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  • Speakers for Spring 2016 Education Policy Seminar Series

    EdPolicyWorks will host a series of speakers this spring including Mark Lipsey, Michal Kurlaender and more.

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  • EdPolicyWorks Job Market Candidates

    Read more about our education policy Ph.D candidates: Mindy Adnot, Kelli Bird, Veronica Katz and Scott Latham. Learn about their research on teacher retention, early childhood and college access!

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  • Jim Wyckoff and colleague receive APPAM’s 2015 Raymond Vernon Memorial Award

    Jim Wyckoff and Thomas Dee (Stanford) receive the Raymond Vernon Memorial Award from APPAM for their paper, “Incentives, Selection and Teacher Performance: Evidence from IMPACT."

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  • Come Work with Us!

    We are seeking applications to fill a rank open, tenure-track or tenured position in education policy to begin in fall 2016. Learn more about this education policy search and apply!

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Employment Opportunities

  • New January 2016! See PDF for more info. EdPolicyWorks, a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, at the University of Virginia is seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic, and organized person to join our team and provide project organization and implementation for multiple large- scale research studies. The Project Associate-EdPolicyWorks collaborates with the principal investigator (PI) to determine methods for project initiation, planning and execution, as well as ensures that project timelines and deliverables are being met. Incumbent also serves as a liaison between supervisor, stakeholders, and research team to maintain project clarity. In addition, duties include budget planning, identifying stakeholder needs, and keeping project status reports. A bachelor's degree is required, as is a minimum of three years' project coordination or organization. To apply, visit Jobs@UVA and search for posting number 0617954.
  • New December 2015! See PDF for more info. The Department of Education Leadership, Foundations, and Policy in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in the Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science program. Rank is dependent upon qualifications. We welcome applications from scholars who use rigorous methods to conduct research on pressing educational problems in U.S. education, particularly those related to student learning, cognitive psychology, social cognition, or cognitive development applied to school and out-of-school settings. Duties also include collaborating with students and faculty as part of the Virginia Education Science Training program, which includes overseeing and mentoring VEST fellows in practitioner-partnership internships. An earned Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Applied Developmental Science, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology, Education Science or a related field in the social sciences or education by start date is required. To apply, visit Jobs@UVA and search for posting number 0617770.
  • New December 2015! See PDF for more info. EdPolicyWorks in the University of Virginia Curry School of Education seeks highly qualified applicants for up to three post-doctoral research associate positions. Incumbents participate in collaborative research with Daphna Bassok, Ben Castleman, Julie Cohen, Jim Wyckoff, and/or Peter Youngs on projects focused on one of the following: (1) Policies to improve access to and quality of early childhood interventions in low-income communities, (2) The effects of policies aimed at improving the effectiveness of teachers, and (3) Large-scale field experiments that leverage behavioral insights to help low-income and first-generation college-going students access and succeed in higher education. A Ph.D. in Education, Education Policy, Public Policy, Psychology, Economics, or another relevant social science discipline is required by the start date of the position. Substantive knowledge and background in the field of education policy (either in early childhood, K-12, or higher education) with a focus on quantitative analysis is essential. To apply, visit Jobs@UVA and search for posting number 0617862.
  • New December 2015! See PDF for more info. EdPolicyWorks, a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, at the University of Virginia seeks highly qualified applicants for a Research Specialist or Research Specialist Intermediate. The incumbent provides research coordination and project support on large-scale quantitative research projects. Responsibilities include assisting senior researchers in the operation of multiple projects, working with large-scale data sets, conducting data collection, data cleaning, and data management by utilizing Stata statistical software, as well as software such as Excel and GIS. A bachelor's degree in Economics, Education, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, or a related discipline is required for either level of position, and for the Research Specialist Intermediate a master's degree is preferred. To apply, visit Jobs@UVA.
  • See PDF for more info. The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia seek applications to fill a rank open, tenure-track or tenured position in education policy to begin in fall 2016. We welcome applications from scholars who have a strong quantitative approach to education policy and earned doctorates in areas such as economics, education policy, public policy or related fields. Successful candidates must have a strong background in the substance of education policy and the potential for (junior candidates) or demonstrated success in (senior candidates) generating external funding for their research. Senior candidates must have a distinguished academic record suitable for a tenured appointment. We have a preference for candidates whose work addresses issues of K-12 education, but are open to other areas of education policy, such as early childhood education, issues of transition from school to work and higher education policy. Candidates for tenure-track positions are expected to have completed their doctoral degrees by August 1, 2016. All candidates must apply online via Jobs@UVA. For immediate consideration, please apply by October 19, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.
  • The Higher Education Program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia (UVa) seeks eminent scholars with the potential to hold the Newton and Rita Meyers Professorship in the Economics of Higher Education. The successful candidate will build research collaborations with related schools and disciplines at the University, such as the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and/or the Economics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Preferred areas of scholarly interest include postsecondary finance, college choice, higher education and economic development, academic labor markets, pathways to college for nontraditional and underrepresented students, inequality in higher educational opportunities and outcomes, the transition from elementary-secondary to postsecondary education, and the impact of state and federal policies on the economics and finance of higher education. Incumbents also offer courses and support excellence in doctoral student research and the development of high potential scholars. To apply, visit Jobs@UVA.

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