Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.  See below for all open positions within the organization. If you would like to be considered for any future openings, we encourage you to submit a resume and cover letter for future consideration.  All resumes will be kept on file and reviewed as openings arise.  The Foreign Policy Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

A relevant writing sample is preferred, but not required.

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), a non-partisan Philadelphia-based think tank, is seeking a Deputy Director for a new, China-specific center focused on geoeconomics, emerging technologies, and security issues. The Deputy Director will report to the Director of Research and coordinate all program-related activities with the Asia program director. 


The applicant will be responsible for:

  • Building and handling day-to-day management of the new China-specific center and, with the Director of the Asia Program, overseeing all aspects of its work, including research, administrative, and financial functions
  • Working with the Director of Research to fundraise to expand the Asia program, including developing new foundational and private funding
  • Developing and managing a cadre of scholars who write for FPRI about China/Asia specific topics 
  • Producing scholarly work for FPRI and its affiliated publications
  • Managing a dedicated Research Assistant, tasked with administrative and scholarly support
  • Organizing events and private dialogues to discuss China and Indo-Pacific related issues 



  • 5-6 years of Indo-Pacific experience, with some familiarity with geo-economics and emerging technologies and a demonstrated track record in the field. Chinese language skills desired but not required
  • Fundraising experience and a demonstrated track record of working with foundations and private donors to support scholarly research 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A commitment to work with a small team to help grow a new center
  • Experience managing a small team
  • A Master’s Degree, or equivalent work experience in a related field



  • The successful candidate will be expected to work from the FPRI office in Philadelphia



  • Commensurate with experience


Please send a resume, cover letter, and unedited writing sample to lpedro@fpri.org by August 20, 2021.