The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.
The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus, adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is located midway between Asia and the U.S. mainland and features research, residential, and international conference facilities. The Center’s Washington, D.C., office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence.
Salary range $73,514 to $80,686 per year (depending on qualifications), which includes a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) currently at 10.28% (subject to change) and an attractive benefits package.
- Engage deeply in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to develop a regional perspective
- Design and conduct collaborative research with scholars across disciplines on issues of emerging importance in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region which contribute to the management and resolution of critical political, economic, agriculture, urbanization, food security, water, labor and migration, and/or climate issues in the region
- Contribute to scholarly material for publication such as research papers, articles, reports, and monographs
- Learn about a wide range of foundations and grant-giving institutions to enhance grant writing skills
- Apply relevant research policy through stakeholder engagement at various steps of the research cycle and through a variety of publication types and other communication modes (workshops, town halls, and social media)
- Participate in the planning and organizing of seminars, workshops, and conferences for intercultural exchange of knowledge, experience, and research results
- Develop proposals for external funding for project activities
- Participate with colleagues and professionals from other institutions in the development of collaborative activities held at the Center and elsewhere. Carryout activities designed to increase substantive interaction of communicators, policymakers, and researchers concerned with solving challenging and complex problems in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region
- Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a field such as Geography, Political Science, Economics, Urban and Regional Planning, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Demography, Sociology, Information Technology or a related field from an accredited college or university.
- Seeking individuals who are starting a career or changing career paths toward scholarly research with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a transdisciplinary team in cooperative, cross-cultural, transdisciplinary endeavors.
- Candidates must be receptive to mentoring in pursuing career objectives and should show a record of research achievement commensurate with their time in their field of study with capacity in analytical and policy-relevant research.
- Good communication skills in the English language demonstrating the ability to communicate results and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to academic as well as informed policy, public, and private-sector audiences.
- Candidates will have research and experience in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
United States › Honolulu
05 June 2021