Postdoctoral Scholar at University of Kentucky

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky invites applications for up to two postdoctoral scholar positions in education policy. The scholars will collaborate on research activities with faculty mentors Dr. Rajeev Darolia and Dr. Ron Zimmer, with one scholar expected to work on topics related to higher education and the labor market, and the other scholar expected to work on projects related to K-12 education policy. The postdoctoral scholars are expected to work with unique large-scale administrative data and interact directly with policy and agency partners.
This is a full-time position, with the appointment anticipated to begin in summer or fall 2020. The postdoctoral appointments will initially be for one year, but will ideally be filled as a two-year position, with the second year contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and review of applications will begin immediately. All interested applicants should send an online application at To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your career goals, and a description of how you satisfy the desired qualifications; (2) a CV; (3) a writing sample; and (4) the names and contact information of three references.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Preference will be given to candidates with strong written and verbal
communication skills and who exhibit the ability to work collaboratively with
other researchers and policy stakeholders.

Link to full posting

Department Name 8W100:Martin School of Public Administration
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $48,000 - $55,000
Type of Position Other
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
PhD in public policy, education, economics, or a related field and have
demonstrated proficiency with econometric methods, data management,
program evaluation, and data analysis.

Required Related Experience

Required License/Registration/Certification

Physical Requirements
Ability to speak in front of groups
Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 10 lbs


Posting Specific Questions
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vita
Writing Sample
Specific Request 1
Optional Documents