Job & Research Opportunities

Job & Research Opportunities

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Research Assistant - Indian Foreign and Defense Policy

Dr. Arzan Tarapore, the research scholar who directs the South Asia Initiative at APARC, seeks a research assistant to work on a multi-part project on India as a strategic actor in the Indo-Pacific. 

The RA will write multiple short research memos to summarize scholarly debates and policy-relevant developments relating to India’s military power and regional politics. The RA will also gather data and assist with editing drafts. This will contribute to a research stream yielding multiple academic papers and shorter commentaries. 

The RA should be conversant with core concepts in international relations. A familiarity with theories of geopolitics or deterrence are advantages. The research assistant should also have undertaken some coursework on the international relations of the Indo-Pacific or its sub-regions, or in US foreign policy. An understanding of India and/or South Asia is preferred but not necessary.

They should have strong writing skills and be very organized to manage data and meet deadlines. 

The RA will be expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, for at least the winter and spring quarters.  This opportunity offers a research project supported by a VPUE stipend.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Arzan Tarapore at

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