The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is a research institute whose mission is to produce high quality, topical information on international relations and the EU. The purpose of the research carried out by the Institute is to produce focused information of a high standard for use by the academic community and decision-makers, and in public debate.


The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is now seeking a


The statute governing this appointment requires the successful applicant to have a doctorate or equivalent academic record, full familiarity with the field of work of the research institute, and proven managerial skills and experience. The position is open to applicants of any nationality.

The Director will be fully responsible for successfully operating and developing the Institute. Successful performance of these duties will require broad expertise and substantial international experience, preferably in research-related functions, together with evidence of successful management. An excellent disposition for teamwork, and experience of influencing public policy and of the work of think tank organisations will be an advantage.

The term for the Director’s position is five years (1.1.2025-31.12.2029). The salary of the director is 12 672 euro.

The Director will be a public servant attached to the Parliament of Finland, and the candidate will be required to provide the declaration of interests prescribed in section 13 of the Parliamentary Public Servants Act (Laki eduskunnan virkamiehistä, no. 1197 of 2003) before the appointment is finalised. The person selected for the position will need to undergo standard security clearance vetting with the applicant’s consent (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). More information on the security clearance and the applicant’s rights at

Applications must be addressed to the Board of the Institute and submitted to to arrive no later than 4.15 p.m. local time on 6 May 2024. Paper applications can be sent to: Finnish Institute of International Affairs, P.O.Box 425, 00101 Helsinki. Applications will not be returned.

Applications should include a CV of not more than five pages specifying the principal scientific qualifications and achievements and other evidence of competence and distinctions upon which the applicant wishes to rely. A provisional plan of not more than two pages is also requested indicating how the applicant would develop the work of the Institute. Applicants are also asked to attach their list of publications and mark five publications for academic reviewing.

Personal interviews are due to be held in June 2024. For further details of the duties of this position please contact the Chair of the Board of the Institute Klaus Korhonen, tel. + 358 50 308 6846,

Further details of the research work and other operations of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs are available on its website at