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  • EdPolicyWorks Profiles Student-Faculty Teams and their Education Policy Research

    Students partner with faculty on research projects at EdPolicyWorks and work together in applied school settings.


  • Graduate Student Lands AERA Dissertation Grant to Study Changes in School Readiness

    Scott Latham, a graduate student at EdPolicyWorks, is awarded a $20K AERA Dissertation Grant to examine public investments in early childhood education. Latham will be working with Daphna Bassok on this work in 2014-2015.


  • Teacher Tenure Reform Increases Voluntary Attrition of Less Effective Teachers in NYC, New EdPolicyWorks Study Finds

    Luke Miller and colleagues release new research findings about a NYC teacher tenure reform that suggest a dramatic reduction in the portion of teachers approved for tenure.


  • Daphna Bassok Receives Award from National Academy of Education, Is Named Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

    Daphna Bassok is named to the prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which is considered one of the topmost distinctions for an education professor.


  • Research by Ben Castleman on College Access and Retention Program Wins National Award

    Ben Castleman is examining the impact intensive advising has on college graduation rates of low-income, first-generation student, and is one of three winners of a national competition.


Prospective Students

The Education Policy Ph.D program is now accepting applications! Earn an MPP from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and a Ph.D from the Curry School of Education. Learn more and apply now.

Employment Opportunities

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate: EdPolicyWorks in the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, with support from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, seek highly qualified applicants for two post-doctoral research associate positions.  The positions are part of the VEST Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Incumbents participate in collaborative research with Daphna Bassok, Ben Castleman and/or Jim Wyckoff on projects examining: policies to improve access to and quality of early childhood interventions in low-income communities, large-scale field experiments that leverage behavioral insights to help low-income and first-generation college-going students access and succeed in higher education; the effects of policies to improve the effectiveness of teachers and improve student outcomes. A Ph.D. in Education, Education Policy, Public Policy or Economics or a relevant social science discipline is required by the start date of the position.  Research associates are appointed annually and continuation is dependent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.  Funding is currently anticipated for two years.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 continue until the positions are filled.  Apply at Jobs@UVA posting number: 0615263

  • 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

  • Research Specialist: Individual will be responsible for data management including data entry, integrity, and analysis. The incumbent also assists with project coordination and communication of progress. Apply at Jobs@UVA posting number: 0614972

  • Research Specialist Intermediate: Individual will be responsible for data management, including data entry, integrity, and analysis. The incumbent also assists with project coordination and communication of study progress and findings. They may supervise student research assistants. Apply at Jobs@UVA posting number: 0614974


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