Research Scholar (Location Flexible)

Job Type

Full Time






New York
New York
United States


Research Scholar (Part-Time or Full-Time)

About The Center For Policing Equity

The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is a research and action think tank that, through

evidence-based approaches to social justice, conducts research and uses data to create

levers for social, cultural, and policy change.

Position Description

The Research Scholar plays an important role in translating our research into compelling

prose that communicate the importance of CPE’s findings to multiple audiences. The

Research Scholar will spend the majority of their time writing papers and reports in

collaboration with scientists and analysts that leverage data from the uniquely robust

and ever-growing National Justice Database. The National Justice Database is the first

and largest database on police behavior in the country (e.g., vehicle stops, pedestrian

stops, use of force, complaints against officers).

Key Responsibilities

  • Author and edit reports for police departments participating in the National Justice Database project
  • Distill and translate technical analyses in writing for multiple audiences, including law enforcement professionals, academics, and the general public


  • Extensive experience writing for multiple audiences, with a particular focus on policy and academic audiences
  • Understanding of social science methodology
  • Proven ability to manage projects efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional ability to communicate in writing and orally
  • Superior research and analytical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate well

How to Apply

Please send the following materials in PDF form, to

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Two representative writing samples (peer-reviewed scholarship and scholarship currently under review is preferred).
  • A list of three potential references
  • Name
  • Title
  • Affiliation
  • Email address

Please be sure to label each PDF file by including your name. For example, your

submitted CV should be labeled, “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.CV.pdf.” Upon emailing

application materials, please include your name and “Research Scholar” in the email’s

subject field.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement