Job opportunity: Fellow at the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institute

The Brown Center on Education Policy within the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is accepting applications for a Fellow with a strong background in quantitative research relevant to education policy. Under the supervision of the Director of the Brown Center, the Fellow will conduct research, writing, and outreach tasks related to his or her individual scholarship as well as to collaborative projects within the Brown Center.  The Fellow will also raise money for research projects and interact with the media.  The focus of the Brown Center is bringing the best evidence to bear on governmental decisions that affect policy and practice within the American education system from preschool to postsecondary.

Education/Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a PhD by December 30, 2014 in economics, public policy, psychology, political science, or a related discipline, or have completed all requirements for the PhD with the expectation that the candidate will obtain the PhD within six (6) months of starting at Brookings. He/she will have a record of publications based on quantitative research on topics of relevance to education policy, a history of involvement in projects funded through external grants, and evidence of communication skills suitable to the role of a public intellectual at Brookings.

Knowledge Requirements

A candidate may blend academic excellence with experience in the public, private, or academic sectors. The individual must have the ability to conduct state-of-the-art quantitative research, engage in outreach in order to affect public policy, and obtain grant funding.

Salary will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience, and will be commensurate with experience. Starting date is negotiable; however, filling the position by the Summer of 2014 is preferred.

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a full CV or resume and a cover letter.   The cover letter should include a one-page description of research interests, and a list of at least three (3) references. A review of applications will begin on September 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable but no later than Summer 2014.

Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities. No phone calls and no employment agencies please.

Learn more: http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/position/2013/gov13138