Assistant/Associate Professor of National Security Studies

U.S. Army War College
Pennsylvania, United States
$80,153.00 - $117,284.00
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

United States Army War College       

                 Assistant/Associate Professor of National Security Studies

                 Salary range: $80,153 – $117,284







The United States Army War College seeks to fill the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of National Security Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy in the School of Strategic Landpower.




This is a fulltime, long-term, civilian faculty position at the United States Army’s most senior institution for professional military education. Initial appointment may be for up to 4 years; the first two years are probationary; the academic rank of initial appointment will be commensurate with the applicant’s level of experience. Appointments may be renewed. The Army War College educates the top echelon of US military officers of all services, US government civilians, and military officers from scores of foreign countries. It develops strategic leaders by providing a rigorous curriculum of theoretical and professional subjects, leading to a Master’s of Strategic Studies accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.




The person selected for this position will have a leading role in planning, administering, and teaching the core course, “War, Policy, and National Security,” as well as other core and elective courses of the resident education program and associated programs. They will serve as a faculty instructor for one seminar, advise students and serve as project advisor for student research projects. They will also engage in cutting-edge scholarship that advances knowledge in fields relevant to the curriculum; engage in service in support of USAWC missions. Other duties may include teaching regional studies courses and/or supporting the development and execution of the National Security Policy Program. The position comes with a generous compensation package as well as with the many benefits of working at an innovative, vibrant, and collegial military educational institution.


Finally, the applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance from the US government.


Rewards and Compensation:


The person selected would find employment at the Army War College enjoyable, satisfying, and rewarding. They would have the benefit of working at an institution dedicated to his or her scholarly focus. Additionally, the person selected would sense the urgency of the mission, collegiality of the faculty, security of the military environment, quality and diversity of the student body, and climate of cooperation and teamwork. These defining features have long appealed to civilian faculty members who have worked at the Army War College for any length of time.


Compensation is dependent on the applicant’s qualifications and professional experience. We are prepared to offer a salary-and-benefits package designed to attract highly talented applicants.




In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your curriculum vitae or résumé must clearly describe your relevant experience. Applicants will be rated based on the placement factors and Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) listed below by a search committee appointed for the purpose of identifying the best-qualified candidates.


  1. Must have master’s degree (required) in national security studies, international relations, government, political science, history, environmental security, regional studies, or related field. A PhD or other terminal degree is strongly preferred. Doctoral students within six months of completing the degree are eligible (and encouraged) to apply.


  • Must have an established record of superlative teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, or Senior Service College level. Experience at the graduate level is preferred.

  • Ability to prepare, teach, and lecture on subjects related to national security policy and strategy formulation, theories of war and strategy, and other subjects to include political economy, diplomacy, environmental security, or regional studies.

  • Record of scholarly research and publication—or evidence of great potential for such research and publication—in areas relevant to the curriculum, to include national security policy and strategy, international relations, political science, history, political economy, environmental security, regional studies, and the strategic use of military force (assurance, deterrence, coercion, and compellence).



    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes the items listed below. Applications must be postmarked or e-dated by the closing date of this job announcement. Please include the job announcement number on the application.


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    1. Letter of application addressing the required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, as listed in the Qualifications section above.
    2. Résumé or curriculum vitae.
    3. Proof of U.S. citizenship (i.e., birth certificate, passport)
    4. One sample of written scholarship not to exceed 50 pages (Electronic format is preferred, as hard copies will not be returned without a self-addressed and metered envelope.)
    5. Academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate level). Unofficial transcripts are permissible for initial submission of the application, but you must provide official college transcripts upon request.
    6. List of four disinterested professional references (i.e., persons who can affirm the candidate's qualifications but have no stake in the outcome of the selection)
    7. Documentation supporting any request for Veteran’s Preference (such as a DD Form 214 or VA statement of disability)
    8. A short narrative of one page or less that describes how you would contribute to an atmosphere of diversity at the U.S. Army War College through teaching, scholarship, and/or service.


    Both paper and electronic submissions are acceptable, but the latter is strongly encouraged. The preferred method of submission is by e-mail with .pdf attachments. Please note that documents submitted as part of the application may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. For additional information, visit the USAJobs website


    The closing date for applications is 17 May 2021.


    Send applications to:


    U.S. Army War College

    Office of the G1 46 Ashburn Drive (Anne Ely Hall, Room 233) Carlisle Barracks, PA  17013


    (717) 961-2256



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