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Fellow (Job ID: 2021-2674)

The Brookings Institution
District of Columbia, United States
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Sep 2, 2021

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Fellow (Job ID: 2021-2674)


Job ID: 2021-2674
Type: Regular (Scholar)
# of Openings: 1
Category: Research
1. Resident Employee


Join one of the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tanks!

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.

We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.

With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.

The Governance Studies program at Brookings is a leading, independent voice in the domestic policymaking sphere through analyzing policy issues, political institutions and processes, and contemporary governance challenges. The mission of the Brown Center on Education Policy, housed in the Governance Studies program at Brookings, is to produce quality, independent research that impacts the efficiency of schools and the lives of all students. Brown Center experts use the best tools available from the quantitative social sciences to bring data-based evidence to bear on education policy discussions in a timely manner. Thus, the Brown Center occupies a unique niche by bringing scientific sensibilities and methods to the issues of the day in education policy.

Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their date of hire.


Ready to contribute to Brookings success?

The Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is accepting applications for a Fellow in its Brown Center on Education Policy. The Fellow should have a strong background in U.S. education policy. At Brookings, the Fellow will conduct research related to their individual scholarship as well as undertake collaborative projects within the Brown Center. The Fellow will be expected to produce a range of original work that includes journal articles, policy reports, and blog posts, while supporting the Brown Center’s efforts to improve research use in education more generally.


Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:

Education/Experience Requirements:

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, education, economics, sociology, or a related discipline, or have equivalent experience. Ph.D. candidates will be considered as long as their degree is awarded prior to the start date. Candidates whose primary expertise is in early childhood, K-12, or higher education are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a publication record that demonstrates strong empirical skills and an ability to produce policy-relevant research. The candidate will also show evidence of strong written and verbal communications skills.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

A candidate may blend academic excellence with practical experience. In addition, the individual must have the ability to undertake cutting-edge research and engage with broad and diverse audiences, including members of the media, policy community, and general public.

Salary will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and will be commensurate with experience. The start date is negotiable.

Additional Information:

What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter describing their research interests by October 15, 2021. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Brookings welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, particularly those who identify as members of underrepresented or marginalized groups.

Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.

Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.


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