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Senior Fellow in American Foreign Policy and International Security

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) - Institute of North-American Studies

Location: Barcelona - Spain
Salary: €40,000 to €48,000
£33,740 to £40,488 converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th February 2020
Closes: 3rd April 2020

The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) is seeking to appoint a Senior Fellow in American Foreign Policy and International Security. This is a 3-year position, with a possibility of extension, and the successful candidate is expected to start in September/October 2020. The salary range is between 40.000- 48.000€ per annum, depending on skills and experience.

IBEI is establishing a program on the foreign policy of the United States and international security, supported by the Barcelona based Institute of North-American Studies (IEN). The main objectives of this program are: 1) To contribute to public, academic, and expert discussions on US foreign policy and its global implications, focusing in particular on US foreign policy toward Europe and the MENA region, as well as transatlantic relations; 2) To promote research on US foreign policy and international security, deepening the knowledge of relevant strategic, geo-political and socio-economic aspects of this topic; and 3) To stimulate IBEI involvement in the area of American foreign policy and international security studies through research collaboration with internationally renowned scholars.

Candidates must have a PhD degree, an outstanding publications record in peer-reviewed journals and/ or major scholarly presses, experience in convening research networks, facilitating connections between research, policy and practice, and disseminating core insights from academic research to different target audiences. Excellent inter-personal skills and an ability to contribute to collaborative research projects are also essential for this position. The Senior Fellow is expected to carry out scholarly research, promote policy debates and dissemination activities related to the program, participate in IBEI’s academic activities and research clusters, as well as deliver one course per semester in IBEI’s Master’s degree programmes (taught in English).

Applications must be submitted by April 3, 2020.

Applicants should send:

  • A letter of interest.
  • A complete curriculum vitae.
  • A sample of previous research (two papers and/or book synopses).
  • An outline of a proposed program agenda.
  • Three academic references that IBEI could contact in case of being short-listed.

Please send these documents by e-mail to: Carlos Sanchez Research coordinator at IBEI


IBEI is a graduate teaching and research institution created by of all five public universities in Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs).

IBEI supports research in all fields of international politics, international relations, international security, foreign policy, globalization, development and inequalities.

IBEI is an equal opportunities employer. IBEI holds the HR Excellence in Research distinction from the European Commission, which recognises the institute’s efforts to create a stimulating and favourable work environment and its commitment to continuously improve human resources policies.

Further information about IBEI and its Master’s programmes can be obtained at

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