Senior Fellow, Center for Sustainable Development (Job ID: 2021-2752)

Posted Date 1 week ago(10/5/2021 9:42 AM)
Global Economy and Development
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Commensurate with experience


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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.


We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.


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The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress.



Position Location: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. 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.  


Operating status: Brookings eligible employees are currently authorized to work remotely but will be moving towards a hybrid plan later this year, which will require working both in the office and remotely. All vaccinated Brookings employees who wish to work from the office can do so. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.  


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As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.     


Ready to contribute to Brookings success?


The Global Economy and Development program (Global) at The Brookings Institution (Brookings) is accepting applications for a Senior Fellow position within its Center for Sustainable Development (CSD).


The Global program aims to offer innovative policy solutions and tools to help global, national, and local policymakers build more inclusive and sustainable economic systems that deliver prosperity for all. CSD, housed within Global, generates leading research and practical insights to advance global sustainable development and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within and across all countries.


This new Senior Fellow position will focus on the economics and broader policy dimensions of advancing gender equality. The successful candidate will be a senior economist of international stature, with an extensive track record in advancing the nexus of research, policy, and practice on topics pertinent to gender equality across diverse global policy environments and multiple dimensions of sustainable development.


As a member of CSD’s senior scholar group, the Senior Fellow will contribute to both collaborative CSD activities like the 17 Rooms initiative and to their own independent research projects. At the scholar’s discretion, research projects may be pursued jointly with other scholars across Brookings and other academic institutions, with special efforts to foster a network of collaborators across low- and middle-income countries. The position is expected to work on policy-relevant papers and/or books; lead high-level, issue-focused meetings, conferences, and other events; and interact with other Brookings scholars, wider research and policy communities, current and potential funders, and the media.


Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:


Education/Experience Requirements:


Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. with a minimum of ten years of post-doctoral research or policy-related experience, a proven record of leadership and engagement in global policy debates relating to gender equality in sustainable development, and of publishing in professional or academic journals, edited volumes, and/or policy- oriented publications.



Knowledge/Skills Requirements:


Candidates should have extensive expertise in primary and secondary research, strong oral and written communication skills, and considerable experience in building collaborations across diverse disciplines and stakeholders.


Additional Information:


What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.


Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and full resume complete with a list of publications, in addition to a description of research interests and priorities. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.


Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.


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