is an independent national research institute attached to the Parliament of Finland that seeks to produce reliable and current information on international political and economic relations and European Union affairs. The research work and expertise of the Institute support public policymaking and promote informed debate in Finland and internationally.


The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) is now seeking

Visiting Professor / Senior Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, Finland

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) invites an outstanding senior scholar to conduct research on strategic and critical issues related to the role of the United States in global political and economic affairs. The Visiting Professor or Senior Fellow will be appointed for a period of up to one year, commencing February 1, 2019. The duration of the appointment and the exact starting date are negotiable.

The Visiting Professorship Program is particularly interested in receiving applications that are in line with either of the following broad areas:

The Professor/Senior Fellow will be integrated into the research activities of the FIIA’s Research Center on US Politics and Power (CUSPP). The main focal areas of the CUSPP are the US role in global governance and security, and in the changing international political economy. The Visiting Professor/Senior Fellow’s research focus should be compatible with these broad research themes and/or with FIIA’s overall research profile.

The Professor/Senior Fellow can collaborate in ongoing research within the FIIA’s three research programs, covering the European Union; the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood and Russia; and Global Security. For more information on these programs, see


Applicants for the position must have a doctorate degree, an excellent publication record, and a demonstrated research capacity.


The Visiting Professor/Senior Fellow will receive a pre-tax salary of 140 000 euros per year; a travel allowance; funding for events and publishing; an office with a computer, internet and phone; healthcare cover; and access to FIIA facilities. The Fellow is expected to take care of his/her own accommodation and living expenses.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A letter of reference supporting the application.
  • A three- to five-page double-spaced statement proposing a research project, including its relevance to the above research interests.
  • A curriculum vitae.

The applicant is responsible for collecting all materials and submitting them as one package to The deadline for applications has been extended to January 18, 2019 at 11.59pm Finnish time. Please, note that late applications will not be considered.

For further information, please contact Teija Tiilikainen ( or Bart Gaens (