Research Fellow, Education Policy
American Enterprise Institute - Washington, DC

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The American Enterprise Institute, a leading nonprofit public policy research organization, seeks a full-time research fellow to work in the area of education policy.

The primary responsibility of this position is to autonomously manage and execute research projects on a variety of topics in postsecondary education, including: access and affordability; student success; financial aid reform; productivity, innovation and entrepreneurship; transparency and accountability; and career and technical education. Tasks also include writing, editing, conference planning, and public speaking. This position requires excellent research, data analysis, and writing skills. Demonstrated experience in education policy research is necessary.

The research fellow will work closely with the resident scholar in higher education policy on a number of research projects, including an annual, data-driven report on pressing higher education issues. The fellow will also be expected to conduct and publish independent scholarly research, policy briefs, and short-form commentary (op-eds, blogs) as it contributes to AEI’s mission to inform current debates.

Master’s degree required, PhD in public policy, political science, or economics preferred. The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of writing and research experience in education policy; experience conducting original, data-driven-research; and strong quantitative skills, including knowledge of statistical programming and the ability to analyze existing databases.

We offer a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application to www.aei.org/jobs , complete with their resume, cover letter, academic transcripts, and 500 word-writing sample on any topic.

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