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Urban’s Education Policy Program undertakes policy-relevant research on a wide range of issues from prekindergarten through post secondary education, including research on universal prekindergarten programs, school choice, student transportation, school funding, college affordability, student loan debt, and personalized learning. Our program stands alongside and connects with education-related research throughout the Urban Institute.

The Education Policy Program is seeking a senior researcher with a demonstrated record of knowledge-building, public engagement, and impact. The search is open as to area of specialization, but we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in higher education policy at both the federal and state levels.

The University of Chicago Poverty Lab is seeking a full-time Research Director to provide scientific and intellectual leadership for the Poverty Lab. The Research Director, in partnership with senior faculty members at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, will provide scientific direction for a portfolio of applied research projects and ensure the rigor and quality of the Lab's work.

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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people. We are currently looking for a Senior Researcher with strong statistics or psychometrics background for our Austin, TX office. The Researcher will work on multiple projects providing support for various research projects, including projects based in Texas through the education research centers.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading behavioral and social science research organization. We are a collaborative organization and have developed a strong reputation for working closely with our clients to study wide range of programs and policies, from early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education to workforce, health, and economic development. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for public, private, and philanthropic clients. We are committed to helping build and apply the best evidence-base to solve real world problems and improve the lives of all people. AIR is seeking a Principal Researcher to contribute significant subject matter knowledge and methodological expertise to our postsecondary education practice area’s continued success and growth.

We are searching for a Data Liaison and Analyst with strong Stata skills who can oversee all the quantitative data management on 2 to 3 large PK-12 education policy research projects. Projects involve working directly with local Colorado school districts (e.g., one randomized control trial in preschool settings; one collaborative research project with local school districts on teacher labor market topics). The position is initially a one-year, soft-money position that has the strong potential for additional years of work, if desired, pending successful grants. The successful candidate will report directly to project PI’s to oversee the data acquisition process directly from the district(s), will manage those raw data files, and will be primarily responsible for writing code to prepare those datasets for analysis (e.g., difficult data merging tasks, reshaping, ID linking, data cleaning, data quality checks, document final cleaned datasets). If desired, candidates may develop leadership opportunities on these projects, however this is not a requirement.

The University of Chicago Crime and Education Lab is seeking a full-time Research Director to contribute scientific and intellectual leadership to the organization and our work. The primary role of the Research Director is to direct a portfolio of applied research projects in association with faculty members and research teams focused on reducing crime and violence and improving educational performance and attainment and other life outcomes for disadvantaged youth in addition to facilitating technical assistance work for government partners and strategic partners. In this role, the Research Director will provide scientific direction on all projects, ensure the rigor and quality of all work, manage and mentor research and project staff, and help to set and contribute to organizational priorities as part of the management team. The Research Director will report to the Executive Director and work collaboratively with senior faculty members at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, other research directors, and with partner agencies. The Research Director will contribute to the scientific content of research proposals, and will assist the ED and other faculty affiliates in supporting fundraising, dissemination and policymaker outreach activities. The Research Director will also contribute to strategic conversations about which new projects and initiatives the Crime and Education Lab should take on as well as management of staff and leadership on organizational initiatives.

The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) is a research center dedicated to reducing poverty and improving lives in the United States through evidence-based programs and policies. In the next five years, we plan to grow significantly: doubling our project portfolio, opening a second office in a major metropolitan area, and continuing to strengthen LEO’s reputation as the gold standard of research in this area. We are looking for an Executive Director who will help lead the organization through this significant expansion.

This is a professional position responsible for supporting the assessment of the agency’s progress toward its mission by assisting in the development of the agency’s research agenda, evaluating the implementation and outcomes of individual agency programs, describing and analyzing agency data, and by conducting and/or facilitating large-scale empirical research.

Professor Joseph Cimpian at NYU Steinhardt seeks to fill a full-time, two-year postdoctoral fellow position. The fellow will work closely with Dr. Cimpian on a range of projects using large-scale datasets to study educational equity and methodological issues.

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University is accepting applications for the position of Systems Administrator to support and assist the center in data management tasks and the development of IT policies and procedures. CCRC is the leading independent authority on two-year colleges in the United States. We conduct research on issues affecting community colleges and work with colleges and states to improve student success and institutional performance. This position is a full-time role and is based in New York City.