Assistant/Associate/Professor/Professor of Practice

William J. Perry Center
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies is hiring an experienced faculty member to contribute to its multidisciplinary work on defense and security issues in the Western Hemisphere. The individual hired will support by providing thought-leadership, organizing in person and virtual courses, seminars and other executive-styled academic programs for senior professionals, contributing to research and strategic thinking, and maintaining productive professional networks. 

This is a full-time civilian faculty position at the William J. Perry Center as provided under United States Code for Title 10 Faculty (USC 342). Initial appointment will be for three years. Salary will be based on the selectee’s academic credentials, experience and professional accomplishments.



Candidate must have received a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related discipline or field. A doctorate's degree is required for the Associate and Professor level academic ranks. Must have a minimum of 3 years of professional or academic experience working on defense and security issues in Latin America or the Caribbean (LACC) or relevant university-level teaching experience. Candidate must have a deep understanding of contemporary defense and security challenges, trends, and priorities. Demonstrated experience providing direction and management for LACC-focused academic programs by researching scholarly and policy material, designing andragogy, preparing relevant academic material to support programming. Demonstrated in-depth experience in conducting scholarly and policy research with publication track record relating to contemporary and emerging security issues in the Western Hemisphere. Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies and organizations. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain professional networks and represent the Perry Center at conferences, functions, and events that interface with a wide variety of institutions and individuals that contribute to the success of Perry Center programs. Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Portuguese or French is highly desired.  Candidate must demonstrate ability to communicate at a professional level in the required languages.

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