Staff Positions:

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Join a diverse interdisciplinary research team within the PPC that engages in a variety of research and consultation activities involving private and public sector partners. More details below.

Student Assistants:

Many of the PPC's projects include graduate research assistantships or undergraduate research opportunities. Graduate students and undergraduates assist with research and other project activities. Graduate students often work with the faculty and project directors to present and publish the research. Past students have gone on to serve as the executive director of the Nebraska State Bar Association, a renewable energy and commercial real estate attorney, and the director of private sector programs at a private operating foundation. We are always looking for talented and motivated students to work with our collaborative team of researchers, so contact the office if you would like to work with us.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Targeted Violence Research


The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow based in Lincoln to perform targeted violence research (e.g., threat assessment, workplace violence, stalking, extremist violence). The fellowship is a non-tenure leading, two-year appointment. The goal of the fellowship will be to develop advanced research and consultation skills to address various areas of targeted violence. In addition to joining ongoing research activities examining various aspects of the prevention, detection, and management of targeted violence, the fellow will assist with the development of new research efforts. The Fellow will also participate in relevant consultation and training opportunities.

The postdoctoral fellow will join a diverse research interdisciplinary team within the PPC that engages in a variety of research and consultation activities involving private and public sector partners. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored by PPC researchers on consultation, grant writing, publishing, and other research-related activities.

The postdoctoral fellowship is open to applicants who have an interest in targeted violence research. Applicants who will have successfully completed a doctoral program in psychology, criminal justice, or a related field by May 2023 are encouraged to apply. Applicants must complete all doctoral requirements before the commencement of the fellowship.

Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience and experience with applied research design, methodology, and statistical analysis.

Review of applications will begin April 18, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. To view details of the position and to apply, visit Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a Statement of Research Interest.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See


Policy Scholars Undergraduate Program

Each semester, the PPC welcomes undergraduate students who have a desire to increase their knowledge, skills, and awareness in policy and research. One of our goals as a Center is to spark students’ interest in policy-based work by creating a learning experience and providing a variety of professional and career opportunities in policy and research, in order to help students become more engaged and confident about their place in policy and research. Each student is paired with a mentor who will provide a space for them to learn and grow by attending weekly mentoring sessions, group sessions, and project meetings related to their areas of interest. We look forward to our next class of Policy Scholars!

Learn More About the Policy Scholars