effects of provider payments and delivery system reforms on health care costs and quality; and the impact of federal, state, and local health policies on health and health care. Applicants whose health services and health policy research relate to cancer and other chronic disease are particularly of interest. The faculty member will also support the department with teaching responsibilities in health policy at the graduate level. Please include your CV, cover letter and contact for 3 references. Please email questions to: Andrew J Barnes, PhD, Search Committee Chair, abarnes3@vcu.edu.

 

Viginia Tech University

Virginia Tech's Department of Population Health Sciences seeks to attract a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the area of environmental health. The position is part of a robust and diverse cluster of faculty contributing to transdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or outreach initiatives that align with our Global Systems Science Destination Area. The Global Systems Science Destination Area is focused on the study of the dynamic interplay among natural and social systems.  Faculty working in this area seek transdisciplinary solutions to critical problems associated with human activity and environmental change.

Westat

Westat’s Education Studies practice area is seeking an Education Researcher to contribute to education research projects. A strong candidate will have a doctoral degree in the social sciences and excellent quantitative, analytic, and communication skills. Job responsibilities include: Conducting quantitative analyses to evaluate education policies and programs; Contributing to the design of research and evaluation studies; Communicating results to funders through written and oral presentations; Contributing to proposals for new projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, state and local governments, foundations, and other funders; Working under supervision of senior researchers, with latitude for independent action and decision-making; Mentoring mid- and junior-level staff.  Please note this position may be based in Rockville, Maryland or San Antonio, Texas.

Westat’s Education Studies practice area is seeking a Senior Education Researcher with subject matter expertise in the implementation of state content standards and student assessments for elementary and second education. A strong candidate will have a doctoral degree in the social sciences; a record of publications in the area of state content standards and student assessments; and excellent quantitative, analytic, and communication skills. Job responsibilities include: • Developing surveys related to the implementation of state content standards and student assessments. • Conducting interviews, document reviews, and analyses related to the implementation of state content standards and student assessments. • Contributing to the design of research and evaluation studies. • Communicating results to funders through written and oral presentations. • Contributing to proposals for new projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, state and local governments, and other funders.

 

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