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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Annenberg Institute at Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
$70,000 annual salary + $5,000 annual research fund
Start date
Oct 5, 2023

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The Annenberg Institute at Brown University (AIB) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate for a two‐year appointment (one-year renewable) to join a diverse community of scholars committed to educational equity and improvement. The postdoctoral associate will participate in collaborative research activities with our affiliated faculty, including Lindsay Page, John Papay, Nathaniel Schwartz, John Diamond, Jesse Bruhn, Margot Jackson, Susan Moffitt, Matthew Kraft, and others, on issues related to US PK-16 education policy. We seek postdoctoral research associates with interests in developing and applying their skills in education policy research. Applicants should have a substantive interest in and experience with quantitative and/or mixed methods research in PK-16 issues. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The associate will receive mentorship and training from a faculty sponsor, primarily through an active research apprenticeship and collaboration. In addition, they will be part of the broader AIB community including faculty and students at Brown University, visiting faculty and students, and other postdoctoral research associates.


Candidates should have a PhD in Education, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field by the beginning of the postdoctoral appointment. Candidates should have strong substantive expertise in PK-16 education policy and strong quantitative and/or mixed methods research skills. Applications with a record of successful publication and with project management skills are preferred, as are those with details about methodological skills and expertise and the substantive domains of a candidate’s work.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023. Applications received by December 1, 2023 will be considered preferentially, but the search will remain open until filled.

To be considered for this position please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, two examples of scholarly work, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio. For more information about the application process, please contact Samuel Madison (

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