The Global Economy and Development program at The Brookings Institution (Brookings) is accepting applications for a Co-Director and Senior Fellow position within its Center for Universal Education (CUE). The successful candidate will have deep expertise in education and an interest in advancing policy-relevant solutions across borders.
About Us: The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. The Center for Universal Education, founded in 2002 as part of the Global Economy and Development program, is one of the leading policy centers focused on universal quality education across the world. We develop and disseminate effective solutions for quality education and skills development. We envision a world where all children and youth have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. The center plays a critical role in influencing the development of policy related to global education and promotes actionable strategies for governments, civil society and private enterprise.
The Co-Director and Senior Fellow is expected to lead initiatives, conduct research, and work on policy-relevant papers and/or books. While the specific program of work will depend to some extent on the candidate’s interests and background, the position will require the scholar to spend time on three main activities: research and writing, external representation, and internal management. She/he will lead issue-focused meetings, conferences and other events, and interact with other Brookings scholars, donors, foundations, and the wider policy community. The scholar will engage with a wide range of partners on his or her research (e.g. consultations with peers, in-country visits, meetings with policymakers, high-level meetings, conferences, etc.). Management of the Center is core to this role, in terms of continually defining and developing CUE’s strategy, managing the core budget, and direction of core team.
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. and demonstrated substantive work in leading education. Additionally, candidates must have a minimum of ten years of research or policy-related experience with demonstrated impact in advancing education issues and significant contributions to the field. A minimum of six years of internal team management experience is required.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered.