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The Strategic Data Project Fellowship application is now open for Fall 2019 – Summer 2021! The Strategic Project (SDP), a program of the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University, finds and develops data leaders to uncover trends, measure solutions, and effectively communicate evidence to stakeholders in education. The prestigious SDP Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for passionate quantitative researchers and data strategists who want to put their skills to work to improve public education. SDP Fellows are placed in school systems and education organizations across the country as full-time employees for two years, where they will effect positive change while accumulating skills and experiences that can advance their careers. Throughout the fellowship, fellows receive in-person and online training, have access to SDP's network of more than 250 data leaders, and complete an actionable capstone project in response to an analytic challenge the agency is facing. The Strategic Data Project is currently searching for the next generation of fellows for Cohort 11 (Fall 2019 – Summer 2021). Candidates should possess a strong quantitative skillset as well as communication skills, have 3 or more years of work experience, be on track to have completed a master’s degree or higher by summer 2019, and have a passion for improving educational outcomes for students.

The Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative at the Institute for Policy Research is seeking a postdoctoral research scholar with a PhD in psychology, public policy, economics, or other relevant social science discipline. We expect this position to start summer/fall 2019.

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work with Drs. P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Teresa Eckrich Sommer, and Terri Sabol to conduct independent analysis of quasi-experimental and experimental studies. Experience with advanced quantitative methods is preferred.

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. Requirements for the position include an earned Ph.D. in a discipline related to public policy, public administration, economics, or a related field, in conjunction with professional experience in designing, conducting, and evaluating policy analysis research, services, and education programs.

The Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri is seeking applications for a three-year, funded doctoral fellowship training position in education policy. This fellowship will prepare an outstanding graduate student for an academic or applied research career focused on education policy.
The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans (ERA-New Orleans) and the newly formed National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice (REACH) together seek a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) to lead objective and rigorous research about market-based school reforms across the nation.

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) in Peabody College at Vanderbilt seeks candidates interested in developing their knowledge of rigorous, applied quantitative education policy research in Career and Technical Education (CTE) for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship.

The fellow will be hired in conjunction with the Institute for Education Sciences funded CTE Research Network ( The Network is tasked with expanding the pool of high-quality education research related to CTE, aggregating and synthesizing what is known, and training the next generation of policy analysts, policy makers, and academics to perform CTE research. The fellow will work with co-PI, Shaun Dougherty, as part of several ongoing projects related to the CTE Network, and will also be able to participate in reviewing existing and ongoing research, and developing training materials.

The Annenberg Institute at Brown University is seeking postdoctoral research associates for two‐year fellowships focused on education policy. We seek fellows with interests in developing and applying their skills in rigorous empirical education policy analysis and in working in research-practice partnerships at the state and district level. Applicants should have a substantive interest in school improvement and/or policies to improve educational outcomes for under-served students. As examples, one postdoctoral fellow will participate in collaborative research activities with Matthew Kraft and John Papay on issues related to teacher effectiveness and the teacher labor market in U.S. K-12 public schools. A second fellow will work with Susanna Loeb on partnerships with Rhode Island schools addressing a range of questions related to the distribution of educational opportunities and outcomes. The fellows will receive mentorship and training from the faculty sponsors, primarily through an active research apprenticeship and collaboration. In addition, they will be part of the broader Annenberg community including faculty and students at Brown University, visiting faculty and students, and other postdoctoral fellows.
California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

The Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking up to two research associates (postdoctoral researchers) to join EPIC to work on an externally-funded study of competency-based education (CBE) implementation in seven Michigan school districts.

The two research associates (postdoctoral researchers) will work closely together and with a large research team (including Drs. Katharine Strunk and Josh Cowen, EPIC staff researchers and doctoral students), to study the implementation, evolution and efficacy of a CBE pilot taking place in Michigan. Ideally, one research associate will have expertise in implementation science and survey design and analysis. The other will have deep experience leading qualitative data collection and analysis (interviews, case studies and observations). Both should have a substantive interest in curriculum and instruction, personalized learning and/or alternative forms of instruction and assessment.

The Office of Legislative Policy and Research (LPRO) is seeking qualified individuals to provide nonpartisan committee administration, policy analysis, and research services to the Oregon Legislative Assembly in the following diverse policy areas:

  • Judiciary
  • Health and Human Services
  • Education

The purpose of this full-time, continuing position is to support the development of public policy and the legislative process.