Opportunities at Annenberg

The Annenberg Institute at Brown University (AIB) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate for a two‐year appointment (one-year renewable) to join a diverse community of scholars committed to educational equity and improvement. The postdoctoral associate will participate in collaborative research activities with our affiliated faculty, including Lindsay Page, John Papay, Nathaniel Schwartz, John Diamond, Jesse Bruhn, Margot Jackson, Susan Moffitt, Matthew Kraft, and others, on issues related to US PK-16 education policy. We seek postdoctoral research associates with interests in developing and applying their skills in education policy research. Applicants should have a substantive interest in and experience with quantitative and/or mixed methods research in PK-16 issues. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The associate will receive mentorship and training from a faculty sponsor, primarily through an active research apprenticeship and collaboration. In addition, they will be part of the broader AIB community including faculty and students at Brown University, visiting faculty and students, and other postdoctoral research associates.

The Research Associate will work directly with Professor Matthew Kraft to advance a range of ongoing research projects related to the K-12 teacher workforce and tutoring. The Research Associate will also contribute to a new line of inquiry at the intersection of education and climate science with the aim of studying how education systems can advance efforts to address climate change on multiple fronts. This position requires a strong independent work ethic, interest in education, ability to collaborate with the research team and external partners, commitment to equity, and quantitative research skills. Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community as part of an organization that centers equity in its work.