Now Hiring: The Center for the National Interest, China and the Pacific Program

February 18, 2015 Topic: Diplomacy

Now Hiring: The Center for the National Interest, China and the Pacific Program

CFTNI is looking for a Senior Fellow to lead its Asia Program.

Senior Fellow, U.S.-China Relations

The Center for the National Interest seeks to hire a Senior Fellow to lead projects on U.S.-China relations and U.S. policy toward China. The successful candidate will be a competent and accomplished self-starter with expertise in one or more key areas, including: U.S.-China political and security relations, U.S.-China economic relations, U.S. policy toward China, Chinese foreign policy, China’s economy and Chinese domestic politics.

Key responsibilities will include:

– Helping to define program priorities and run the program on a day-to-day basis;

– Planning and organizing regular meetings focused on topical issues in U.S.-China relations, including political, economic and security issues, as well as China’s domestic politics;

– Writing policy-oriented articles and reports, including for the Center’s magazine, the National Interest (, commenting in national media and speaking regularly at the Center and other organizations;

– Conceptualizing, writing and submitting proposals to foundations and other organizations, in consultation with management, to develop and expand the Center’s projects related to China and U.S.-China relations;

– Supervising a part-time program assistant and one or more volunteer interns, as needed.

A graduate degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience is required; Chinese (Mandarin) language proficiency is highly desirable. A Ph.D. and/or government experience are a plus. Competitive salary and benefits.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, professional biography, references and one or two policy-oriented writing samples to Paul Saunders, Executive Director, Center for the National Interest at [email protected].