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This is a full-time overtime-exempt, “at-will” appointment, exempt from Washington State Civil Service rules and the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements. This position serves at the discretion of the WSIPP Director.

The Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) is a unique nonpartisan public research group located in Olympia, the hub of Washington State government. WSIPP is a team of multidisciplinary researchers who conduct applied policy research for the state legislature in a creative and collaborative environment.

WSIPP is strongly committed to the core values of nonpartisanship, quality, and impartiality. Created in 1983, WSIPP has become nationally and internationally recognized for the design, depth, and quality of its research reports and benefit-cost analyses.

The American Educational Research Association invites applications for the AERA Congressional Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides an exciting opportunity for AERA members to come to Washington, DC and use education research, outside of the academic setting, to inform public policy while working on Capitol Hill.

The goals of the fellowship are: (1) to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about education in the formation of public policy; (2) to educate the scientific community about the development of public policy; and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between education researchers and federal policymakers.

As the Director of School Finance for the Minnesota Department of Education, you will hold a crucial role in leading the development, research, implementation, and evaluation of the State of Minnesota's Education Finance System. You will report directly to the agency's executive team, and will have clientele across the State of Minnesota including Legislators, Boards of Education, Superintendents, Business Officials, Transportation Directors, Facilities Managers, and Education Organization Directors and Staff.

The Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership (EP&L) at Texas Tech University invites applications from innovative and thoughtful colleagues to join our Educational Leadership (EDLD) Policy program as a tenure-track assistant professor who will not only seek outside research funding and provide excellent teaching, but also engage in service to the department, university and the community. The position will start August 19, 2020, and appointments are for the nine-month academic year.

The College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position in the area of Education Leadership and Policy Studies. with scholarly interest in Organizations, Leadership, Policy and/or Policy Analysis beginning in Fall, 2020. The successful candidate will maintain an active research agenda, a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship, and extramural support from relevant federal agencies and foundations. The occupant of this position will teach in the College’s masters and doctoral programs and serve as coordinator of the Education Leadership and Policy Studies program. We invite applications at the rank of associate or full professor.

The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University invites applications for a postdoctoral Research Fellow to begin in fall 2020. The successful candidate will conduct and publish original quantitative research in partnership with New Orleans Public Schools, the New Orleans Early Education Network, and our community advisory board. Research topics include teacher labor markets, K-12 education reform, school climate, parent choice, and early childhood education, among others. Projects will include both descriptive reports produced for partners and academic papers for journal submission.

The Department of Economics and Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University invite applications for a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Economics of Education to begin in fall 2020. The successful candidate will be skilled in applied econometrics and have demonstrated interest in education policy. The Research Fellow will conduct and publish original research about local and national education policy using our extensive and unique data systems.

Provides leadership for the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) initiatives impacting children from birth through high school, especially as they pertain to school readiness. Oversees existing programs, and develops new programs and policies to strengthen child preparedness to succeed in school.

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.

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The Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri (MU) is seeking a full-time Director for the Institute of Public Policy (IPP) to oversee rigorous policy research that supports faculty, practitioners, and policymakers in Missouri and nationally.

This position is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track, ranked faculty position with an administrative appointment. Rank is open. Requirements for the position include an earned Ph.D. in public policy, public administration, economics, political science, or a related field, in conjunction with professional experience in designing, conducting, and evaluating policy research, services, or education programs. We welcome applications from researchers in all policy areas to build on IPP's existing strengths in education and health policy.