Foreign Policy at Brookings
The Foreign Policy program at Brookings conducts nonpartisan, independent research that addresses the most pressing foreign policy issues of our times. Our work informs the public debate and provides analysis and understanding of the dynamics of world affairs and the challenges they pose to the international community. We seek to shape policies and institutions in the United States and abroad that promote sustainable peace, security, and prosperity around the world. To achieve these overarching goals, the Foreign Policy program deploys 35 resident scholars and experts organized in five research clusters, who work both independently and collaboratively on issues ranging from energy and climate, to the regional geopolitics of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, to American power in the international order. Our Washington, D.C.-based team is enhanced by a network of distinguished fellows and nonresident fellows who bring a broad and deep array of talent to the critical task of examining world events and institutions and proposing solutions to global policy challenges.
The Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) fosters high-level U.S.-European dialogue on the changes in Europe and the global challenges that affect transatlantic relations. The center offers independent research and recommendations for U.S. and European officials and policymakers, and it convenes seminars and public forums on policy-relevant issues. CUSE’s research program focuses on three key areas: the transformation of the European Union; strategies for engaging the countries and regions beyond the frontiers of the EU, including Turkey, the Balkans, Caucasus, Russia, and Ukraine; and European security issues such as the future of NATO, forging common strategies on energy security, and transatlantic counterterrorism coordination.
The Foreign Policy program is accepting applications for a Fellow/Senior Fellow position established with the support of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD). The position will be filled at either the fellow or senior fellow level, as determined by the expertise and experience of the candidate.The senior fellow will be appointed initially for a term of three years. Under the direction of the director of the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE), the TUSIAD Fellow/Senior Fellow will conduct research that fosters greater understanding of Turkey and the direction of its politics, economy, security, innovation, and foreign policy. Building on Brookings’s strong expertise and foundational work on Turkey, the Fellow/Senior Fellow will engage new audiences and offer timely and policy-relevant analysis of issues affecting Turkey and its relations with the United States, Europe, and beyond.
The Fellow/Senior Fellow will undertake his or her own research projects; produce journal articles, commentaries, and book-length monographs; lead issue-focused meetings; interact with the national and international media through interviews and other media appearances; and foster public debate on Turkey’s domestic and foreign policies. The Fellow/Senior Fellow will also contribute to other Brookings activities on Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East.
An advanced university degree in international relations, political science, public policy or other appropriate field is required; a PhD is preferred. Demonstrable expertise in the political, economic, and security affairs of Turkey, as well as its foreign relations, is also required. Depending on the level of hire, in addition to academic credentials, the successful candidate will have significant experience implementing foreign policy, conducting policy analysis, and in senior management; or a proven record of publishing books and articles in internationally-known professional or academic journals and news publications. A successful candidate at the senior fellow level will also be recognized as a leading international authority within a particular area of research, scholarship, or policymaking.
Applicants should have significant professional or academic experience in Turkey, with professional-level spoken and written abilities in English and working proficiency in Turkish. The ideal candidate will be flexible, diplomatic, innovative, collegial, and adept at working in fast-paced environments. (S)he must have demonstrated ability to conduct innovative research of the highest quality and impact as well as the leadership capacity to undertake and oversee large-scale projects with little supervision. Strong candidates will be comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers, senior government and diplomatic officials, current and potential funders, and Brookings senior management. Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential.
Applicants must apply online, submitting a full curriculum vitae (CV) complete with a list of publications if any, and a cover letter describing research interests and priorities. Please attach your cover letter and CV as one file when you apply. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.