JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

University of Virginia

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Tenure Track/Tenured Position, Education Policy

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454175
Date Posted: 10/13/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Tenure Track/Tenured Position, Education Policy
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
A1 -- General Economics
G -- Financial Economics
A2 -- Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
M -- Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics
N -- Economic History
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
P -- Economic Systems
P5 -- Comparative Economic Systems
A -- General Economics and Teaching
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia seek applications to fill a rank open, tenure-track or tenured position in education policy to begin in fall 2016. This is one of multiple positions in education policy the two schools anticipate filling this year.

We welcome applications from scholars who have a strong quantitative approach to education policy and earned doctorates in areas such as economics, education policy, public policy or related fields. Successful candidates must have a strong background in the substance of education policy and the potential for (junior candidates) or demonstrated success in (senior candidates) generating external funding for their research. Senior candidates must have a distinguished academic record suitable for a tenured appointment. Candidates for tenure-track positions are expected to have completed their doctoral degrees by August 1, 2016. We have a preference for candidates whose work addresses issues of K-12 education, but are open to other areas of education policy, such as early childhood education, issues of transition from school to work and higher education policy.

Built upon the strong foundation of one of the nation's top public universities, education policy at the University of Virginia is a strategic priority of the Batten and Curry Schools. The Batten School combines rigorous training in policy analysis with a unique emphasis on the acquisition of leadership skills. The core faculty includes economists, political scientists, and psychologists, enriched by professors of practice who bring real-world policymaking expertise to the classroom. The Curry School includes a number of nationally ranked PhD programs and is home to interdisciplinary scholars with a range of interests that compliment education policy.

The Batten School currently offers a MPP degree and an undergraduate major in public policy and leadership. The Curry School offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs including a PhD in Education Policy. The two schools collaborate on a dual degree MPP/PhD in Education Policy.

Batten and Curry co-host EdPolicyWorks, a vibrant research center. The Center is home to faculty and Ph.D. students from across the University interested in education policy. Faculty at the Center bring rigorous evidence to bear on some of the most important issues confronting education policymakers.

All candidates must apply online. Paper and emailed applications will not be considered. Your application will not be complete until all required documents are available on and you receive a confirmation number for the submission of your Candidate Profile from Jobs@UVA.

There are two required steps to complete an application:

Register with UVa's employment system: Apply to the advertised position and complete a candidate profile through Jobs@UVa (which is located at To submit your candidate profile, search for posting 0617320 and follow the directions. Do not submit job market materials to Jobs@UVa. This step should only take a few minutes to complete.
Submit your job market materials to

a. Applicants at the assistant professor level should submit a CV, one research paper, and three letters of recommendation.

b. Applicants at the associate and full professor level should submit a CV and contact information for three references.

For immediate consideration, please apply by October 19, 2015.

The position will remain open until filled.

We will be conducting interviews at the Association for Public Policy and Management and the American Economic Association annual meetings.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link