National Defense University (NDU) is the premier U.S. professional military education institution for joint warfighters and other national security leaders from the U.S. and more than 70 countries, developing their critical and strategic thinking skills to confront the current and future challenges of the global security environment and prevail in war, peace and competition. This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for renewal.
This job is open to - The public. U.S. Citizens, Nationals, or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
The National Defense University (NDU) is recruiting for a Director, Institute for National Strategies Studies (INSS). INSS is NDU's dedicated research component. Major duties are as follows:
- Research Program Planning and Leadership including: Providing strategic support to executive-level DOD decision-maker. Creating new, cutting-edge knowledge that best prepares students for their roles as National Security leaders in an unpredictable and complex world. Developing and maintaining relationships with senior official in DoD and other U.S. Government agencies, the Congress, senior foreign government officials, and research organizations in the United States and overseas to ensure the currency and relevance of NDU research and strategic support programs.
- Evaluating the relevance of NDU research and strategic support programs to key DoD consumers and takes appropriate action to improve the utility, timeliness and quality of research studies and leader development.
- The incumbent acts as the fiscal steward of the use of public funds and develops proposals that sustain a relevant research business model in an era of increased economic challenges and fiscal oversight.
- Personnel management and ensuring Equal Employment Opportunity: The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that vacant positions are filled in a timely fashion with highly qualified individuals.
- The incumbent clearly articulates and enforces annual performance standards and executes an annual appraisal process that rewards effective performance, provides clear and constructive feedback, and developmental support, especially for more junior faculty.
- Organizational Representation/Liaison:
- The incumbent performs liaison with high-level visitors from US Government agencies, the Congress, foreign governments, civilian and military academic institutions, professional associations, and others.
Conditions of Employment
Education Requirement: Must have a Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution or international equivalent. Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.
- 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.
- Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution or international equivalent.. Substantive experience leading influential, diverse research programs. Substantive experience in senior positions involving the development and execution of defense or defense-related policy. Demonstrated ability to form and sustain relationships with senior officials in DoD and other U.S. Government agencies, the Congress, senior foreign government officials, and research organizations in the United States and overseas. Strong record of innovation and institutional improvement.
- Demonstrated ability to lead collaboratively, manage a diverse workforce, with strong interpersonal and communications skills to build effective and productive relationships
- Strong knowledge of interagency interaction and processes to include experience with senior DoD or DoD related executives across the whole of government, at some level or capacity.
- Familiarity with the budget and resource process within the Department of Defense.