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Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenured faculty position (at the associate or full level) to participate in the launch of a new research-practice partnership with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) centered on disrupting historical inequities with respect to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability status, and other student, family, and community factors.


The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) is currently seeking a Director, Policy & Programs to help lead NCTQ's policy research and spearhead stakeholder engagement. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who is deeply familiar with K-12 teacher policy, skilled at aggregating data to determine broad policy implications, an effective writer, and adept at engaging practitioners and policymakers. The individual right for this role will have a strong commitment to advancing educational equity.


Our new Senior Consultant will be invited to join the Effective Organizations and Investments team, one of three operational “home teams.” We are especially interested in candidates with experience working in more than one area of the education sector (e.g., philanthropy, state agencies, school districts, nonprofit organizations, technical service providers) and with demonstrated expertise in any of these areas: strategic planning; grantmaking; and/or local or state policies that better align P-20 system policies or practices to increase student success. Candidates should bring a network of relationships in the field, as well as strong project management and team leadership skills, and be excited to support a variety of organizations at the local, state, national and federal levels to advance systems change.


The Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC), housed within the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, seeks a postdoctoral associate for a two-year fellowship to support its research activities. In addition to collaborating with affiliated faculty, including Joshua Goodman and Marcus Winters, the associate will work within an emerging co-lab between WEPC and BU’s Faculty of Computing and Data Science (CDS) and be responsible for activities toward building the data and research capacity for the center’s policy partners. They will also be allocated at least one day per week to continue independent research.


The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) seeks to fill the position of vice president of academic affairs and equity initiatives. The vice president of academic affairs and equity initiatives will report to the senior vice president and chief of staff and lead policy and project development in educational equity, academic programs, and student success. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience in academic affairs; experience at a SHEEO agency or system office; and/or experience in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.


LPI seeks a full-time Senior Researcher to join its team of research, policy, and communication staff. The Senior Researcher will support LPI’s growing portfolio of quantitative and mixed methods projects that use national datasets, state-level student and teacher administrative datasets, and survey datasets collected by LPI or partner organizations. The team primarily uses Stata as its analytic software. The position will involve leading data analyses of these and other datasets and collaborating with other research staff.


The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) seeks candidates for two paid internships for the summer of 2021. These internships are appropriate for students pursuing graduate study in higher education, public policy, public administration, and related fields. The ideal candidates will be motivated, active learners interested in higher education policy and governance, policy analysis, and research methods. We are particularly interested in applicants with interest in higher education finance or college closures.


The Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis (EPSA) at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks applications for a Full-time Lecturer, in the Economics & Education Program.
The appointment is for three nine-month academic periods, each paid over twelve months, at Teachers College beginning on September 1, 2021 and is renewable contingent upon continued needs and availability of funds.


The University of Virginia seeks scholars to assume two faculty positions in education policy and applied research methods.


LPI seeks a full-time Director of Federal Policy to join its team of policy, research, communication, and operations staff in advancing the organization’s evidence-based policy efforts at the federal level across multiple education policy areas. This position is based in our Washington D.C. office.

The Director of Federal Policy, in collaboration with the Policy, Research, and Communications teams, will (1) play a key role in identifying policy opportunities and developing and executing LPI’s federal evidence-based policy outreach and engagement strategy; (2) lead efforts to inform policy communities in the development and implementation of evidence-based education policies and practices; and (3) cultivate and maintain trusted relationships with relevant stakeholders in the federal policymaking arenas, including bipartisan policymakers, civil rights and advocacy organizations, and member organizations. The Director of Federal Policy will work closely with LPI’s Director of State Policy, other members of the LPI’s Policy Team, and LPI’s Leadership Team to provide strategic input, co-create goals, ensure aligned action, and ensure ongoing implementation of processes and systems.