FIIA is now recruiting!

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is now seeking RESEARCHERS for the programme period of 1.1.2014-31.12.2016 to the following research programmes: 

The European Union Research Programme. The programme focuses on the EU’s main trends of development, the external relations of the Union, and its political system and economy. Nordic policies in a changing global environment are another focus of the programme.

The EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia Research Programme. The programme focuses on Russia’s foreign and security policy, the country’s internal political development, and the special characteristics of its political system. Another focus area is the foreign policy and international position of the partner countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership (Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, and Moldova among others).

The Global Security Research Programme. The programme focuses on the global power structure and the development of global governanceinternational energy and climate policy, and European security policy and its key institutions. The geopolitical emphasis of the research is on the United States, China, and the emerging powers.

The study of Arctic politics will be incorporated into one of the Institute’s research programmes, once the focus of this field of research has been further defined.

Applications are welcome from researchers in different stages of their research careers, both at doctoral and master’s levels. Successful performance in this position requires expertise in the subject area of the research programme, and readiness to work in a think-tank type community of researchers. An excellent disposition for teamwork and good English skills are advantages.

Applications are to be written in English. They must be addressed to the Director of the Institute and submitted to the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, PO Box 400, FI-00161 Helsinki, Finland (street address Kruunuvuorenkatu 4, Helsinki). Applications may also be submitted by e-mail to The final deadline for applications is 23 May 2013, 4:15 p.m. Finnish time. The application must specify which research programme is being applied for. Applications will not be returned.

Applications should include a CV (max. 5 pages) specifying the principal scientific qualifications and achievements and other evidence of competence and distinctions, and a separate list of publications. A preliminary research plan is also requested, indicating the research work that the applicant plans to carry out during the programme period.  

Further details of the research work and other FIIA activities are available on our website at For more information on the duties of researchers in the European Union Research Programme and in the Global Security Research Programme, please contact Institute Director Teija Tiilikainen, tel. +358 9 432 7701 on 15 May at 10-11 a.m. or  21 May at 10.30-12 a.m., or e-mail For more information on the duties of researchers in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia Research Programme, please contact Programme Director Arkady Moshes, tel. +358 9 432 7750 on 15 May at 10-12 a.m. or 22 May at 10-12 a.m., or e-mail

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