The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy seeks applicants for the role of Researcher and Writer in national security policy. This position supports the Director of the National Security Policy Center (NSPC) with the development, design, and implementation of research projects within the center. Opportunities exist for independent research and writing in line with NSPC strategic priorities, making the position appropriate for individual s with independent research interests in US foreign policy and international security and those considering PhD training in political science or related fields.
The NSPC at UVA Batten provides evidence-based teaching, research, and policy engagement on pressing security issues facing the United States and the globe. We prepare students and security professionals to address the most challenging current issues by seeking to increase knowledge, build capability, develop relationships, and improve communication within the U.S. government, between the U.S. government and academics, and between the U.S. and foreign powers. The NSPC builds “constructive counterparts,” across US government and among key international partners, who are trained in rigorous analytical methodology and informed by the best research.
This is a full-time in person position .
The Researcher and Writer will support the Director and Executive Director on key projects including but not exclusive to academic articles and books, policy white papers, and government reports. The individual occupying t his role will be responsible for conduct ing original research under the direction of principal investigators, edit ing research products and leading student research teams . They will manage in-house and external publications, including press releases, profiles , and articles.
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