EdPolicyWorks


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EdPolicyWorks is a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy which seeks to bring together researchers from across the University of Virginia and the State to focus on important questions of educational policy and the competitiveness of labor in an era of globalization.

The Latest from EdPolicyWorks


New Research: Effects of Pre-K on Retention

Luke Miller & Daphna Bassok release a new working paper examining the effects of universal pre-k on grade retention.

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Taking a Seat at the Table with DC Policy Makers

Veronica Katz frequently took the train to Washington to meet with school officials to discuss the IMPACT research.

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Launching the Nudge4 Solutions Lab

Researchers work to create, evaluate and scale solutions to some of our society’s biggest challenges.

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Employee Opportunities


  • Research Specialist

    EdPolicyWorks 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. At least one year of experience in data management and statistical analysis is required for both positions. A bachelor's degree in Economics, Education, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, or a related discipline is required for either level of position. For the Research Specialist Intermediate a master's degree is preferred.UVA Jobs Posting Number 0622500.

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  • Research Assistant Professor

    EdPolicyWorks seeks applicants for full-time, 12-month salaried non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor of Education. Incumbents conduct high quality research and produce scholarship that aligns with the mission of EdPolicyWorks. Possibility of teaching based on need, load availability, and mutual agreement between successful candidate, Department Chair, and the EdPolicyWorks Director. A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, education policy or related field by start date of position is required. Rigorous training in econometrics and causal inference is essential. Demonstrated leadership, mentoring, collaboration, and communication skills are a must. UVA Jobs Posting Number 622187.

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  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate

    EdPolicyWorks seeks applicants for a two-year post-doctoral research associate position. We are particularly interested in scholars with an interest in quantitative analysis of policies to improve access to and quality of early childhood interventions in low-income communities, interventions leveraging behavioral insights intended to modify the context in which learning occurs at scale, and the effects of interventions or policies to improve teacher effectiveness. 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. Evidence of substantive knowledge and background in the field of education policy with a focus on quantitative analysis is essential. UVA Jobs Posting Number 0622211.

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Graduate Programs

Faculty at the Curry & Batten Schools work with graduate students in our nationally ranked program.

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Research Fellowships

The Virginia Education Science Training (VEST) program provides intensive research training in education sciences.

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For Undergraduates

EdPolicyWorks works with the Summer Undergraduate Research Program to help students explore educational research.

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