Senior Fellow and SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, Foreign Policy (Job ID: 2021-2541)

Posted Date 4 months ago(2/23/2021 3:41 PM)
Program
Foreign Policy
Job Function
Research
Job ID
2021-2541
Salary
Commensurate with experience

Overview

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Foreign Policy at Brookings

 

Foreign Policy at Brookings is a leading center of policy-relevant scholarship exploring the rapidly re-ordering geopolitics of the major powers, and the disordering relations among states and transnational actors. In line with Brookings’s core values of quality, independence, and impact, our scholars provide concrete policy recommendations for how U.S. strategy, the international security architecture, and leading states should adapt to changing threats and opportunities.

 

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Please note: This position is based in Brookings's Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their date of hire. 

Responsibilities

The Foreign Policy program is accepting applications for a Senior Fellow to hold the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP). The primary responsibilities of this Senior Fellow will be to conduct original research, analysis, and publishing and to conceive and lead a program of activities on Korea-related policy issues.

 

The Senior Fellow will be expected to produce a substantial body of published policy research, centered on long-form, peer-reviewed work, that contributes to setting the foreign policy agenda, informing the public policy debate, and formulating policy. The individual will also produce op-eds, blog posts, and other short publications, and will interact with the national and international media through interviews and other engagements.

 

The Senior Fellow will work with scholars and staff in Foreign Policy and other parts of Brookings to develop and lead an integrated program of conferences, workshops, briefings, and other activities that provides a comprehensive view of Korea-related policy issues, and will contribute to the relevant dimensions of other Brookings activities on regional and global geopolitics. The Senior Fellow will also engage with current and prospective supporters of Brookings and the Foreign Policy program.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

The expertise and research interests of the holder of the SK-Korea Foundation Chair should include a broad range of issues in United States–Korea relations and regional security dynamics. They should include, but not be limited to, more than one of the following: peace and security on the Korean peninsula; Korea’s role in the world and its expanding global, political, and economic presence; the strategic development of the U.S.-Korea alliance as it confronts regional and global geopolitics; Korea and East Asia; North Korea, and inter-Korean relations and the United States; and domestic Korean political, economic, and social policy challenges.

 

A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree, especially a Ph.D., in political science, history, political economy, or a related discipline is highly preferred. The successful candidate will have either a minimum of 10 years of considerable government experience making or implementing policy related to Korea, or a proven record of book publication and publication in professional or academic journals and newspapers, or a combination of the two.

 

Candidates must articulate a clear and compelling research agenda and must have a proven ability to conduct in-depth, high quality policy research and translate research findings into insightful, innovative, and practical policy recommendations. The Senior Fellow must be able to design and undertake issue-focused engagement and outreach strategies with high-profile audiences, in collaboration with communications staff across the organization. A proven ability to build and develop financial support for the work is preferred. 

 

Outstanding written and oral communication skills, along with professional fluency in English, are required. Professional experience and residence in Korea, and Korean language skills, are strongly preferred. Strong candidates will have extensive contacts among the higher levels of the policy, academic, and business communities in Korea, and must be comfortable working with and presenting to high-ranking individuals, current and potential funders, and Brookings senior management.

 

The SK-Korea Foundation Chair holder must be motivated yet flexible, diplomatic, creative, trustworthy, a good team player who seeks to participate in FP’s community of scholars and staff, and must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

 

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

 

Application Procedure:

 

Applicants must apply via the Brookings website, submitting a full curriculum vitae (CV) complete with a list of publications, and a cover letter describing research interests and priorities. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered.

  

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Additional Information:

 

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Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college-goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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