Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Early Childhood Education Policy
The Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University is looking for a full-time postdoctoral trainee to join their interdisciplinary team starting in Fall 2021. The position will directly report to Drs. Diane Schanzenbach and Terri Sabol.
The postdoctoral trainee will have the opportunity to collaborate on a study that is examining the effects of the roll-out of the universal Chicago Pre-K. The study involves both primary data collection and large-scale secondary data analysis. The researcher will be responsible for a wide range of research-related tasks that may include:
- Communication and collaboration with city partners and agencies
- Data management
- Study design and implementation
- Data analysis
- Research support
- Oversight of research assistants
QualificationsA successful candidate should have:
- a PhD in Public Policy, Economics, Statistics, Human Development, Psychology, Social Work or related field (doctoral candidates will also be considered);
- strong analytic, writing, and communication skills;
- experience in data management and quantitative data analysis; and
- interest in education policy and/or early childhood education.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and names of 3 references to Terri Sabol, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position will be a one-year appointment with renewal for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding. The researcher will need to work in Evanston, IL (there is not a remote-only option). Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. The review of applications will begin in July 2021.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.