Research Assistant Professor

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Assistant Professor

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Curry School of Education

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 12-13-2017

Posting Summary:
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for full-time, 12-month salaried non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor of Education positions in the Department of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy with an affiliation in EdPolicyWorks. Incumbents conduct high quality research and produce scholarship that aligns with the mission of EdPolicyWorks. The center 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. Incumbents work with Principal Investigators and senior researchers on funded research projects and may also serve as PI or Co-PI on own research projects. Possibility of teaching based on need, load availability, and mutual agreement between successful candidate, Department Chair, and the EdPolicyWorks Director. This position is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, education policy or related field by start date of position is required. Experience with the following is required:
-Performing rigorous experimental, quasi-experimental, or descriptive analyses
-Working with multiple sources of education data, such as CCD, IPEDS, SASS, BPS, B&B, NSC, and state and district administrative data
-Experience working on teams to design and execute policy evaluations

Rigorous training in econometrics and causal inference is essential. Demonstrated leadership, mentoring, collaboration, and communication skills are a must. Expert level skills in cleaning, managing, and manipulating data and performing data complex analyses in STATA is required, as is a willingness to learn R, SAS, or SPSS as needed. A record of scholarship and publication is preferred, as is a track record of receiving extramural funding. Experience working with policy partners, such as state or district policymakers or practitioners on project design is also preferred.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0622187. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applicant screening begins January 13, 2018 and the position will remain open to applicants until filled.

For questions about the position or application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin at

The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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