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Director, Academic Programs

American Enterprise Institute

Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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The American Enterprise Institute is the nation’s premier think tank, assembling 240 scholars and staff who share a common mission: We believe that expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system gives the most people the best life. We pursue our work in economics, education reform, health policy, environment and energy, foreign and defense policy, cultural studies, international trade, and other critical areas in accord with our mission. Although our scholars may write about tax reform or welfare policy or relations with Russia or China, those issues are the “what” of AEI’s work. The “why” of AEI is simple: to build a stronger America and a safer and freer world.


Equally important to AEI’s mission is the belief that a competition of ideas is fundamental to a free society. That belief is embodied in the internal culture of AEI, where scholars are able to disagree and challenge each other’s conclusions. It is also a central principle of the work of our Academic Programs department, at a time when rational, respectful discourse about politics and public policy is too rarely found on college campuses.


Drawing on AEI’s rich history of public policy research and its current scholars, our academic outreach program exists to educate and equip the next generation of leaders and elevate the quality of political discourse in academia. Join us in this mission.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, writing sample, and academic transcript(s) to

About AEI


The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.  The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.


AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world.  Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom.  AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions.  Its scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.


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