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Graphic Designer - Part-Time

Closing Date: Friday 28, November 2014
The Graphic Designer designs publications, communications and marketing materials in support of CIGI’s research programs, public affairs and operations. The designer may be involved in all stages, from concept and strategy, to production and promotion. The designer is both highly creative and technically skilled, is comfortable working in multiple formats in a fast-paced environment, and is adept at working with people across many departments and other creative professionals. This position reports to the Managing Editor, Publications.

Publications Editor

Closing Date: Friday 28, November 2014
The Publications Editor will be responsible for editing written outputs from CIGI’s research program in international law, which also engages in cross-cutting work with CIGI’s other research areas. CIGI publications include books, policy briefs, papers, conference reports, commentaries and other written materials. This position reports to the Managing Editor, Publications.

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).