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Postdoctoral Associate Application Now Open


The Broad Center at the Yale School of Management (TBC at Yale SOM) seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research associate position who will contribute to TBC at Yale SOM’s vibrant community and share its dedication to helping all students—particularly those from underserved communities—to learn and thrive. TBC at Yale SOM is looking for education scholars whose work demonstrates commitment to improving outcomes for students and aligns with its work to develop public education leaders. Unlike many postdoctoral opportunities in education, this associateship is a unique opportunity for education scholars to benefit from access to elite faculty with expertise in organizational behavior, leadership, and management in addition to their substantive education knowledge. Furthermore, postdoctoral associates will have the chance to build relationships across the TBC at Yale SOM alumni network, which will afford them greater opportunities to engage in research that meaningfully impacts practice. 

Postdoctoral associates will spend half of their time on their own research and the other half supporting the research of affiliated faculty members. Postdoctoral associates will benefit from collaboration and mentorship from affiliated faculty members, including Seth Zimmerman, Barbara Biasi, and Jayanti Owens. 

The postdoctoral associate program is based in New Haven, CT and begins in summer 2024. The position pays a salary of $90,000, and includes $10,000 for research-related travel (e.g., conferences). The position does not include housing. The position is for an initial term of one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  


Successful applicants will:  

  • Hold a Ph.D. in Education, Economics, Public Policy, Sociology, or a related field before the start of the associateship. 

  • Demonstrate dedication to improving educational outcomes for all students, especially those from historically underserved communities.  

  • Demonstrate strong research and communication skills.  


To apply, candidates should complete the online application. The application includes: 

  • Contact and optional demographic information 

  • A cover letter that: 

    • Explains the applicant’s research interests and future goals  
    • Describes how the associateship contributes to those interests and goals  
    • Demonstrates the applicant’s interest in the postdoctoral program’s focus on management, governance, and leadership in K-12 education 
  • A curriculum vitae 

  • Two writing samples that are either published or of publication quality 

  • Two letters of recommendation (to be uploaded as part of the online application in Interfolio).  

Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning in November 2023. The final application deadline is 11:59pm EST on February 23, 2024. TBC at Yale SOM will not consider late or incomplete applications. Candidates may address questions about the application process to with the subject line, “Postdoc application question.”  

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.