Monday, July 18, 2005

Brown University

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] DIRECTOR WATSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES BROWN UNIVERSITY Brown University and the Board of Overseers of the Watson Institute for International Studies seek a distinguished scholar with policy-related experience and extensive experience in international studies to be the next Director of the Institute. The Director provides intellectual leadership in this multi-disciplinary and multi-national research center that promotes the work of faculty, visiting scholars, practitioners, and students who analyze contemporary global problems and develop initiatives designed to address them. The Director has overall responsibility for the research direction in consultation with the faculty, and for strategic planning, budgetary oversight, fundraising and development, and external relations of the Institute, while serving as principal liaison with Brown University senior administration, Board of Overseers, department chairs, research program directors, donors, government officials, and University trustees. In 1986, Brown University’s Institute for International Studies was created to incorporate Brown’s Center for Foreign Policy Development and the university’s other international programs, and in 1991 the Institute was rededicated to honor Thomas J. Watson Jr., former chairman of IBM, and former ambassador to the Soviet Union. In January 2002, the Watson Institute moved into a large new building near the heart of the Brown University campus, which houses the Institute?s research and support staff. Currently the Institute, with a substantial endowment and an annual budget of $5-6 million, has over 100 faculty and staff. These include both full-time Institute faculty and faculty with joint appointments in Brown University departments, visitors, and adjunct faculty from throughout the region. It contains four major research programs: Global Security; Global Environment; Political Economy and Development; and Politics, Culture, and Identity. The Institute—which involves faculty based both at the Institute and in a wide variety of Brown departments, including, among others, anthropology, economics, environmental sciences, history, political science, and sociology-- is closely integrated into the larger university community. Further details on the Institute can be found at The successful candidate will have wide knowledge of contemporary global problems and regions of the world and administrative and managerial experience appropriate to an institute of the Watson’s Institute’s scope and caliber. The successful candidate is expected to bring an accomplished research record and/or policy experience appropriate for a Director of a leading international affairs institute in an academic setting. The Director reports to the Provost of Brown University with respect to university administrative matters. With respect to the goals and directions of the Institute the Director confers directly with both the Institute faculty and the Institute’s Board of Overseers, whose distinguished members provide valuable support of Institute activities including help with external relations. For appropriate candidates, a tenured appointment may be made with an academic department at the University. Review of candidates will begin October 15, 2005 and will continue until the Director is named. Applications should be sent to Brian W. Casey, Assistant Provost, Brown University at It should include a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae and names of four references. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Prof. David Kertzer, at EEO/AA employer. Brown University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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