Postdoctoral Research Associate

Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education

Job Overview

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based at the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education (CBCSE) in the Education Policy Division of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. The start date for the position is planned for Summer 2021, with some flexibility. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Brooks Bowden, Assistant Professor in the Education Policy division, on a variety of projects. One project is in partnership with Global TIES at New York University and Sesame Workshop evaluating the cost-effectiveness of early childhood interventions for refugee children. Other opportunities include policy evaluations using large data, as well as proposing and conducting field work. The postdoc would have access to a wide range of enrichment activities including CBCSE’s methodological training in economic evaluation funded by the Institute for Education Sciences.

Key Functions and Expected Performances

The successful candidate will work closely with Prof. Brooks Bowden in supporting research and training through CBCSE. This includes, but is not limited to, collaborating with Prof. Bowden and other members of research and project teams in developing and refining long-range strategic plans and project timelines; drafting reports to funders; managing project data; conducting data analysis; and managing communication about projects with various stakeholders. There are opportunities to participate in many research phases including data collection, data analysis, manuscript writing, and research presentations.

Requirements

An earned doctoral degree in economics of education, education policy, economics, policy, or a related field before the start date. Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential. We also highly value personal initiative, strong writing skills, and effective collaboration experience. Our preferred experience includes experience with field experiments, working with large data and quasi-experimental designs to estimate effects, and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be sent through Interfolio using the link below and include: (1) Cover letter; (2) Curriculum vitae; and (3) Contact information for three references.

Apply here: apply.interfolio.com/84143


 

Lecturer in School and Mental Health Counseling

Division of Human Development and Quantitative Methods

The division of Human Development and Quantitative Methods at The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) seeks nominees and applicants for a lecturer position in the area of school and mental health counseling. The successful applicant would help provide leadership in our school and mental health counseling programs and teach core courses such as counseling theory and interventions, ethics, assessment and diagnosis, and career counseling. The successful applicant would help participate in the management of our practica and internship placements and contribute to our student recruitment and advising efforts. Competitive candidates for the position must show a strong background in graduate-level teaching and advising and have a minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in the counseling field; a record of peer-reviewed publication, particularly focused on counseling practice and research, is preferred but not required. A background in cross-cultural counseling and/or working with international students is a plus. Applicants must have earned a doctorate in counselor education, applied psychology, or a related field. Licensure as a professional counselor or psychologist is preferred. Given Penn GSE’s strong emphasis on diversity in its many forms, candidates from traditionally under-represented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

 This appointment will be for one academic year and can be renewed twice for a total of three years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance evaluation after each year. We will begin reviewing applications on January 30, 2021 and will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled. We intend to fill the position prior to the upcoming academic year. Please submit a letter expressing your interest and general qualifications, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, selected publications (2-3) or other relevant manuscripts to the link below:

apply.interfolio.com/82249

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer; women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


 

Professor of Practice in Higher Education

Position Description

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites nominations and applications for a full-time Professor of Practice in Higher Education.

We expect the successful candidate to provide intellectual leadership, through teaching, advising, and by guiding doctoral-level research in regular and executive format programs, including Penn GSE’s flagship Executive Doctoral Program in Higher Education Management. The Exec Doc program focuses on the core management competencies and applied research skills that higher education executives and senior managers require to be effective higher education leaders. We seek a creative and innovative candidate who thinks deeply about issues of leadership and management at colleges and universities. Professor of Practice positions are renewable, five-year appointments.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and an outstanding record of professional contributions to higher education management, leadership, and/or policy. An ability to make connections between theory and practice is essential. Significant research experience is desirable but not required.

We will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2020 but will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled. Please send a letter expressing your interest and general qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references by following this link:

apply.interfolio.com/80519

Penn GSE seeks candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The Higher Education Division strongly encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented.


 

Tenure-Line Position in Higher Education (Open Rank)

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites nominations and applications for a tenure line faculty position (open rank) in higher education. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and an outstanding record of research productivity and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: national, state, or local policy (either domestic or international), higher education governance, organizations and leadership. Other areas of research will also be considered based on their unique theoretical and/or methodological contributions. Of particular interest is a scholar whose research speaks to the public purposes of higher education and the role of colleges and universities in fostering a strong and diverse democracy. We expect the successful candidate to provide intellectual leadership, through teaching in our traditional and executive format programs, advising, and research, and contributing to division and cross-divisional programs.

We will begin reviewing nominations and applications on December 1, 2020, but will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled. Please send a letter expressing your interest and general qualifications, curriculum vitae, names of three references, and three relevant publications and manuscripts by following this link:

apply.interfolio.com/80492

Penn GSE seeks candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The Higher Education Division strongly encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented.