The Brookings Institution India Center in New Delhi is accepting applications for a scholar to focus on Indian foreign and/or security policy. The Fellow will be expected to conduct high-quality, policy-oriented research and must be familiar with and uphold the Brookings Institution’s commitment to independent, nonpartisan research and publication, and to maintaining the highest level of integrity in pursuit of this mission.
About the Brookings India Center
The Brookings Institution opened Brookings India, a center for public policy research based in New Delhi, because of India’s growing importance on the world stage as the world’s largest democracy and a rising power with one of the fastest growing economies. Brookings India is one of two components of the Brookings India Initiative. The other component is The India Project at Brookings in Washington, DC. The Initiative has the twin goals of providing policymaking communities in the U.S. and India with independent policy research and raising the profile and understanding of Indian policy issues in the United States.
Duties and Responsibilities
Fellows are drawn from mid-to-senior ranks of governments, think tanks, universities, and the media. The individual must have a proven ability to conduct original policy research and analysis and engage in the public policy debate. The individual must be able to undertake in-depth research projects, produce journal and book-length monographs as well as current commentary, and organize and lead issue-focused meetings, conferences, and other events. Strong candidates will be comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers, senior government and diplomatic officials, current and potential funders, and Brookings India senior management and scholars. The Fellow must be able to work on a number of issues simultaneously, both individually and as part of a team.
Education and Experience
The candidate should be a scholar who holds a Ph.D. in international relations, political science, public policy or other appropriate field, and has expertise on the foreign policy and/or security policy of India. Exceptions may be made for applicants without a Ph.D. who have at least 10 years of demonstrated relevant work experience.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English are essential, and proficiency in another language is preferred.
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Starting date is negotiable; however, filling the position by 1 January 2016, is preferred.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit:
– Full resume
– A list of publications
– A writing sample
– A one-page description of research interests and their relevance to policy
Applications are due by 15 October 2015 and should be sent to email@example.com
Brookings is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities. This is a contract position.
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