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Reischauer Policy Research Fellow

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Johns Hopkins University
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Reischauer Policy Research Fellow
Inaugurated in May 2013, the Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program is a critical element of the Reischauer Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. It is designed to support the Center's various research initiatives, while also providing recent undergraduate or graduate students with broad practical experience regarding the public and private sector analysis process. Fellowships are paid and tenable for one academic year beginning in August 2022 with the potential for renewal for an additional year.

More information about our activities can be found on the Reischauer Center's website (www.reischauercenter.org) and Facebook page (@ReischauerCenter). Please direct any questions about the position or application process to the Research and Program Coordinator at <reischaue[email protected]>.

We are seeking a Reischauer Policy Research Fellow who will personally assist Dr. Kent Calder, Director of the Reischauer Center, with projects related to the Center's mission of supporting the study of transpacific and intra-Asian relations. Recent topics include, but are not limited to: policy best practices in U.S.-Japan relations such as infrastructure, public diplomacy, and public health; the role of cities in global governance; the functioning of Washington's “idea industry” and government-business relations; global energy security policy; and comparative Eurasian political economy.

This year's fellows finished a two year publication on the “US, Japan, and the Post-Covid World.” The 2022-2023 academic year will focus on the changing dynamic of the U.S., Japan and China as well as continued research on East Asia maritime trade.

Fellows also provide logistical support for seminars, luncheons, and conferences offered by the Reischauer Center. They are able to interact with senior researchers affiliated with the Center as part of our Visiting Scholars Program, who typically join us for one academic year from various government agencies in Japan. Furthermore, Fellows are welcome to participate in events in the larger Johns Hopkins SAIS community and are frequently able to attend courses relating to Japan Studies and Asian political economy.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Political Science, International Relations, Economics, History, East Asian Studies, or a related field required.
  • Some related experience required.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*


* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Interest in East Asian regional issues, especially Japan.
  • Exceptional research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and familiarity with online academic databases.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
  • Work experience in East Asia, such as the JET Program, preferred.
  • Fluency in relevant languages such as Japanese, Korean, or Chinese.


How to Apply:
  • Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and a 1,000 word writing sample to the Reischauer Center at <[email protected]>. Previously submitted papers or memos are acceptable, as well as excerpts of longer works.


Classified Title: Research Assistant
Working Title: Reischauer Policy Research Fellow
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Limited
Schedule: Varies
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: SAIS
Department name: Edwin O Reischauer Ctr for E Asian Stds
Personnel area: SAIS

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information

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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.


To apply, visit https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Washington-Reischauer-Policy-Research-Fellow-DC-20036/919612100/








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