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Are you interested in working with the Kinder Institute?

Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is a “think and do” tank that advances understanding of the challenges facing Houston and other urban centers through research, policy analysis, and public outreach. By collaborating with civic and political leaders, the Kinder Institute aims to help Houston and other cities.

To support this important work, the Kinder Institute is looking for talented and highly motivated professionals to join us. Please check out our website regularly for positions that might interest you.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Current Positions:

GIS Developer

Data Programmer Intermediate/SAS and R Programmer

Program Coordinator (Community Bridges)

Temporary Staff Researcher

Research Fellow (Urban Development, Transportation and Placemaking)

Graduate Assistant (info below)

The National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP) at Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research is looking to hire a graduate student to assist with building a research repository. The graduate student will find relevant education research produced by the research-practice partnerships in NNERPP, summarize said research and synthesize research found across various topics. The applicant should be pursuing a graduate degree in the social sciences and have experience in finding and analyzing research and conducting literature reviews. The position is for one semester, 10 hours per week at $15-20 per hour depending on experience. The applicant would work remotely.

NNERPP is a network of research-practice partnerships between education agencies and research institutions. The Network aims to support the development and continuous improvement of such partnerships in order to improve the connection between research, policy and practice in education. 

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to NNERPP Program Administrator Nina Spitzley at