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  • Prof. Castleman Testified before Congress about Closing the Achievement Gap

    Ben Castleman testifies before the U.S. Congress about his work on low-cost strategies to improve college persistence and success.

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  • EdPolicyWorks Researchers Represent Over 27 Presenting Roles at AEFP

    Education Policy faculty and students led numerous key presentations and two received awards at the AEFP conference in Washington DC.

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  • New Research Finds Academic Ability of New York Teachers Has Significantly Increased

    Luke Miller and colleagues release new research findings that the academic ability of NY State teachers has increased substantially after the implementation of new teacher accountability policies.

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  • EdPolicyWorks Report: Florida Voluntary Pre-K Program

    Daphna Bassok and colleagues release new research findings on FL's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program, the largest state prek program in the nation.

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  • Jim Wyckoff Weighs in on Tenure Reform in Calder Conversations

    This CALDER conversation covers some of the issues surrounding tenure and research that speaks to how tenure reforms might play out in practice.

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Employment Opportunities

  • New! Research Specialist: The Research Specialist is responsible for data management including data entry, integrity, and analysis. The incumbent also assists with project coordination and communication of progress. A bachelor's degree in social sciences or a related field is required. Experience in data management and statistical analysis is required; experience gained as a student will be considered. Ability to follow established research procedures is essential. The incumbent must also possess strong oral and written communication skills, be well organized and have an attention to detail. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is essential as is experience using statistical software packages. A working knowledge of SPSS, SAS, Stata is preferred. Jobs@UVA posting number: 0616067

  • New! Research Specialist Immediate: The Research Specialist Intermediate is responsible for data management, including data entry, integrity, and analysis. The incumbent also assists with project coordination and communication of study progress and findings, as well as supervise student research assistants. A bachelor's degree in social sciences or a related field is required, as is a minimum of three years working in data management and statistical analysis is required. A master's degree is preferred and may be considered in place of experience. The incumbent must have strong statistical skills and experience using statistical software packages. They must also have the ability to follow established research procedures and work independently. Strong oral and written communication skills, being well organized with an attention to detail are a must. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is essential as is experience using statistical software packages. A working knowledge of SPSS, SAS, Stata is preferred. Jobs@UVA posting number: 0616068

  • Open Rank Education Policy Faculty Search: The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia seeks applications to fill one or more tenure-track or tenured positions in education policy to begin in fall 2015. 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 support for their research. Senior candidates must have a distinguished academic record suitable for a tenured appointment. Candidates for tenure-track positions are expected to have completed their doctoral degrees by August 1, 2015. Built upon the strong foundation of one of the nation's top public universities, the Batten School combines rigorous training in policy analysis with a unique emphasis on the acquisition of leadership skills. The core faculty includes economists, political scientists, and psychologists, enriched by professors of practice who bring real-world policy making expertise to the classroom. The successful candidate would have the potential for joint appointments with other academic units at U.Va. Apply at Jobs@UVA posting number: 0615021

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