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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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Current Openings:

 

Acumen, LLC

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

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

American Institutes for Research

IR’s Workforce Development and Human Capital Solutions practice is seeking a Principal Researcher to work on projects and business development efforts across a variety of clients focused on improving economic outcomes for disadvantaged populations. We seek a dynamic leader who will thrive in a fast-paced environment with evolving needs.

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.

The Heller School at Brandeis University seeks to hire a Senior Research Associate who is responsible for quantitative data analysis and management, policy analysis, research and policy evidence reviews, analytic writing and qualitative interviews for the diversitydatakids.org project and other Institute of Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP) projects. Identified priority policy areas for analysis include early childhood; income, work and family; housing and neighborhoods; and health policies. The Senior Research Associate will conduct work in four main areas: policy indicator development, policy analysis, applied policy research using mixed methods and research dissemination. The Senior Research Associate is responsible for taking a leadership role in coordinating team members and working with graduate research assistants. The Senior Research Associate will apply to and present at research conferences and will serve as lead author on policy briefs and conference presentations or posters. This position requires taking an active role in identifying collaborators and sharing research with both partners and the public and contribute to grant writing and reporting.
 

Brookings Institute
 

Ready to contribute to Brookings success? The Fellow and Policy Director of The Hamilton Project (THP) will assist with the development and direction of the policy agenda for THP. Works with the Director to develop and execute an overall policy agenda and policy strategy for The Hamilton Project. Coordinates the work of outside academics and policy analysts to implement the policy agenda and undertakes high-quality research on behalf of THP.

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.

The Grants and Contracts Manager supports all aspects of grant administration to support our mission. The successful candidate will join a highly skilled grants management team who support over 25 research professionals. The position may begin immediately. Please include a cover letter, resume, and any related work products with your application.

George Mason University

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 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.
 

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

As part of its Gueron Scholars Program, MDRC will offer one fellowship in summer 2020 to a doctoral candidate who is pursuing independent, self-directed research on economic and social problems affecting low-income Americans. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for graduate students to gain exposure to social policy research, understand employment options beyond the academic and public sectors, and get the advice and support of MDRC’s staff in completing their dissertations. The Gueron Scholars program seeks to engage and encourage individuals from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the education and social policy research communities.
 

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.

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

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 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.

The Director is responsible for leading the development and implementation/establishment of the Community-Partnered Policy and Action “Stream” within the Pardee RAND Graduate School’s Ph.D. program. The Community-Partnered Policy and Action Stream (“Community-Partnered Stream”) 1) prepares students to work on policy problems and solutions in diverse community settings; 2) establishes long-term partnerships with communities to work with community members and organizations including government, nonprofits/NGOs, the business community, and academia.  Building on Pardee RAND’s strong foundation in policy analysis, students in this stream combine rigorous research methods and their understanding of localized context as they design, implement, and evaluate policies for positive change in partnership with communities.  The Community-Partnered Stream enables students to develop and marry their quantitative and qualitative skills through coursework, work on RAND Corporation research projects, and extensive field experience through community externships and residencies.  Community partnerships bring together Pardee RAND/RAND and community expertise to effect positive and enduring change in the lives of community members and support the education and training of students, provide RAND with new insights and understanding of what is required for successful policy and program implementation.
 

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.
 

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. ‚Äč

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 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.
 

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 at Austin

We are seeking one or more passionate individual(s) with excellent attention to detail to join our team as State Policy Research Associates at CFRP's new Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center. State Policy Research Associates will work with a team of state policy research associates, serve as liaisons to states facilitating the exchange of information on strategies for advancing policy targeting the PN-3 period, and contribute to the development of an annual state policy roadmap.

We are seeking one or more passionate individual(s) with policy expertise in the following areas: maternal health, public benefits and taxes (e.g. Medicaid, CHIP, TANF, SNAP, EITC), parenting supports, and/or early care and education. The Policy Research Associates will be part of a team of experts at CFRP's new Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center who conduct rigourous reviews of policy research and provide stakeholders with evidence on the most effective strategies for enhancing public policy targeting the critical PN-3 period.

We are seeking one or more passionate individual(s) with expertise on prenatal-to-3 policy and management experience to join our team as State Policy Research Associates at CFRP's new Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center. State Policy Research Associates will work with a team of state policy research associates, serve as liaisons to states facilitating the exchange of information on strategies for advancing policy targeting the PN-3 period, and contribute to the development of an annual state policy roadmap.
 

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 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.

Accepting applications for one postdoc fellowship available 9/1/2020. The Health Disparities Research Scholars Postdoctoral Training Program at UW-Madison supports the training and mentoring of scholars from diverse fields to become interdisciplinary researchers with a focus on health among minority populations, particularly maternal/child, adolescent, and family health. We are seeking candidates who are committed to a research career.

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.

This position provides senior leadership and direction to the Institute's media and publications functions.  The individual in this role is responsible for the implementation, management, and continuous improvement of the Institute's research dissemination and media outreach strategy, positioning the Institute as a world leader on research and policy issues related to employment, unemployment, education, economic development and workforce development programs.

Urban Institute

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 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 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 policy coordinator will support the Justice Policy Center's Justice Reinvestment Initiative with work including the  translation of research insights to policy and practice by identifying and pursuing strategic external outreach, communications opportunities, and ensuring the successful execution of projects and the timely completion and dissemination of deliverables. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.
 

Urban Institute's Tax Policy Center (TPC) is seeking a project manager to join our center operations team as an employee of the Urban Institute. While contributing broadly to TPC, the project manager will oversee all administrative and financial operations of the center, monitor the center’s funding pipeline and project spending, draft and submit progress and financial reports, and work with the director and senior staff to develop proposals. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.

 

Urban's Income and Benefit's Center is looking for a research assistant to work with project teams as part of Urban’s Building America’s Workforce initiative, which focuses on workforce development, post-secondary education, and other labor policy issues. Subjects of those ongoing projects include employer engagement in workforce programs, career pathways, community college programs, workforce program supportive services, apprenticeships, work-based learning, and youth career development. When applying to this position, please mention you saw this opportunity on the APPAM Job Listings Page in your cover letter.
 

The Income and Benefits Policy Center of Urban is seeking a talented research analyst with experience in quantitative and qualitative research and project management. The research analyst will work with project teams as part of Urban’s Building America’s Workforce initiative. 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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