Research Assistant Professor of Office for Education Policy -The University of Arkansas

Working Title: Research Assistant Professor of Office for Education Policy
Department: Education Reform
Close Date: January 1st, 2019 or until position is filled
Salary: $110,000
Anticipated Start Date: March 1st, 2019.

Summary of Job Duties: The Research Assistant Professor of the Office for Education Policy will have two primary responsibilities in the Department of Education Reform. The first responsibility will be to assist the Office for Education Policy in their efforts to inform and improve education in Arkansas by conducting and disseminating rigorous research studies. The second responsibility will be to supervise and help to conduct field research experiments in the Department of Education Reform.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Has an earned doctorate from a nationally recognized and accredited institution in Education Policy, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, or related field
  • Record of successful publication in peer-reviewed journals, professional presentations, and external funding
  • At least 5 years of experience communicating research results to education policymakers and practitioners
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing large data sets for research projects

Special Instructions: For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest (demonstrating how your strengths match the duties and qualifications listed above), (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) the names, titles, addresses, and contact information of three references. Completed applications received by January 1st, 2018 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

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The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.