January 4, 2016

The Education Department at Brown University invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate. The post-doctoral associate will participate in collaborative research activities with Matthew Kraft and John Papay on issues related to teacher effectiveness and the teacher labor market in U.S. K-12 public schools. Research activities will focus broadly on questions of teachers’ development throughout the career and the influence of contextual factors in teacher effectiveness.

Post-doctoral associates will receive mentorship and training from the faculty sponsors, primarily through an active research apprenticeship and collaboration. In addition, post-doctoral associates will engage actively in the scholarly life of the Education Department and the broader academic community at Brown University.

Successful candidates will hold an earned doctorate in education, economics, public policy, political science, sociology, or a related field. They will have demonstrated strong skills in quantitative policy analysis and will have a strong substantive interest in K-12 education policy (substantive expertise in teacher policy is preferred). Applications with a record of successful publication and with project management skills are preferred. The post-doctoral research associate position is envisioned as a two-year position, although the second year is contingent upon successful performance and funding.

To be considered for this position please apply via and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, two examples of scholarly work, and contact information for three references. For information about the department, our web page is accessible at: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and will continue until filled. For more information about the position, please contact John Papay ( or Matthew Kraft ( For questions about the application process, contact

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not  discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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