The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Among our core priorities, we fight to protect voting rights, end mass incarceration, strengthen checks and balances, and preserve Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part public interest law center, part cutting-edge communications hub, we are known for our rigorous research. We craft innovative policies and strategies, and we fight for them — in the courts, in Congress and the states, and in the court of public opinion.
Position: The Brennan Center is seeking a full-time Researcher to conduct quantitative and qualitative research relating to redistricting. The Researcher will support a major initiative focused on redistricting ahead of the 2020 Census and the subsequent nationwide redrawing of congressional and legislative districts. This opportunity comes at a unique and important juncture in the redistricting field, after a decade with the most gerrymandered maps in history, and the recent development of new tools to fight both partisan and racial gerrymandering. This year and over the next few years, the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts are set to consider a number of critical cases that will define the legal landscape in this area for years to come. The cutting-edge issues these cases will address include the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering, the future application of the Voting Rights Act to redistricting cases, and the types of remedies available to address mapdrawing abuses. At the same time, robust and exciting efforts to reform the redistricting process ahead of the next round of mapdrawing are underway around the country. The Researcher will report directly to the senior attorney in charge of the Center’s redistricting project.
Salary: The salary is highly competitive in the field and commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is available as well.
Applications: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please visit http://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/FUXLgrMYoo/Democracy-Researcher-Redistricting and upload the following application materials: cover letter (copy and paste), resume, two writing samples (up to 10 pages each), and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Redistricting Researcher” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.
As an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, the Brennan Center is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, and applicants who have been previously incarcerated.