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Brown University: Professor of Practice/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer

 

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American Institutes for Research

Seeking a Senior Program Officer to provide intellectual and technical leadership for an AIR-driven and self-funded agenda that will generate and use research evidence to improve educational and economic opportunity, with deep appreciation for the challenges faced by communities marginalized or segregated by place or race.  The ideal candidate will identify and cultivate relationships with external partners to create opportunities for collaboration and advance AIR’s Mission.

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.

Brown University

Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs is seeking to hire a [Professor of Practice/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer]. Primary responsibilities include teaching students in the Institute’s One-Year Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program and managing the program’s experiential learning consultancy module.

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.
 

Clemson University

Primary research and teaching responsibilities will be in the MPA Program, ideally complementing at least one of the program’s existing specialization areas in Emergency Management, Homeland Defense and Security, Non-Profit Management, Regional Sustainability, and Local Government. Applicants must outline a promising research program and demonstrate readiness to seek external funding and generate impactful publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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.
 

The inaugural dean of Cornell University's new School of Public Policy.

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.
 

Harvard University

 

Insight Policy Research*

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.

Northwestern University

The School of Professional Studies seeks a full-time faculty member to teach courses and provide administrative support for our Accelerated Master’s of Public Policy and Administration Program (a one-year full-time program for international and U.S. students). Qualifications: Doctorate in political science, public administration, public policy, or related discipline from an accredited institution strongly preferred, with a specialization in American public policy and/or public administration.

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.
 

University at Albany

We welcome applications from candidates interested in diverse policy areas including education, environment, health, public finance, or others. Applicants are expected to teach a 2-2 load, likely consisting of two sections of masters-level microeconomics, one section of statistics (either masters or undergraduate), and an undergraduate public policy elective. See the full posting and application instructions at: https://tinyurl.com/39bjtvdk.

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.
 

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.

UCLA Luskin Public Policy Department seeks a graduate student adviser to oversee MPP recruitment, first generation/diversity application workshops,  admissions, orientation, and exchange programs.

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 Connecticut 

The Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut seeks to fill a one-year visiting position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. DPP is home to the NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration program, the Master of Public Policy, the online Graduate Program in Survey Research, the minor in Public Policy, and four graduate certificate programs in Nonprofit Management, Public Financial Management, Leadership and Public Management, and Survey Research.
 

University of Delaware 

The faculty member will lead research and partnership efforts toward the newly funded Delaware  Research Alliance whereby University of Delaware (UD) actively partners with state agencies such as the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE), Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, and other social, educational and health agencies to develop and implement a shared research agenda investigating emerging trends.

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.

The Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) and the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy &Practice (SP2) is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to start Summer 2021. The position is a one-year fellowship with the possibility for renewal by mutual agreement and according to the policies of the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

The Urban Institute's Health Policy Center is looking for a Research Assistant to support senior researchers on projects related to health equity, Medicare and Medicaid programs and payment policy, Health Information Technology, and other efforts to improve access and quality of care.

The Urban Institute's Health Policy Center is looking for a Research Assistant to support senior researchers on several projects examining Medicaid and CHIP, the Affordable Care Act, maternal and child health initiatives, public access to health benefits, and other related topics.

The Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population is seeking a full-time research analyst who will be responsible for assisting with research related to foster care and the child welfare system.

The Urban Institute’s Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer seeks a high-achiever, who is results-oriented, entrepreneurial, proactive, and innovative, to provide management and project support. An appreciation for providing exclusive, confidential support to the VP is required.

The Center on Education Data and Policy is seeking a research assistant to work on a range of education policy projects on topics such as universal prekindergarten programs, school funding, teacher diversity, school segregation, college affordability, and student loan debt. We are looking for individuals with a background in social science and/or public policy (especially education policy) and strong data management and analysis skills.

The Center on Education Data and Policy is seeking a research analyst to work on a range of education policy projects on topics such as universal prekindergarten programs, school funding, teacher diversity, school segregation, college affordability, and student loan debt. We are looking for individuals with a background in social science and/or public policy (especially education policy) and strong data management and analysis skills.

We are looking for a group of community researcher assistants with lived experience in the criminal justice system, who are currently working as credible messengers, violence interrupters, peer workers/mentors, and other similar roles to be a part of a research team in partnership with the Urban Institute! The research team is investigating the use and impact of Credible Messengers across New York City. This role requires approximately 5-10 hours a month .

The successful candidate will work with senior research and policy staff in the Research to Action Lab on a range of projects. This position plays a key support role on tasks that include policy analysis, research, administration, events, and training and technical assistance. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in learning about and applying research evidence to public policy and practice.

The Justice Policy Center is seeking an energetic, organized, and proactive individual to serve as a project coordinator. This person will work as part of JPC’s Center Operations team to support JPC through project management, proposal development, and systems and operations management—all to ensure the center runs effectively.

The Income and Benefits Policy Center, whose research focuses on the well-being of people and places across the US, is  seeking a full-time research associate to join our outstanding team and help manage and lead research related to immigrants and immigration.

Vanderbilt University

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