Expert Political Geography and Demographic Studies

Pennsylvania, United States
$97,000.00 - $133,000.00
Sep 11, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Strategic Studies Institute Seeks Expert on

Political Geography and Demographic Studies


The U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) seeks an expert on political geography and demography to join one of the most dynamic think tanks in the national security research field and help inform and shape U.S. national and defense policy.

The successful candidate for this position will serve as a resident research professor of national security affairs. The responsibilities will be to research, analyze, and publish studies, organize collaborative research groups, conferences, and seminars, and serve as a subject matter expert for the U.S. Army War College and the Department of the Army on political demography and geography as related to U.S. national security. SSI research professors also publish widely through external professional and academic outlets and provide presentations to a wide range of military and civilian audiences.

Research professors design their research and publication agenda in consultation with SSI leadership and, at times, respond to specific strategic research requests. While research, analysis, publication, and collaboration are the primary responsibilities, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the War College’s education mission by developing courseware, teaching classes and seminars, and advising student research projects. Research professors have extensive resources available. In addition to the excellent Army War College library and online sources, research professors draw on the assets of Washington, DC, and undertake regular trips to their region.

The U.S. Army War College is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small, historic town 20 miles west of Harrisburg. It is within an easy drive of a wide range of recreational, artistic, and shopping opportunities. Local public schools are considered very good.

Qualifications. Required qualifications for this position include: (1) master’s degree in geography, demography, or in national security studies, international relations, government, political science, history, regional studies with work relating to political (human) geography; (2) record of scholarly research and publication-or evidence of great potential for same-in areas relevant to political geography or demography; (3) Refined oral and written communication skills, including the ability to serve as a project team lead for collective research projects or as a student advisor for written research projects; (4) established record of teaching demography or political geography at the undergraduate level and (5) possession of, or eligibility for, a Top Secret security clearance. Security clearances shall be authorized only to U.S. citizens. Only candidates who demonstrate all of the required qualifications will be considered. Desired qualifications include: (1) PhD or equivalent evidence of extensive original scholarly research and writing is strongly preferred; (2) experience in the military, government service, or some other strategy-related profession; (3) Subject teaching experience at the graduate or Senior Service College level is preferred.

This appointment may be made at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. Salary is competitive. Research professors are excepted service government employees with renewable contracts averaging three years. The first year of service is probationary.

This job announcement will be released in September 2020 through USAJobs. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the instructions outlined on the USAJobs website:

For additional information or questions, applicants may contact the Director, SSI Research Department, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA.:

Colonel George Shatzer (717) 245-4125

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