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Now Hiring: Post-Doctoral Fellows

October 23, 2019

The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans (ERA-New Orleans) is now hiring two Post-doctoral Fellows to lead objective and rigorous research projects related to market-based schools reforms in New Orleans and across the country.

Based within the Economics Department at Tulane University, we are one of the most widely cited sources for research on the New Orleans school reforms and school reform nationally. We also work directly with New Orleans education system leaders on data analyses targeted to their needs. Our approach — objective, rigorous, and useful — is having a real impact on the local and national policy conversation. Ultimately, our hope is to improve the quality and equity of education experiences for all students. To accomplish these goals, we are looking for excellent candidates for the following positions:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics of Education to begin in fall 2020. The successful candidate will be skilled in applied econometrics and have demonstrated interest in education policy. The Research Fellow will conduct and publish original research about local and national education policy using our extensive and unique data systems. In partnership with Tulane’s Murphy Institute of Political Economy, we invite applications from candidates who will receive a Ph.D. in economics by fall 2020. In addition to carrying out research on the above topics, the successful candidate will teach one course at the undergraduate economics level annually and is expected to participate actively in research, seminars and other activities in the Department of Economics and the Murphy Institute. Click here to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Practice-Driven Education to begin in fall 2020. The successful candidate will conduct and publish original quantitative research in partnership with New Orleans Public Schools, the New Orleans Early Education Network, and our community advisory board. Research topics include teacher labor markets, K-12 education reform, school climate, parent choice, and early childhood education, among others. Projects will include both descriptive reports produced for partners and academic papers for journal submission. We invite applications from candidates who will receive a Ph.D. in education, sociology, economics, psychology, or a related field by fall 2020. Click here to apply.

Working at ERA-New Orleans offers opportunities to inform and influence education policy here in New Orleans and across the country. We hope you’ll join us.

Applications for both positions will be accepted through February 29, 2020.

Contact Deanna Allen with any questions.

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply.