Director of Research and Principal Research Scientist, Center for International Studies (CIS)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Somerville, MA
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH/PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MIT Center for International Studies , to be responsible for overseeing research activities, data administration, visiting scholar engagement, and fellowships. Research activities will include grant- and visitor-related research and engagements hosted by the center, including the review and oversight of various awards; and maintaining an active research agenda related to the mission of the center. Will report directly to the center director to develop a strategic approach to research initiatives and in consultation with other center leadership to disseminate key findings to the MIT and broader communities.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED : Ph.D. in a social science field related to international affairs and a strong record of scholarly publication; at least two years of experience studying, working, and/or conducting research overseas; at least two years of experience as a researcher at research universities or other research organizations (external to the Ph.D.-granting institution); and discretion and judgment with confidential information and/or issues. PREFERRED : fluency in at least one foreign language, advanced-level quantitative analysis and/or GIS analysis skills, and experience developing databases. Job #22478May travel up to six weeks a year for research, conferences, and exchanges. May also to work up to fifteen additional days and/or nights a year for special events, workshops, etc.
To be considered for this position, application materials must be submitted by September 30, 2023.
  • Job Number: 22478
  • Functional Area: Research - Social Science
  • Department: Center for International Studies
  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule: M-F

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