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The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for up to two positions in Educational Policy and Leadership starting July 1, 2018. These are full-time, 9-month tenure-line or tenured appointments depending on rank at the time of hire. Candidates with distinguished scholarly records, and established national/international leadership and reputation will be eligible for consideration for named professorships.

The University of Washington College of Education seeks to fill a position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the areas of Educational Politics, Governance, and Finance with a focus on educational equity and learning across P-12 settings. Strong candidates would have active research agendas in policy, organizations, and/or leadership, addressing such topics as the politics of education/governance and state and federal policy, especially regarding education finance. A successful candidate will bring an explicit equity lens to such matters and a demonstrated commitment to examining and contributing to new political, organizational, or resource arrangements that foster equitable educational opportunities and outcomes especially for students traditionally underserved by public school systems. The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2017.

The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University (MSU), a national leader in teacher preparation and research on teaching, teacher learning, curriculum, policy, and international education, is seeking a tenure system, assistant or associate rank scholar in Language and Literacy. We are seeking an individual with a strong research program or the clear potential for one whose research focuses on elementary grades reading instruction. We have a particular interest in scholars who specialize in: quantitative methods, policy issues, foundational skills, technology, or content area/disciplinary literacy.

The Senior Research Associate conducts quantitative research on public policy topics. The work includes outcome evaluations, literature reviews and meta-analysis, data and fiscal analysis, report writing, and presentations. This position will primarily work on projects related to K–12 education. The position involves consultation with state legislators and staff and other education stakeholders.

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the associate or full professor rank in education policy. We seek applicants whose research employs quantitative methods—including econometrics and experimental/quasi-experimental and/or large scale longitudinal research designs—to address questions of fundamental importance to education policy at the local, state, and federal levels.

The Strategic Data Project (SDP) is looking for education professionals with the analytic expertise and organizational skills to inform policy and grow our collective knowledge about strategic analytics. SDP Fellows come from diverse professional backgrounds (e.g., public policy, business, education), but share an interest in using analytics to effect change in educational organizations and make a difference in the lives of students across the country.

The program features two kinds of fellows—data fellows and agency fellows. 

The Department of Educational Administration at the College of Education at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking a research associate in the MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC), a new policy lab dedicated to the analysis of longitudinal data for the scientific studies of K-12 students, teachers and schools. EPIC is part of a new partnership between the College of Education, the State of Michigan and the University of Michigan. The express mission of this partnership will be to provide access to data for researchers engaging in high-quality, timely, relevant scholarship in support of education policy and policy makers. This is a fixed term 12-month appointment for one year, with the option of an annual renewal after the initial appointment.

The Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) is a research-practice partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Powered by a top quality longitudinal data set and a commitment with the state to explore key questions of state policy and practice, TERA is poised to be a national leader in practice focused research. The Tennessee Education Research Alliance represents one of only a few attempts to create a rigorous research consortium aimed squarely at influencing state education policy and practice, a role that becomes ever more important in the current context where states play an increasingly large role in education governance.

Would you like to work at the intersection of research and education policy? Make a meaningful contribution to today’s most important debates? Are you knowledgeable about education reform? Experienced with quantitative and qualitative research methods? Able to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously? Organized, detail oriented, and a stickler for meeting deadlines? If so, you might have a future as the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Senior Research and Policy Associate or Associate Director of Research. (Job title contingent on candidate’s experience.)

Research for Action (RFA) seeks to use research as the basis for the improvement of educational opportunities and outcomes for traditionally underserved students. Our work is designed to strengthen public schools and postsecondary institutions; provide research-based recommendations to policymakers, practitioners and the public at the local, state and national levels; and enrich the civic and community dialogue about public education.