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Daniel K. Inouye, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
Hawaii, United States
Competitive Salary
Start date
Jul 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Security Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) is a Department of Defense executive education institution that educates, empowers, and connects current and future leaders and security practitioners from the Indo-Pacific region. The Center offers executive education programs that includes courses, workshops and dialogues in Honolulu and the broader Indo-Pacific region. 

DKI APCSS addresses traditional and non-traditional security issues, including the relationship between governance and the security sector; issues associated with a free and open Indo Pacific, transnational threats such as terrorism, violent extremism, and trafficking; maritime security; crises management; cyber governance; and whole-of-society collaboration to include the role of women, peace and security. The audience of Fellows are mid- to senior-level civilian and military officials from all over the world. The capacity-building mission is accomplished through focused executive education, leader development, regional outreach engagement, strategic dialogues, professional exchanges, and policy-relevant research. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia- Pacific Center for Security Studies is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Center invites applications for a: 


The College of Security Studies is searching for a world-class security practitioner and educator to teach, facilitate discussion, and conduct research on the security implications of climate change – particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. 

Responsibilities for full professor faculty members include: 

  • Educating, connecting, and empowering international and U.S. leaders and security practitioners on security issues
  • Making positive contributions to a collegial, team-centric working environment of transparency, mutual respect, and inclusion
  • Leading teams of peers to accomplish objectives
  • Creating and presenting executive education content that spurs discussion, reflection, and learning among the audience
  • Facilitating objective-based discussions among fellows that encourage consolidation of learning
  • Contributing to distinguished visitor engagements with subject matter expertise
  • Performing various administrative and institutional duties to support the executive education functions of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center
  • Occasionally conducting official travel to engage with international and U.S. leaders and security practitioners
  • As assigned: developing, managing, coordinating, conducting and assessing all aspects of engagements, including courses, workshops, and dialogues 

In this era of climate change, every aspect of security is affected by the changes in the environment. Climate change is exacerbating existing Indo-Pacific security challenges and introducing new, often under-appreciated, and potentially severe challenges to regional security, stability and prosperity. Access to food and water, viability of infrastructure, mass migration, ability to sustain livelihoods, and adequacy of energy resources are just some of the issues at stake. DKI APCSS is seeking a faculty member who can offer deep insight into climate change as a driver of Indo-Pacific regional security challenges: the predicted climate changes, how those changes might impact the people and nations of the region, and how fellows can conceptually frame the challenges in ways that help prepare them to best address the challenges.     

Essential selection criteria for SECURITY IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE full professor: 

  • Strong grasp of climate change models and the environmental changes they predict
  • Deep understanding of how predicted environmental changes will impact traditional and non-traditional security factors: food, water, infrastructure, economy, energy and weather among others
  • General understanding of Indo-Pacific security dynamics: current tension points, politics, inter- and intra-state relations, economics, energy resources, history, population/demographics, culture, etc.
  • Knowledge of key public and private actors and networks that can contribute to developing strategies to contend with climate-induced security challenges
  • Ability to recommend policy objectives to mitigate risks and adapt to climate change 

The following are preferred attributes: 

  • Doctoral or Master’s degree in a formal, natural or social scientific field (examples include but are not limited to Environmental Science, International Relations, Economics, Political Science)
  • Experience living or working in the Indo-Pacific Region
  • Proven ability in teaching and seminar facilitation
  • Proven ability to function as an effective, collaborative team member
  • U.S. citizen; or foreign national who has resided in the U.S. for three of the last five years and is eligible for H-1B work visa
  • If a male born after December 31, 1959, must certify registration with the Selective Service System, or be exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law 

Desirable selection criteria: 

  • Experience working in multinational settings at the operational, strategic, or policy level 

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Salary range is $126,807 - $192,315 inclusive of locality pay (19.56%) and cost of living allowance (COLA), currently 10.28% but subject to change. All faculty at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies are employed on a limited term, excepted-service positions, for up to three years, with the possibility of renewal. Relocation expenses may be authorized. 

Interested candidates must submit the following items by email to Please ensure you type the title of the position you are apply to in the subject line of email: 

  • LETTER OF INTEREST. Provide a brief description of your professional goals, personal interests, and desired areas of study.
  • CURRICULUM VITAE. Should reflect the following: educational background, teaching experience, climate- or security-related work experience, publications, and salary history.
  • Application deadline: Open until filled. Cut off: 03 AUG 2021 from publication of solicitation.
  • Applications will be considered against current faculty requirements.
  • Application packages will be retained for one year.
  • Application materials become the property of the U.S. Department of Defense and will not be returned.
  • Individuals selected for interviews will be asked to provide bona fide transcripts from the academic institutions granting their advanced degree(s) and two samples of their publications.
  • The Department of Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.
  • U.S. Citizenship is not required; however, applicants must be eligible for an H1B or other work visa.
  • The Department of Defense provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact the Center’s Human Resources Department at to ensure that the Department of Defense can consider such a request. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Learn more about the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies by visiting:
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