1+ months

Postdoctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU06489
Department Name 8W100:Martin School of Public Administration
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $48,000 - $55,000
Type of Position Other
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

PhD in public policy, education, economics, or a related field and have
demonstrated proficiency with econometric methods, data management,
program evaluation, and data analysis.

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Ability to speak in front of groups
Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 10 lbs



Job Summary

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of
Kentucky invites applications for up to two postdoctoral scholar positions in
education policy. The scholars will collaborate on research activities with
faculty mentors Dr. Rajeev Darolia and Dr. Ron Zimmer, with one scholar
expected to work on topics related to higher education and the labor
market, and the other scholar expected to work on projects related to K-12
education policy. The postdoctoral scholars are expected to work with
unique large-scale administrative data and interact directly with policy and
agency partners.

This is a full-time position, with the appointment anticipated to begin in
summer or fall 2020. The postdoctoral appointments will initially be for one
year, but will ideally be filled as a two-year position, with the second year
contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and review of
applications will begin immediately. All interested applicants should send an
online application at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/271848. To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your career goals, and a description of how you satisfy the desired qualifications; (2) a
CV; (3) a writing sample; and (4) the names and contact information of three

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with strong written and verbal
communication skills and who exhibit the ability to work collaboratively with
other researchers and policy stakeholders.

Deadline to Apply
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2020-03-09 Expires: 2020-10-11

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