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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.

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Acumen, LLC

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

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

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

The USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy is committed to developing innovative policy solutions to our nation’s most pressing health care challenges. Health care ranks as one of the top issues on today’s policy agenda as leaders grapple with approaches to provide quality health care across all population segments while reining in escalating costs to the nation and to the individual.

As a member of The Hamilton Project's (THP) leadership team, develop and execute an overall outreach and communications strategy with policymakers, journalists, experts, and other stakeholders. Develop and organize major policy forums, public events, and special projects to highlight THP work. Work with Senior Fellow & Director to manage the staff and work of the Hamilton Project and the outreach with THP’s Advisory Council of public policy makers, academic experts and business leaders.

Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University’s School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in American Politics, focusing on State and Local Politics, American Institutions, and/or Law and Politics, beginning July 1, 2021. The position rank is open. As a graduate-only research university, CGU values scholarly production, teaching, and mentoring.

College of William and Mary 

The Public Policy Program at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invites applications for a 9 month, non-tenure-track lecturer position that will begin August 10, 2021.

Columbia University

This position supports the Columbia Population Research Center, the Center on Poverty and Social Policy, and two of its affiliated research projects, the Robin Hood-supported Poverty Tracker and Early Childhood Poverty Tracker. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing data management for the two studies, including maintaining the existing data management structure, developing quality assurance checks, data cleaning, and other research-related activities as assigned.

Cornell University

The Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a Department Chair for a renewable three-year term, to be appointed at the associate or full professor level.

George Mason University

Health policy, public health or health systems management.  Areas of expertise may include demography, political science, quality improvement and patient safety, implementation science, health care system design, health care equity, health communication, or related areas. Candidates with established extramurally-funded research and prior teaching are preferred.

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Chair will be a distinguished colleague and proven leader whose demonstrated scholarly record warrants appointment at the rank of full professor. The ideal candidate must be an effective communicator and advocate for the School to inspire and articulate our vision for continued growth and development, enhancing our reputation nationally and internationally.

The visiting faculty member will teach courses on energy and environmental economics and policy, renewable energy and regulatory policy, and environmental and energy management.

Part time lecturer to teach one or two undergraduate courses in health policy or public health.

Georgia State University

The Urban Studies Institute is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year period to begin in the fall of 2020. Area of specialization is open but should align with one or more themes of the Institute’s research agenda on urban inclusive development, economic resilience and environmental sustainability. The candidate should also have the required skills and experience to teach a course in statistics and/or GIS. Willingness and ability to engage with developments and stakeholders in the Atlanta region is a plus. Postdocs at USI work collaboratively with USI faculty while also developing independent research projects based on their interests. They are expected to teach one course per year. This position is open to early-stage scholars in urban studies with a strong interdisciplinary orientation. Applicants must have completed their PhD in urban studies or a closely related discipline by August 1 of 2020. The applicant must show evidence of interest in interdisciplinary research; have teaching experience; have the ability to conduct independent as well as collaborative research; and should have a minimum of two refereed journal articles.
 

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Harvard University

Responsibilities include(1) coordinating all data collection activities, including overseeing pre-doctoral fellow(s), programming surveys and maintaining detailed records of data collection instruments; (2) preparing research reports; (3) coordinating digital dissemination of findings (4) monitoring the retail and fast food industries and related policies; and (5) assisting with overall project management.

Insight Policy Research*

The successful candidate will use rigorous quantitative and/or qualitative research methods to answer pressing questions for our government, philanthropic, and nonprofit clients. The researcher will design and implement mixed-methods research studies and program evaluations to support projects in one or more of our key practice areas.

The successful candidate will use rigorous statistical methods to answer pressing questions for our government, philanthropic, and nonprofit clients. The statistician will design and execute multivariate statistical models to support projects across multiple practice areas. Experience with Bayesian statistical methods a plus.

This position includes working with other team members to plan and conduct mixed-methods research studies and program evaluations, conducting semistructured interviews, coding qualitative data, conducting literature reviews and other background research, analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data, and contributing to reports and proposals. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills in both qualitative and quantitative research and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Maastricht University

The Dual Career Training Programme to obtain a PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC²) meets the needs and availability of working professionals, allowing them to combine their careers with obtaining a PhD. The key lecturers are leading scholars in policy analysis and related areas like governance, social protection, migration, growth and development, technology and innovation. GPAC² is taught entirely in English.

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 School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (SPPUA) and the Department of Economics, in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University, seeks exceptional applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Professor of Practice position in Public Policy and Applied Economics with an expected start date of Fall 2020. The position will support the University’s commitment to innovation in teaching and experiential learning through applied impactful research, which are central to a Northeastern University education. The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record with extensive experience conducting policy-relevant economic analysis, an established capacity for developing researcher-practitioner partnerships, and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and leadership. We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching and applied research interests in one or more of the following areas: inequality, sustainability and resilience, health economics, housing, and workforce development. Candidates should also demonstrate their commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments across their research, teaching, and community engagement.

New York University

NYU Shanghai invites applications for a position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Urban Studies. We seek candidates who have received training in a social science discipline and can conduct cutting-edging interdisciplinary research on a variety of urban issues, with a special interest in those whose research incorporates spatial analysis and/or urban data analytics.

The Policing Project at New York University School of Law seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research fellowship to contribute research and topical expertise to a portfolio of projects focused on reimagining public safety. Candidates will have recently completed (or will complete by Summer 2021) a doctoral degree in public policy, criminology, economics, statistics, sociology, or other related fields.

 

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) is recruiting a faculty member with demonstrated ability to develop and lead a program of research that addresses critical population health and/or health care policy issues of relevance to New Jersey, other states, and the nation. The successful applicant(s) will be appointed as a non-tenure track faculty member at a rank commensurate with their experience. A doctorate in any relevant discipline is required as well as advanced quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods empirical skills and strong theoretical grounding. The role requires strong project leadership and management skills, as well experience in successfully engaging with policymakers or other stakeholder constituencies. Strong written and oral presentation skills, including ability to translate research findings to non-technical audiences, is essential. Experience developing successful extramural grant/contract proposals is strongly preferred.
 

Syracuse University

We seek an engaging and entrepreneurial scholar who asks important questions and thinks creatively about the challenges and opportunities for public organizations and democratic institutions in the 21st century. We welcome applicants from public administration, sociology, political science, international relations, and related disciplines. We also are open to myriad foci, methods, and issues in domestic, international, and comparative contexts.

Seeking a social scientist with expertise in regulatory policy design, regulatory policy processes, and/or risk regulation as related to emerging technologies. We are specifically interested in candidates with demonstrated research interests in regulation and/or risk governance relating to the use and societal impacts of autonomous systems, such as driverless vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles, artificial intelligence (AI), and autonomous decision making.

University of California Irvine 

The University of California, Irvine, Program in Public Health, Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Health Policy within the newly formed Department of Health, Society, and Behavior (DHSB).

The University of California, Irvine, Program in Public Health, Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Health Policy within the newly formed Department of Health, Society, and Behavior (DHSB). We invite applications at the Associate or Full Professor level in the area of health policy.

University of California Los Angeles 

We welcome applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Public Policy whose research is relevant to understanding Public Policy and the Black American experience. We seek a scholar whose work on the Black American experience touches on any area of public policy including governance, poverty and income, wealth and inequality, health, education, housing, the environment, criminal justice, data science, and the psychology of individual decision making, to name a few.
 

University of Chicago 

The University of Chicago Inclusive Economy  Lab is seeking a full-time Research Director to provide scientific and intellectual leadership for the Inclusive Economy Lab. The Research Director, in partnership with senior faculty members at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, will provide scientific direction for a portfolio of applied research projects and ensure the rigor and quality of the Lab's work.

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 North Carolina at Charlotte

We are seeking a dynamic and broadly trained scholar with expertise in areas such as environmental justice, environmental governance, environmental assessment, lifecycle assessment, low-carbon lifestyles, climate change adaptation, resilience, socio-ecological systems, and/or urban sustainability. We welcome candidates who have an urban focus and who will complement one or more methodological areas of expertise in the Department.
 

We are seeking a dynamic and broadly trained planner with expertise in the built environment, urban development, social justice, community resilience, human-environment relationships, and/or socio-ecological systems. Geographic and topical areas of research are open, with preference given to individuals who will complement one or more methodological areas of expertise in our department such as community-engaged action research, community mapping, mixed-methods, and/or qualitative methods.

University of Pennsylvania

The research specialist is primarily responsible for assisting in the design and execution of quantitative analyses for funded research studies, including efficacy evaluations and large-scale projects with experimental and quasi-experimental designs.
 

University of Texas at Austin

We are seeking a passionate researcher to support the production of the annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap for the Prental-to-3 Policy Impact Center (Policy Impact Center) within the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

University of Texas at Dallas

The Public Policy and Political Economy program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) is seeking applications for a tenure-system assistant professor in Cyber Security and Technology Policy.

The School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-system assistant professor position beginning in August 2021 in the Political Science Program (research and teaching interests should focus on Comparative Courts/Law)

The successful candidate for the Global Health position will have a PhD in a public policy or public health-related field. The area of specialization within Global Health Policy is open, but candidates research agenda should explicitly focus on the international/cross-country dimension of global health.

The Economics program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences invites applications for a tenure-system assistant professor in the area of Applied Microeconomics. Only candidates with research in the areas of public economics, health economics, economics of crime, urban economics, and cybersecurity will be considered. For additional information about the position and the application process, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Seth Giertz at Seth.Giertz@utdallas.edu

The Public and Nonprofit Management program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications from those with a strong research record in nonprofit organizations and a commitment to community outreach.  For additional information about the position and the application process, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Evgenia Gorina at egorina@utdallas.edu.

University of Virginia

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a position of Dean’s diversity, equity, and inclusion post‐doctoral research associate. We believe that diversity is a critical component of academic excellence and want to provide opportunities to scholars who will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Virginia.

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia seeks a distinguished scholar to fill an endowed chair position in leadership at the rank of Tenured Full Professor with a target start date of Fall 2021.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.

 

UNU-Merit

Our PhD programme is a multidisciplinary course offered by UNU-MERIT. The programme focuses on research skills and methods, training fellows to become both scholars and practitioners in the fields of governance and the economics of technology. Built around a core of courses on innovation and development, the programme also features modules on the economics of technological change, complex social systems, governance and policy evaluation, social protection and migration.
 

Urban Institute

The Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center (HFPC) is looking for a Research Analyst who is responsible for assisting senior researchers in successfully executing defined quantitative research tasks. The Analyst will assist research and development teams to conceive of new research ideas and work collaboratively with center leadership and staff on a variety of housing finance research projects, both independent and larger-team based.

The Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center (HFPC) is looking for a Research Assistant to provide research and project support. The topical focus of the research is housing and housing finance policy covering areas such as access to mortgage credit, housing affordability, the future structure of the secondary mortgage market, and the government role in regulating and supporting the housing finance system.

The Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population is seeking a full-time research associate who will be responsible for helping lead research related to child welfare. Lived experience or familiarity with the child welfare system and related issues is also valued.

The Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population is seeking a talented full-time senior level researcher to serve as an expert on research and policy related to child welfare. Knowledge of issues related to transition age youth a plus. Lived experience and familiarity with the child welfare system and these issues is also valued.

The Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population is seeking a researcher responsible for assisting with research as part of the safety net and financial security team. The Research Analyst will conduct quantitative data analysis and related programming tasks, help manage projects, as well as participate in reporting research findings and presenting data. In addition, research analysts may assist with qualitative data collection and analyses

Vanderbilt University

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) in Peabody College at Vanderbilt seeks candidates interested in developing their knowledge of rigorous, applied quantitative education policy research in Career and Technical Education (CTE) for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship.The fellow will be hired in conjunction with the Institute for Education Sciences funded CTE Research Network (https://ies.ed.gov/ncer/projects/program.asp?ProgID=101).
 

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