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The research agenda for this work is jointly set between Dr. Strunk, researchers on her team, and her partners at the Los Angeles Unified School District. This research stems from a long-standing partnership between Dr. Strunk and the Los Angeles Unified School District. The express purpose of this partnership is to provide district policymakers with rigorous, timely and relevant scholarship in support of the district’s continued work to support early-career teachers.

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for its Postdoctoral Training Program in Research on School Leader Effectiveness and Career Pathways, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education. The postdoctoral fellowship is a two-year training opportunity aimed at building research design, analysis, and implementation skills alongside deep substantive content knowledge in the field of education leadership. The fellowship will also offer opportunities to participate in collaborative scholarly communities and in research/policy/practice partnerships.

The University of Michigan seeks a Data Architect and Manager to become an active member of the Education Policy Initiative and Youth Policy Lab. This position will be located at the Ford School of Public Policy. The Data Architect and Manager will have operational responsibility for managing the large-scale administrative data infrastructure that is central to all of our work.

Deans for Impact is seeking a Data Analyst to join its team. This person will play a pivotal role coordinating work across a wide range of traditional and non-traditional educator preparation programs to gather and analyze evidence of teacher-candidate knowledge and skill and of program performance. They will join a team that is passionate about leadership and learning, dedicated and self-driven, and committed to improving the experiences of tens of thousands of aspiring educators nationwide -- and the millions of children they will serve. Most of Deans for Impact's staff is based in Austin, TX, but this position could also be based in a home office.

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Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State offers a challenging academic environment that emphasizes research and practical experience across the curriculum and has more than 50 nationally and internationally ranked programs.

While, Atlanta is integral to Georgia State’s educational experience, Atlanta’s quality of life helps Georgia State attract top-notch faculty, staff and administrators by contributing to the economies of Atlanta and the South. With more than 190,000 alumni worldwide, Georgia State’s commitment to student success and being a vital part of the vibrant arts and entertainment community of downtown Atlanta is where the city life meets campus life. Working at Georgia State is where you should be!!!

The Department of Economics is seeking to hire a Research Director who manages the scientific rigor and direction of the Education Policy Institutes projects, including analysis plan development for new projects and scientific and communications oversight for all projects.

The Research Analyst will work on multiple projects with Principal Investigator (PI) Matt Kraft. The job entails close collaboration with Professor Kraft and his team on research in the economics of education and education policy. Examples of past research topics include teacher evaluation and professional growth, teacher-parent communication, school working conditions, students’ social and emotional skills, and district hiring practices. For more information on Professor Kraft and his ongoing research please visit Anticipated start date of June 1 (with flexibility). Applications will be reviewed beginning on March 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

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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.