Competition for Japan Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is seeking Japanese Scholars for the Wilson Center Japan Scholar Program. Successful applicants will spend up to one year in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in the heart of Washington, D.C., where they will carry out advanced, policy-oriented research and writing designed to bridge the gap between the academic and policy communities. The length of the Japan Scholar’s appointment will be determined according to his or her own needs and the Wilson Center’s available resources. The minimum period of residence for the Japan Scholar program is three months.

Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships

Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to scholars from Russia and Ukraine to conduct research for six months in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. Preference is given to applicants whose research informs discussion of key public policy issues, enhances development of scholarship in the former Soviet Union, and fosters communication between the world of scholarship and the world of public affairs.


OPEN UNTIL FILLED: The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) serves as the financial advisor to top management and the Board of Trustees. Provides advice in managing and making decisions regarding the Center’s financial management program. The CFO is responsible for examining and reporting on financial work progress and program accomplishments, while leading the Center’s customer service-oriented finance department. Working with the Executive Vice President and other members of the Center’s leadership team and Board of Trustees, the CFO will focus on the following priorities: develop and lead advancements in finance reporting and projections to align with the institution’s growth; advance refinements to finance systems, policies, and procedures that strengthen relevancy, efficiency, accuracy and timeliness; apply a strategic perspective to the Center’s finances, and develop scenario planning and future forecast modeling that informs the Center’s strategic planning process; lead and grow a high performing finance team; cultivate and build effective relationships with the Center’s program offices to support engaged budget development and implementation; and support the Audit, Investment, and Finance Committees on the Board of Trustees. For information on full position profile, qualifications, how and where to apply please see the vacancy announcement. PLEASE NOTE: All candidates must apply for this position through the Raffa website.

Program Assistant- Science & Technology Innovation Program

CLOSING DATE: EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 22, 2014. The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center is currently seeking a Program Assistant to provide administrative support to STIP and its supporting staff. STIP investigates innovative uses of emerging science and technology within society; identifies and assesses the social, ethical and safety implications of science and technology innovation; and facilitates communication between the developers, users, consumers, and supporters of emerging science and technology. Areas of focus include synthetic biology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, additive manufacturing, citizen science, and various applications of information technologies (from video games to distributed monitoring networks).

Director - Middle East Program

CLOSES DECEMBER 22, 2014: The incumbent of this position directs the Center’s Middle East Program which addresses a broad range of issues related to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including political, social, and economic development; the role of women; the aspirations of the younger generation; democratic and autocratic tendencies in governance; U.S. policy toward the MENA region; and the rise and fall of Islamist groups to help build knowledge and share expertise on U.S. policy towards the Middle East with the U.S. Congress, key policymaking communities, academia and the general public. Most of these efforts take place within the Center itself, but some of the activities take place within the MENA region as workshops, meetings and/or conferences or in other places around the United States and the world.