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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.

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenuretrack Assistant or tenured Associate Professor of Higher Education. We seek a scholar trained in either higher education or the social science disciplines (with a preference for sociology or political science) whose research examines contemporary issues concerning postsecondary education in the United States.

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of tenured Associate or Full Professor of Education Policy in Equity and Inclusion. We seek distinguished candidates trained in the social sciences, especially political science or sociology, whose work will contribute to our understanding of the ways in which education creates advantages and disadvantages for different individuals and groups in the United States.

The Center on Education Data and Policy is seeking an experienced education policy researcher to 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 School of Education at the University of Michigan seeks multiple colleagues for tenure-track appointments (open rank) in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. We seek applications from a diverse group of scholars situated in one or more of the following research areas: access, choice, and/or enrollment in postsecondary education; teaching, learning, and student experiences in higher education, including in STEM fields; postsecondary outcomes; state policy; and organizations and leadership.

The Annenberg Institute and the Department of Education are searching to jointly hire a tenure-line faculty position in Urban Education Policy at the Assistant or Associate rank. We seek candidates with a strong research agenda whose work focuses on key issues for reducing inequality and increasing the quality of educational opportunities for children and youth. The start date for this position is July 1, 2020.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is seeking professionals in education-related fields to apply for an open position in the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE). Located in NCEE’s Evaluation Division, this position would support rigorous impact evaluations and policy implementation studies. Learn more about our work here:

If you are even potentially interested in this sort of position, you are strongly encouraged to set up a profile in USAJobs ( and to upload your information now. As you build your profile, include all relevant research experience on your resume whether acquired in a paid or unpaid position. The positions will open in USAJobs on July 15, 2019 and will close as soon as 50 applications are received, or on July 29, 2019, whichever is earlier. Getting everything in can take longer than you might expect, so please apply as soon as the position opens in USAJobs. Look for vacancy number IES-2019-0023, or vacancy number IES-2019-0025 for current federal employees.

John Papay and the Annenberg Institute are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a twoyear fellowship (one-year renewable). The Associate will participate in collaborative research activities with John Papay on issues related to standards-based accountability, high-stakes exit examinations, and teacher policy in K-12 schools in the United States. Applicants should have substantive expertise in K-12 school settings and strong skills in qualitative (or mixed-methods) research.