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Prepares and conducts graduate level seminar instruction in the interdisciplinary academic program, focused on national security topics. Applies teaching methods that stimulate student engagement through faculty facilitated seminar discussion and experiential learning.
Participate in the development and implementation of the University's academic programs, research, and creation of scholarly knowledge.
Provide students with counseling, mentoring, and assessment of their academic performance.
Participates in engagement and outreach activities in furtherance of the NDU mission. Advises and consults with senior DOD officials involved in the Defense policy-making domain.
Provides service to the College and University community through rotating roles, to include serving and/or leading College or University-wide committees related to such areas as strategic planning, accreditation, admissions, etc.; advising leaders, faculty and staff colleagues in areas of expertise; and participating in College/University activities.
Promotes a climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff, and administration from a range of diverse backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment: Must be a U.S. Citizen.
If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of determining appropriate workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, testing, travel, and quarantine.
This is a Non-Critical Sensitive position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Qualifications: An earned master's degree or other international equivalent terminal degree (doctorate preferred) from a regionally accredited university in a discipline directly related to national security.
Education or teaching experience in an academic environment, knowledge of best practices, and commitment to lifelong learning, with at least two years, or the instructional equivalent, of full-time teaching experience at a regionally accredited college or university.
A substantial record of excellence in teaching, research and outreach in a discipline related to national security strategy.
Professional knowledge of instructional best practices and experience in developing instructional materials, with emphasis on graduate-level teaching methodology and adult learning. Sustained record of excellence and leadership of scholarship among peers and external recognition of excellence related to national security.
Knowledge of national security affairs, international relations, political economy, public policy, national security strategy formulation, national security decision making processes, and defense decision making processes.
Experience utilizing leadership and management skills in an academic setting or similar complex organization to include service in senior executive or management positions. Proven understanding of the professional lexicon and related communications skills.
Aptitude in collaboration across institutional boundaries and the ability to develop relationships and coordinate with leaders across government and industry.
Experience leading study groups in domestic and international interactions and maintaining professional relationships with campaign planners, officials in the U.S. Government, congressional staffs, non-governmental and/or academic organizations.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Degree in political science, international relations, international political economy, or another discipline related to national security.
Experience teaching Joint Professional Military Education.
Experience counseling/mentoring students to include advising on graduate research and writing.
Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: African, Asian, European, or Middle Eastern security.
Demonstrated expertise in International Economics, Finance, or Emerging Technology.
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education Requirement: Assistant Professor requires an earned master's degree, doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree preferred, in a field related to national security. Education or teaching experience in an academic environment, knowledge of best practices, and commitment to lifelong learning, and preferably has at least two years, or the instructional equivalent, of full-time teaching experience at a regionally accredited college or university, scholarship/research resulting in the creation and sharing of new knowledge through teaching or publishing; and aptitude in collab institutional boundaries. Associate Professor requires an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree related to national security. Requires 5 years teaching experience, with at least 2 years graduate, record of excellence and leadership of scholarship among peers, and external recognition of excellence and record of advancement of institutional partnerships, relationships that leverage cross-component mission success, and networks of influence that contribute to national security. Professor requires an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree in a field related to national security. Documented experience in full-time graduate-level teaching at a regionally accredited university or college for at least 8 years of which at least three years must be at the graduate level, sustained record of excellence and leadership of scholarship among peers and external recognition of excellence and a sustained record of advancement of institutional partnerships, relationships that leverage cross-component mission success, and networks of influence that contribute to national security. Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.
Remote Job: No.
Telework Eligible: Yes, as determined by the agency policy.
Travel Required: Occasional travel. Travel is seldom required (less than 20%).
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No.
The NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute. Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.
Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf