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The Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) invites applications for a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Research on Education Policy and Practice. The postdoctoral fellowship is a training opportunity aimed at building research design, analysis, and implementation skills through the study of school turnaround, educator labor markets, early literacy, and educators’ professional learning. There also are opportunities for fellows to pursue research outside these areas of focus. The centerpiece of the fellowship is the opportunity for sustained participation in a research-policy-practice partnership aimed at informing education policy and practice decisions in Tennessee. Potential candidates for the postdoctoral program are Ph.D graduates with an interest in becoming independent researchers who focus on education policy in academic or professional research organizations.

The Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) is a research-policy-practice partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. TERA conducts research on questions of greatest urgency to the state and ensures that actionable findings are brought to the attention of policymakers and practitioners to whom they are important. The Research Associate will be a critical member of the TERA team and will lead work in one of the four TERA research strands as well as serve as the primary data manager for TERA’s extensive longitudinal data sets. Applicants will need to have strong independent research experience, advanced data management experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to create products that bridge the gap between research and practice. Research Associates will lead data collection, management, governance, and cleaning for longitudinal administrative data sets. Additionally, they will manage graduate students work with data collection, cleaning, and governance, as well as prepare and publish original research, research syntheses, policy briefs, and other products as needed. They will independently carry out and design highly sophisticated and independent experiments and research projects, and report to the Executive Director and work in partnership with the Faculty Director to create key research products.

The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for full-time, 12-month salaried non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor of Education positions in the Department of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy with an affiliation in EdPolicyWorks. Incumbents conduct high quality research and produce scholarship that aligns with the mission of EdPolicyWorks. The center seeks to bring together researchers from across the University of Virginia and the State to focus on important questions of educational policy and the competitiveness of labor in an era of globalization. Incumbents work with Principal Investigators and senior researchers on funded research projects and may also serve as PI or Co-PI on own research projects. Possibility of teaching based on need, load availability, and mutual agreement between successful candidate, Department Chair, and the EdPolicyWorks Director. This position is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

The Education Policy Program is seeking an experienced education policy researcher who can work collaboratively on a variety of quantitative research projects. These projects include the conceptualization of study designs and methodologies, statistical analysis, and policy analysis. We are seeking individuals who possess a strong public policy background, quantitative analysis skills, and a thorough understanding of education issues at the PK-12 and/or postsecondary levels. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work spans multiple components of the educational system and/or examines the intersections between education and related policy areas such as criminal justice, housing, and health. The ideal candidate will also have a strong record of involvement in project management and the development of proposals for external funding.

California State University, Dominquez Hills is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Associate Vice President for Finance

Under the administrative direction of the Vice President of Administration and Finance, the Associate Vice President provides leadership and support to Accounting Services, the Budget Office, Risk Management and Purchasing, Contracts and Logistical Support Services. The Associate Vice President is a senior leader for the Administration and Finance Division and will be involved in a wide variety of complex and sensitive administrative activities including developing policies and procedures. This position also provides leadership to committees and task forces, including the University Budget Committee and the Student Fee Advisory Committee, as well was represents the campus at the CSU Systemwide Financial Officers' Association.

The Department of Public Administration and Policy (DPAP) in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a full-time, postdoctoral fellow at the rank of Professorial Lecturer beginning August 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2019. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2018 in the field of public administration, public policy, political science, economics, or a related field.

The Director of the Undergraduate Business Minor serves as the chief administrator and spokesperson for the Undergraduate Business Minor program of Vanderbilt University. The Director is charged with working with the four undergraduate schools (College of Arts and Science, Blair School of Music, School of Engineering, and Peabody College) and Owen Graduate School of Management to ensure the operational, curricular, and co-curricular success of the minor. With the support of the Business Minor Governing Board, the Director will monitor the quality and variety of course offerings in an effort to ensure that elective courses provide a rich variety of supplemental educational opportunities that enhance the core curriculum. The Director will also seek to cultivate co-curricular programming, such as lectures, case-competitions, high-intensity coaching, entrepreneurial development, interview preparation, and hands-on field experiences. The Director and the Business Minor Governing Board will report to the Provost’s designee, currently the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs.

The GGSE's Department of Education seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Program Evaluation and Quantitative Methods. The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) is a diverse institution in a diverse community in a richly diverse state. The GGSE is part of UC Santa Barbara, one of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the first AAU member to attain the status of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As a public, land grant institution, GGSE at UCSB is deeply committed to centering diversity in our work.

EdPolicyWorks in the University of Virginia Curry School of Education seek highly qualified applicants for a two-year post-doctoral research associate position. We are particularly interested in scholars with an interest in quantitative analysis of policies to improve access to and quality of early childhood interventions in low-income communities, interventions leveraging behavioral insights intended to modify the context in which learning occurs at scale, and the effects of interventions or policies to improve teacher effectiveness.

The American Enterprise Institute seeks a full-time research fellow to work in the education policy department, specifically the Center on Higher Education Reform. The position’s primary responsibility is to conduct original, policy-relevant research concerning America’s system of postsecondary education. A research fellow will publish reports, mid-length journal articles, opinion pieces, and blog posts analyzing current challenges facing American higher education and offering solutions for reform at both the state and federal levels. Additionally, he or she will be expected to organize and host public and private events with higher education experts from a variety of backgrounds on topical higher education issues. The candidate should possess an interest in researching postsecondary innovation, nontraditional educational pathways, and/or workforce preparation, among other subject areas.