Fellow (Political Economy)

Research · Honolulu, Hawaii
Department Research
Employment Type Regular or Limited Full-Time - 40 hours per week
Compensation $90.249.62

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SUMMARY:  The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.


The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus, adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is located midway between Asia and the U.S. mainland and features research, residential, and international conference facilities. The Center’s Washington, D.C., office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence.


The East-West Center invites applications for a Fellow in the field of political economy focused on the Indo-Pacific region (e.g., economic integration, supply chains, technology security and innovation, the role of multilateral institutions shaping the region’s political economy and other topics). The Fellow will conduct scholarly and policy-relevant research and publish in scholarly, professional, and media platforms (including EWC publications), develop and seek funding for policy-relevant collaborative projects, and contribute to cross-EWC educational, professional development, and leadership exchanges by providing expertise through briefings, supervision, lectures and other engagements. The position is a two-year limited appointment and will include the following responsibilities:


MAJOR DUTIES: 

  • Conduct research and write for academic, professional, and media publications, including EWC publications. Participate in the dissemination of research findings to policy makers, professional colleagues, and the public via seminars, conferences, and other engagements.
  • Design, seek external funding for, and conduct collaborative projects which contribute to the understanding, management, and resolution of key Indo-Pacific political economy issues.
  • Contribute to cross-EWC educational, professional development, and leadership exchanges by providing expertise in the form of briefings and other engagements.
  • Plan, organize, conduct, and participate in seminars, workshops, and conferences to exchange knowledge, experience, and research results.
  • Contribute to EWC programs and committees as requested and/or assigned.


SUPERVISION:  Supervision is provided by the Research Coordinator. Tasks are discussed and jointly planned.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a field such as Political Economy, Political Science, Economics, Geography or a related field from an accredited college or university with research and experience in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Seeking individuals who are starting a career or changing career paths toward scholarly research with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a transdisciplinary team in cooperative, cross-cultural, transdisciplinary endeavors. Candidates must be receptive to mentoring in pursuing career objectives and should show a record of research achievement commensurate with their time in their field of study with capacity in analytical and policy-relevant research. Good communication skills in the English language demonstrating the ability to communicate results and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to academic as well as informed policy, public, and private-sector audiences. Candidates will have experience in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.


PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS:  Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed research about the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Ability to speak a regional language; capacity to bridge educational, research, professional training, and business expertise to resolve political, social, economic, and environmental issues, realizing that success normally requires multiple sectors to work constructively together.


SALARY:  $90,249.62 per year which includes a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) currently at 9.75% (subject to change annually) and an attractive total compensation package.


HOW TO APPLY:  Submit an electronic application at APPLY FOR THIS JOB NOW. Application information should include a cover letter with position title and a statement addressing how the qualifications are met, a resume, and names and addresses of three professional references. Screening and assessment will be based on the materials submitted. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled. 

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

As required under Title IX, the East-West Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities it operates, including admissions and employment.

This is a full-time position

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  • Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Department
    Research
  • Employment Type
    Regular or Limited Full-Time - 40 hours per week
  • Compensation
    $90.249.62