Research Assistant in Education Policy

Dr. Matthew Kraft, Associate Professor of Education and Economics, is seeking part-time research assistants to collaborate with him on one or more of several ongoing research projects over the spring/summer 2021 semesters with possibility for renewal/continuation through the next academic year.

Prof. Kraft’s research interests include the economics of education, education policy analysis, and applied quantitative methods for causal inference. His primary work focuses on policies to improve educator and organizational effectiveness in K-12 urban public schools. He runs a large and vibrant research lab.

The part-time position is open to undergraduates and graduate students. Historically underrepresented students are strongly encourage to apply. No prior experience is necessary although a demonstrated interest in education policy analysis is important. Applicants must have the ability to work independently and be self-directed. Prior coursework in statistics/quantitative methods and strong writing and editing skills are a plus.

Application Instructions:
Fill out the on-line application and attach the following materials:
1) a cover letter,
2) a resume, and
3) a writing sample of any length

The cover letter should include an explanation of the candidate’s interest in the position as well as a summary of his/her relevant qualifications and experience.

Questions may be directed to

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

To apply: Applicants should log into Workday, navigate to "Find Student Jobs" and search for REQ169785