Jobs

If you are a member of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) and you would like to have a job listed, please email it to info@aefpweb.org.

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.
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.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) are pleased to announce a joint initiative, the AERA-SRCD Early Career Fellowship in Early Childhood Education and Development. This fellowship provides a collaborative opportunity for early career scholars to participate in a research network focused on early childhood education and development.

The Evaluation Analyst will support department staff in all aspects of evaluation design, data collection, analysis, and reporting to inform Foundation staff decision-making. In particular, this position will have primary responsibility for conducting evaluation activities related to the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship program area.