Position Detail FPI Senior Research Assistant (Hummel)

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  • Open Position
  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 19 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $30.00
    Expires: Aug 31, 2021

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • vrosell1@jhu.edu

FPI Senior Research Assistant (Hummel) Position

Job Description

The Foreign Policy Institute is seeking a part-time Senior Research Assistant with a knowledge of diplomacy and Cold War history to help Edward Luce of the Financial Times research a biography of Dr Zbigniew Brzezinski, US national security advisor (1977 to 1981).


Primary Qualifications:

• Research background in twentieth century US diplomacy.

• Experience or strong interest in the conduct and study of diplomacy

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Ability to understand and anticipate the author’s research needs – in tandem with the author.  

• Creativity in how to use copious research material and flexibility in working according to the author’s needs.  

• The post holder should expect to perform duties requiring 20 – 25 hours a week.

The position will serve as the primary assistant to Mr. Edward Luce, US Editor for the Financial Times who will be authoring a unprecedented comprehensive biography of Dr. Brzezinski.  The post holder will work directly for Mr. Luce in the creation of the biography and report to Dr. Carla Freeman, Director of the Foreign Policy Institute. The SRA will work up for roughly a year including through this summer at the Library of Congress and - when it can be done digitally - from home.   

For more information and any specific inquiries on the Brzezinski Initiative, its biography project and SRA duties related to it, please contact Foreign Policy Institute Program Coordinator, Ms.Virginia Rosell, vrosell1@jhu.edu.


The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) of The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) unites the worlds of scholarship and policy in the search for realistic answers to international issues facing the United States and the world. FPI serves as a platform for the Johns Hopkins SAIS community of students, faculty, and staff to connect to the broader Washington, DC policy community. FPI seeks to bridge the worlds of policy and scholarship through research, education, and outreach initiatives for the Johns Hopkins SAIS and broader policy community.

To this end, FPI manages research programs on issues shaping geopolitical change and global and national responses to that change; hosts special, fellow-driven projects on understudied and timely issues in international affairs; runs educational initiatives such as skills courses and executive education/professional development courses; and provides support to the Johns Hopkins SAIS community through a robust fellows program, a prestigious research assistant program, and special events.