Now Hiring: Policy Analyst

National Association of Scholars

As of March 2024, this position has been filled.

Position: Policy Analyst

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) is a non-profit higher education reform organization. NAS works to improve American higher education by supporting intellectual standards, academic freedom, and institutional transparency in colleges and universities. It opposes politicization of curricula and promotes the teaching of the Western tradition. To learn more about NAS, visit

Reports to: Senior Fellow and Director of University Policy, John Sailer

Project Overview:

Universities increasingly impose ideologically-charged “DEI statement” requirements at every level of university life, from admissions to research funding. Despite raising serious questions of intellectual freedom, these policies remain widely adopted, albeit not well understood. NAS seeks to expose these practices throughout American higher education with the intention of creating real reform. The Policy Analyst will work closely with NAS Senior Fellow John Sailer in researching and writing investigative reports, and will be trained in making effective public records requests. Exemplary employees will be given opportunities to take on their own projects, as time permits, and for advancement within NAS, as available.


  • Researching the hiring and funding practices of major universities
  • Crafting and filing public records requests
  • Creating and maintaining a database of university policies in key states
  • Assisting director of university policy in writing reports on university hiring practices
  • Help director of university policy prepare for presentations and media events

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA in the liberal arts, history, or a related discipline
  • Interest in higher education policy and investigative journalism
  • Desire to further NAS’s mission to improve higher education
  • Exemplary writer 
  • Experience with filing public records requests a plus

Salary and Hours:

  • 40 hours per week
  • The position will pay $45,000-$50,000, with competitive benefits and insurance.
  • This is a 12-month term position, with the possibility of extended full-time employment dependent on performance and the needs of the NAS.

For consideration, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and a writing sample to John Sailer at [email protected].

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