JOE - June 2014

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Global Economy
Research Fellow - Global Economy
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Fellow - Global Economy
Section: 3 -- International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
JEL Classification: F5 -- International Relations and International Political Economy
Deadline Date: 06/30/2014

JOE ID Number: 201406_400491

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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is a global think tank based in Waterloo, Ontario. CIGI conducts policy research on international governance issues, including the global economy, international law, and global security and politics.

CIGI has an opening for a resident Research Fellow position carrying a one year contract. This position may be renewed for an additional two more years subject to performance and project approvals.

Reporting to the Director of the Global Economy Program, the Research Fellow will contribute to the design and implementation of program research and policy analysis, including some related administrative tasks. The program's research and policy analysis covers global economic governance issues -- including the G20, multilateral financial institutions, international monetary relations, international trade, and the financing of climate change and their intersection with the global economy.
The successful candidate is also expected to participate and be engaged in the program's broader activities, such as, seminars and conferences.
The position requires specialized knowledge of economic analysis/econometrics and/or specialized knowledge in international political economy/global economic governance.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
-- Designing and undertaking innovative, policy-oriented research, as part of the program's current work plan as well as contributing to the program's future research agenda.
-- Publishing peer-reviewed journal articles, books, working papers, policy briefs, blogs and short commentaries targeted to academics, policy makers, and the general public.
-- Tracking policy developments in relevant areas.
-- Assist with the organization of conferences, workshops, seminars and the administration of other, related activities as required in consultation with the Director of Global Economy.
-- Engaging in related outreach activities.
-- Supervising and providing mentorship for Research Associates.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
-- Knowledge and understanding of key research issues on the global economy, international financial architecture, international monetary relations and global economic governance.
-- Excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written.

-- PhD degree from a recognized graduate program with specialization in one or more of economics, econometrics, global governance, political science, and international relations.
-- Previous research experience is highly desirable in the form of a post-doctoral fellowship, a contractually limited appointment at a university, a position in government, or a professional appointment in a relevant non-governmental organization.
Application Instructions:

Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to by June 30, 2014. We appreciate all candidates' applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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