University of Idaho - Director of Public Policy Research

The University of Idaho is hiring a new Director of the McClure Center for Public Policy Research (

Applications received by March 31, 2017 will receive first consideration. To apply, please visit:

The position description is available at:

Director, McClure Center With a focus on critical issues facing Idaho and the nation, the director is responsible for:

  • Conducting and overseeing nonpartisan, science-based, public policy research;
  • Informing public policy dialogue through research publications, presentations, and events, with a primary emphasis on non-academic audiences including media. The Center may also contribute academic publications.
  • Building relationships and interacting on a regular basis with Idaho’s elected and appointed officials;
  • Engaging University of Idaho students in learning about public policy making;
  • Engaging with faculty from the University of Idaho to inform and participate in the research; and
  • Ensuring the McClure Center’s financial and organizational sustainability.

To carry out these responsibilities, the director builds relationships with state and local policy makers, agency staff, elected officials, nonprofits, and other external stakeholders. Through these relationships, the director identifies policy issues of importance to Idaho and research opportunities for the center and the broader university. In this way, the McClure Center leverages both the university’s expertise and the center’s strategic location in Boise to respond to critical policy issues through research and outreach. Faculty status will be considered with appropriate qualifications and within the policy guidelines of the appropriate department.