Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Position ID:Georgia State University-Andrew Young School of Policy Studies-DIR [#12090, 19-123]
Position Title: Georgia Policy Lab-Faculty Director
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30331, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Public Policy / Education
Economics / Labor
Appl Deadline:2019/04/30 (posted 2019/03/07, updated 2018/09/21)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University seeks an associate or full tenure-track professor to serve as the faculty director of the School’s newest policy lab—the Child and Family Lab. This lab joins our existing education-focused labs under the umbrella of the Georgia Policy Labs ( The Child and Family Lab will house administrative data from multiple state agencies and focus on expanding evidence-based policy in areas that impact children and families in Georgia. The Director will provide intellectual leadership for the lab and also serve as a tenured member of the faculty with limited teaching and service expectations in their designated department. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of conducting high-quality policy-focused research in areas related to children and families, including the impacts of public programs on labor, health, and educational outcomes, as well as impacts of incentives on behavior.

We seek a faculty member with interest and experience working with policymakers to identify and deliver on a research agenda that produces causal evidence to inform policy aimed at improving child and family welfare and who also have demonstrated success attracting external research funding. Disciplines include economics, public policy, and may include other social and behavioral sciences. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in one of these disciplines. The position is supported by excellent research and administrative staff.

The Andrew Young School is ranked among the top 20 policy schools in the U.S. The school houses four academic departments and outstanding research centers in health policy, international public policy, public finance, experimental economics, and education policy, among others. Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university located in Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.

This position is subject to budgetary approval. Complete applications must be received by April 30, 2019, to receive full consideration, however, candidates will be considered until the position is filled. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. At the time of offer, a full background check (personal and professional) is required.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and minorities.

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Further Info:
P.O. Box 3992
Atlanta, GA 30302

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