Jobs

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We are searching for a Data Liaison and Analyst with strong Stata skills who can oversee all the quantitative data management on 2 to 3 large PK-12 education policy research projects. Projects involve working directly with local Colorado school districts (e.g., one randomized control trial in preschool settings; one collaborative research project with local school districts on teacher labor market topics). The position is initially a one-year, soft-money position that has the strong potential for additional years of work, if desired, pending successful grants. The successful candidate will report directly to project PI’s to oversee the data acquisition process directly from the district(s), will manage those raw data files, and will be primarily responsible for writing code to prepare those datasets for analysis (e.g., difficult data merging tasks, reshaping, ID linking, data cleaning, data quality checks, document final cleaned datasets). If desired, candidates may develop leadership opportunities on these projects, however this is not a requirement.

The University of Chicago Crime and Education Lab is seeking a full-time Research Director to contribute scientific and intellectual leadership to the organization and our work. The primary role of the Research Director is to direct a portfolio of applied research projects in association with faculty members and research teams focused on reducing crime and violence and improving educational performance and attainment and other life outcomes for disadvantaged youth in addition to facilitating technical assistance work for government partners and strategic partners. In this role, the Research Director will provide scientific direction on all projects, ensure the rigor and quality of all work, manage and mentor research and project staff, and help to set and contribute to organizational priorities as part of the management team. The Research Director will report to the Executive Director and work collaboratively with senior faculty members at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, other research directors, and with partner agencies. The Research Director will contribute to the scientific content of research proposals, and will assist the ED and other faculty affiliates in supporting fundraising, dissemination and policymaker outreach activities. The Research Director will also contribute to strategic conversations about which new projects and initiatives the Crime and Education Lab should take on as well as management of staff and leadership on organizational initiatives.

The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) is a research center dedicated to reducing poverty and improving lives in the United States through evidence-based programs and policies. In the next five years, we plan to grow significantly: doubling our project portfolio, opening a second office in a major metropolitan area, and continuing to strengthen LEO’s reputation as the gold standard of research in this area. We are looking for an Executive Director who will help lead the organization through this significant expansion.

This is a professional position responsible for supporting the assessment of the agency’s progress toward its mission by assisting in the development of the agency’s research agenda, evaluating the implementation and outcomes of individual agency programs, describing and analyzing agency data, and by conducting and/or facilitating large-scale empirical research.

Education Analytics (EA) is a non-profit organization that uses rigorous data analysis to inform education research, management, and policy decisions. Our staff is a group of highly motivated, energetic, passionate analysts and researchers who work with school districts, states, and foundation partners across the U.S. to identify innovative ways to improve education systems. We are seeking an experienced researcher with a Ph.D. in public policy, economics, statistics, education, or a related field who specializes in education policy and/or in applied statistics, quantitative methods, or econometrics. The Research Scientist at EA collaborates with external project partners, other researchers, data strategists, analysts, and policy-makers. The position will report to the Vice President of Research and Operations and will play a substantial role in to directing various programs of research. The role requires a mix of analytic, statistical, communication, and project management skills to meet the challenges of leading applied, rigorous statistical analyses and making substantive contributions to the fields of educational data analysis, measurement, and policy.

If you are looking to apply cutting-edge statistics to address critical problems impacting the lives of students across the country, we encourage you to apply. We are looking for passionate researchers who view every challenge not as a roadblock, but as an opportunity to do something innovative and exciting to transform the U.S. education system.

Professor Joseph Cimpian at NYU Steinhardt seeks to fill a full-time, two-year postdoctoral fellow position. The fellow will work closely with Dr. Cimpian on a range of projects using large-scale datasets to study educational equity and methodological issues.

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University is accepting applications for the position of Systems Administrator to support and assist the center in data management tasks and the development of IT policies and procedures. CCRC is the leading independent authority on two-year colleges in the United States. We conduct research on issues affecting community colleges and work with colleges and states to improve student success and institutional performance. This position is a full-time role and is based in New York City.

The research agenda for this work is jointly set between Dr. Strunk, researchers on her team, and her partners at the Los Angeles Unified School District. This research stems from a long-standing partnership between Dr. Strunk and the Los Angeles Unified School District. The express purpose of this partnership is to provide district policymakers with rigorous, timely and relevant scholarship in support of the district’s continued work to support early-career teachers.

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for its Postdoctoral Training Program in Research on School Leader Effectiveness and Career Pathways, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education. The postdoctoral fellowship is a two-year training opportunity aimed at building research design, analysis, and implementation skills alongside deep substantive content knowledge in the field of education leadership. The fellowship will also offer opportunities to participate in collaborative scholarly communities and in research/policy/practice partnerships.

The University of Michigan seeks a Data Architect and Manager to become an active member of the Education Policy Initiative and Youth Policy Lab. This position will be located at the Ford School of Public Policy. The Data Architect and Manager will have operational responsibility for managing the large-scale administrative data infrastructure that is central to all of our work.