• Taiwan Visiting Fellow, CEAP (Job ID: 2019-2200)

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/25/2019 12:46 PM)
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    About the Center for East Asia Policy Studies


    Established in 1998 as the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, CEAP is part of the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program and is a center for research, analysis, and exchange on the compelling policy challenges facing East Asia and U.S.-Asia relations. CEAP implements program activities in two program tracks: an active series of events on political, economic, and security issues and scholarly research and publication. Drawing on the Brookings Institution’s long-standing ties to the region, CEAP is a leading venue for trans-Pacific policy dialogue, research, and publication devoted to East Asia. The center is directed by Mireya Solís, senior fellow and the Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies. More information on CEAP is available at http://www.brookings.edu/about/centers/east-asia-policy-studies.    


    CEAP Taiwan Visiting Fellowship


    The Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) at the Brookings Institution is accepting applications for a Visiting Fellow from Taiwan.


    During the 2020 program year, CEAP will give preference to applications that include research proposals focused on the results of the January 2020 Taiwan presidential election and analysis of electoral politics. Applications for the 2020 program year must be submitted by November 18, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the results in early December 2019.


    The Visiting Fellow will be drawn from the mid- to senior-level ranks of Taiwan’s academic community, and should expect to repatriate and contribute to that community after the fellowship. The Fellow will be selected on a highly competitive basis, following a careful review of all applications. The applicant selected for the fellowship is eligible for a stipend, to support living expenses, of up to $5,000 USD per month for a period of four to six months to begin on or after February 1, 2020. Brookings will follow U.S. tax guidelines regarding tax withholding and reporting on stipend payments. Brookings will provide a workspace, networked desktop computer, an individual network account, and access to Brookings research resources. Assistance with the visa application process will be provided; however, Brookings cannot guarantee the issuance of a visa. As part of the visa process, the Visiting Fellow will be required to take an online English proficiency assessment. The Visiting Fellow and any accompanying family members will be required to maintain adequate medical insurance for the duration of the program. A Visiting Fellow with an appointment of six months will be eligible to participate in the Institution's medical insurance plan during the period of appointment; other arrangements will be explored for appointments of less than six months. The Visiting Fellow may bear some financial cost for medical insurance. Immediate family members accompanying the Visiting Fellow may also be included at an additional charge.


    During the fellowship, the Visiting Fellow will conduct self-directed individual research and collaborative activities, interact with other scholars and professionals around the community, and take part in the wide array of policy seminars and discussions available at Brookings and other organizations. The Brookings Institution’s location and convening power give the Visiting Fellow the opportunity to hear views from and interact with scholars and experts, opinion leaders, journalists, and others.


    Applicant Requirements


    • A Ph.D., or equivalent experience, in economics, political science, international relations, history, or a related discipline is required.
    • Applicants should have at least 6-8 years of professional experience in universities or policy research organizations with practical or scholarly exposure to current political, security, or economic trends in the region.
    • In addition to Chinese-language fluency, applicants must have a demonstrated ability to conduct professional, in-depth research and deliver spoken presentations in English.


    Program Requirements


    • The Visiting Fellow must be available for a full-time affiliation with The Brookings Institution for the entire four to six-month program, beginning in early February 2020 and ending no later than July 31, 2020.
    • The Visiting Fellow is required to research and write a working paper (minimum 6,000 words, maximum 8,000 words) on a policy topic agreed to with the CEAP Senior Fellow Richard Bush. A final draft of the paper must be submitted during the fellowship; CEAP staff will work with the Visiting Fellow during the fellowship term to edit and proof-read the paper before publication on the Brookings website.
    • The Visiting Fellow may present his or her paper at a Brookings seminar during the course of the fellowship.
    • The Visiting Fellow 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.
    • The Visiting Fellow is expected to be an active participant in Brookings and CEAP activities, including but not limited to regularly organized discussions, seminars, presentations, press briefings, and other CEAP and Brookings events. 


    Application Information


    Applications for the 2020 program must be submitted by November 18, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the results in early December 2019.


    Please upload your CV and research proposal as one document when you apply, if possible. Upload each of the application materials described below as attachments.


    Applications should consist of four elements:

    1. The applicant’s resume or curriculum vitae, listing professional and educational experience, and publications (noting publications in English.
    2. A detailed 2000-word research proposal for a “working paper” to be researched and written at Brookings during the Visiting Fellowship. Thispaper is considered to be the main product of the Visiting Fellowship, and the proposal is an important part of the application.In 2020, CEAP will give preference to research proposals focused on the results of the January 2020 Taiwan presidential election and analysis of electoral politics. The research proposal for the working paper should include the following:


    - A preliminary title and statement of the topic.

    - An explanation of the problem or policy issue to be examined and the anticipated conclusion.

    - A description of the paper’s organization and substantive components.

    - A brief discussion of the analytical framework and research methods to be utilized.

    - A statement of objectives to be met in researching this topic and completing this paper.

    - An assessment of how the paper would contribute to the policy community’s understanding of the issue.

    - An explanation of the impact that living in Washington would have on research of this topic.


    3. Detailed written responses to the following questions:


    - How would this Visiting Fellowship, and more broadly your tenure at Brookings, advance your career?

    - How would you use experiences you gain during your tenure at Brookings when you return to Taiwan? How would they contribute to your home institution and your work?

    - Which organizations and experts would you most like to have contact with during your CEAP fellowship?


    4. Letters of reference from three supervisors or professional colleagues. Letters can be sent directly to Brookings by the authors via email to jmason@brookings.edu.or can be included in the application package.


    Questions should be forwarded via email to jmason@brookings.edu.  



    Additional Information:



    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.



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