Our employment page is updated regularly, and all new job openings are also posted to CIGI's Twitter account (@CIGIonline). Whether or not employment or volunteer opportunities exist at a given time, all applications and resumes sent to [email protected] are kept in an active file for three months. Resumes will be acknowledged only for those candidates under consideration for an interview.

We encourage you to return to our careers page often and explore our website to learn more about what CIGI has to offer.


Publications Editor

Closing Date: Wednesday 7, May 2014
A dynamic and innovative organization of leading researchers, policy practitioners and other professionals, CIGI has a unique opening for a Publications Editor. The Publications Editor is responsible for editing written outputs from CIGI’s research programs. CIGI publications include policy briefs, papers, conference reports, books, commentaries and other written materials. The position reports to the Managing Editor, Publications.

International Law Research Program Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application Requirements & Eligibility

CIGI invites post-doctoral researchers (PDFs) from Ontario and Canada-wide to take part in its International Law Research Program (ILRP). CIGI offers a two-year fellowship; consideration will be given to extensions based on performance and funding availability. Applications will occur regularly throughout the year.

International Law Research Program Graduate Scholarship Application Requirements & Eligibility

The Scholarship Program under the International Law Research Program (ILRP) is designed to enhance opportunities for graduate students who wish to develop expertise in one or more of ILRP's core streams. CIGI invites students from Ontario and Canada-wide who are enrolling or are currently enrolled in full-time graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels in a related discipline of academic study to take part in the ILRP.

Research Fellow, Global Security & Politics

Closing Date: Wednesday 30, April 2014
CIGI has openings for 2 full-time resident Research Fellow positions carrying a one year contract with a possible extension of an additional year. Reporting to the Director, Global Security & Politics, Research Fellows will contribute to the design and implementation of the program research and policy analysis, including some related administrative tasks. Successful candidates are also expected to participate and be engaged in program’s broader activities, such as, for instance, seminars and conferences.

International Law Research Program (ILRP) Fellowship Application Requirements/Eligibility

CIGI invites leading scholars, senior practitioners and legal experts in the government or private sector to take part in its International Law Research Program (ILRP). CIGI offers multi-year full time contracts, ranging from one to five years in length with the possibility of extension or renewal based on mutual interest and agreement. Fellows will lead and conduct research; publish in their areas of interest; supervise and mentor junior researchers and students; and conduct outreach activities. 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities

CIGI invites post-doctoral fellows interested in global governance and policy-relevant research to consider the CIGI Campus in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, as a preferred location for their residency. CIGI post-doctoral fellows are also welcomed as visiting post-doctoral scholars with the Balsillie School of International Affairs. All fellows are required to secure funding from external fellowships (for example, Canada’s Social Sciences Humanities Research Council).