The Brookings Institution: David M. Rubenstein Fellowship in Metropolitan Policy

Brookings is pleased to announce the second round of the David M. Rubenstein Fellowship Program. The challenges facing the United States and the world require rigorous, innovative, evidence-based research that generate fresh thinking and innovative policy solutions. Through this program, Brookings is seeking to increase diversity in our scholarly community by recruiting the next generation of rising stars and creative thinkers to help achieve our mission of improving governance in the United States and across the world.

For the 2019 class, the institution is again looking for ten outstanding early- to mid-career scholars and policy experts with a diverse array of backgrounds, experience, and scholarship expertise.

In addition to the research priorities of the five programs, Brookings is placing an emphasis on policy researchers with a background in artificial intelligence, emerging technology, and/or data science with public policy. Strong candidates may be as conversant about deep reinforcement learning as they are labor policy, or as familiar with cryptography as they are international security. Alternately, they may use novel data (e.g., satellite imagery, social media posts, IRS records) or methodologies (e.g., machine learning, survey experiments) to gain insight into pressing policy questions. In both cases, strong candidates will draw on deep technical expertise to inform their policy research, and demonstrate a clear ability and willingness to work at the intersection of artificial intelligence, emerging technology, data science, and/or public policy.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Vice President of the Metropolitan Policy Program, Rubenstein Fellows in Metro will publish in-depth, peer-reviewed monographs and research papers as well as short opinion pieces, blog posts, and other products to promote their ideas in the public policy debate. Rubenstein Fellows will also participate in public and private events, raise money for research projects, interact with the media, and contribute to the overall intellectual life of the Institution.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will hold an advanced degree in a relevant field or equivalent expertise and possess a record of relevant work experience as well as a firm grounding in public policy or a related discipline and have a record of, or demonstrated potential for, distinguished work through blending academic excellence with experience in the public or private sectors. The individual must have the ability and competence to conduct cutting-edge research and outreach to impact public policy.

Application Process and Selection Timeline

Interested candidates who meet the program's eligibility requirements should apply online and submit:

Apply Here: careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1928/rubenstein-fellow%252c-metropolitan-policy-program-%2528job-id%253a-2018-1928%2529/job

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.


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last updated 6-Jan-2019