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The NC State College of Education invites applications for a faculty position in Literacy, Policy Analysis, and Program Evaluation at the assistant or associate professor level. We invite applications from candidates with an earned doctoral degree in literacy, economics, education, policy, political science, sociology, or a related field. Successful applicants will demonstrate a high level of scholarly research, publication, and grant-writing activity in the areas of literacy, policy, and evaluation; contribute to academic and public discourses; and teach graduate courses in literacy, literacy policy, educational policy, research methods, and evaluation.

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The Education Policy Initiative seeks candidates interested in deepening their knowledge of rigorous, applied quantitative education policy research for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship.

Up to two fellows will be trained to estimate the causal effects of education policies and practices on student outcomes, emphasizing the use of state and district longitudinal data. Fellows will participate in all aspects of the research process, including design, IRB administration, analysis, and presentation. They will collect, compile and analyze data; design surveys; participate in research planning; write papers; present results at seminars and professional meetings; and supervise research assistants. The fellows will learn how to develop a research partnership with practitioners or public agencies and to communicate results to non-technical audiences, including policymakers.

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development ( invites applications for a faculty position in Education Policy at the assistant professor level.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development ( invites applications for a senior faculty position in Education Policy at the rank of associate or full professor.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Research Associate or Senior Associate will report to the Director of P-12 Research and help to shape and execute The Education Trust’s P-12 research agenda, including identifying key research questions, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses and literature reviews, and translating complicated research into actionable tools for advocate partners. The ideal candidate is excited about working with data and people, and is equally interested in doing research and ensuring that the research is used to drive equity in schools and systems across the country.

The Education Trust is seeking a Director of P12 research to play a key leadership role in the P12 team. The work includes setting and executing The Education Trust’s P-12 research agenda; supervising a small team of researchers and/or graduate student interns; and representing the organization with a wide range of external stakeholders, including advocates, educators, policymakers, media, and other researchers. The ideal candidate has a track record of designing, executive, and presenting both quantitative and qualitative research, but prefers not to be in the ivory tower. We are looking for someone who wants to use those skills to make real change in the world by supporting equity advocates and policymakers at the federal and state levels.

This role will lead SEF’s research activities. The Director of Research will inform internal strategic decision-making and help elevate SEF’s external posture as a thought leader. They will work collaboratively with SEF leadership to promote and support an organizational culture that values research in a way that is both actionable and useful for improving overall effectiveness and drives impact across the education policy and advocacy landscape.

The RAND Corporation is seeking doctoral-level applicants for Quantitative Policy Researcher positions. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in health policy, military manpower and compensation, and recovery from natural disasters; however, the area of topical specialization is open as Policy Researchers at RAND work across all RAND research areas, including: health policy, labor and population, education, criminal and civil justice, national security, aging, and military manpower. Successful applicants will have demonstrated quantitative research skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, an interest in building a policy research portfolio, the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, a strong commitment to RAND's core values of quality and objectivity, and either a track record or high potential for securing funding to support a research portfolio.

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Associate Professor of the Practice in education policy and school reform. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in education or the social sciences, with experience and expertise in designing practice-relevant research studies and developing research-practice partnerships. A deep knowledge of the opportunities and challenges specific to research conducted in university-based practice partnerships is essential.

The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of data science and education. The appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate (untenured) Professor, depending upon experience.

We seek a candidate whose work aims to advance the application of data science to improve teaching, learning, and decision-making processes in education. Such work may include, for example, developing methodologies for analyzing complex data in ways that inform educational policies and practices, using machine learning to model treatment variation in large-scale experiments or observational studies, applying data science techniques to nonstandard educational data sources such as text corpora or event logs from online systems, or synthesizing complex data systems to compare multiple entities such as school districts across states. This list is not exhaustive, but illustrates how competitive candidates may demonstrate their commitment to advancing applications of data science to understand and improve education.