Fellow, Center for Universal Education
The Brookings Institution - Washington, DC

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Fellow
Center for Universal Education
Global Economy and Development Program

The The Global Economy and Development Program at The Brookings Institution (Brookings) is accepting applications for a Fellow position within its Center for Universal Education
with expertise in development economics and/or development policy. The Fellow will conduct original research, analysis, writing, and convening on policy issues related to global education and development, with specific focus on models and strategies for ensuring that all children and young people, especially the most marginalized, are able to access quality education opportunities that provide them with relevant skills for their lives and livelihoods.

The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in development economics and have at least 10 years of relevant experience in the field of international relations and/or development. Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English and fluency are required.

While the applicant’s specific research program will depend to some extent on the scholar’s interests and background, the applicant should have an intimate understanding of critical global education and development challenges in low and low-to-middle income countries. Areas of research interest might include questions around global financing needs, scaling promising practices, learning from successes in global development, shaping the post-2015 global development agenda.

The applicant must have an established record of publication in professional or academic journals and a proven ability to conduct original policy research and analysis. The applicant must be able to competently lead issue-focused meetings, initiatives, high-level conferences, and other events with little supervision. Strong candidates should have extensive contacts among the higher levels of the government, humanitarian, advocacy, academic, media and business communities in the U.S., and must be comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers, senior government and diplomatic officials, current and potential funders, and Brookings senior management.

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Starting date is negotiable; however, filling the position by early 2013, is preferred. Applicants should submit a full resume complete with a list of publications plus a description of research interests and priorities.

Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. No phone calls please. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities.

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