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U.S. Army War College
Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
Posted Date
Aug 10, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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U.S. Army War College


Provost Office


About the Position:


This is a full-time civilian faculty position at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) as provided under Title 10 USC 4021. Initial appointment will be up to five years, the first two years may be a trial period. The appointment may be renewed in one- to five-year increments thereafter. Starting date is negotiable but no later than 5 July 2023. Academic rank and salary will be based on the selectee's academic credentials, experience, and professional accomplishments.




Open & closing dates:  08/08/2022 to 09/09/2022


Salary: $180,639 - $186,748 per year


Location: 1 vacancy at:  U.S. Army War College, 122 Forbes Avenue, Carlisle, PA  17013


Remote job: No


Telework eligible: Yes—as determined by the agency policy.


Travel Required: 25% or less - You may be expected to travel (domestic and/or international) for this position up to 25% of the time.


Relocation expenses reimbursed: Yes— Permanent Change of Station expenses ARE authorized.


Appointment type


Term - 5 years


Work schedule: Full-time -


Service: Excepted


Promotion potential: None


Job family (Series): 0101 Social Science


Supervisory status: Yes


Drug test: Yes


Position sensitivity and risk: Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk


Trust determination process: Suitability/Fitness


Announcement number: NEDQ229972


Control number: 669742800


This job is open to the Public U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


Clarification from the agency: See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.




Advising the Commandant on all academic matters and serving as a key member of the executive leadership team.


Serving as approval authority for academic matters and faculty actions.


Synchronizing efforts to enable academic excellence, research relevance and integration, strategic planning, change management, institutional improvement, and faculty management.


Ensuring delivery of high quality, coherent, and rigorous academic programs, making use of best practices to support joint education, leader development, and scholarship.


Responsible for the relevance and efficacy of all academic program curricula design and delivery, research, and academic support functions.


Ensuring that the College and its programs maintain full Army, regional, and joint military accreditation.


Leading stakeholder engagement for the planning and assessment of academic programs, courses and curricula including new academic program requirement validation, design and development.


Chairing key governance boards and representing the USAWC at the strategic level, particularly in venues relating to academics and professional military education.




Conditions of Employment


Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.


Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance.


Must comply with the Drug Testing Program requirements (pre-employment testing and random testing after being appointed).


Must complete one-year of supervisory probationary period, if not already completed in the Federal service.


Must be available for employment on or about 5 July 2023.




Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


The Provost reports directly to the Commandant (President) and serves as the USAWC's chief academic officer and senior supervisory professor. Although supervisory professors at the USAWC typically possess strong academic credentials, the Commandant selects them principally for their skills in enterprise leadership.


Our intent is to hire as the Provost, an accomplished teacher, scholar, and leader willing to embrace Army values and exert positive and dynamic leadership at the institution level. The Provost must have the capability and temperament to help achieve integration and synergy among the Army War College entities and externally in the education enterprise. The selectee must have expertise in a discipline relevant to national security and familiarity with professional military education at the senior level. Additionally, he/she must have experience in progressively senior positions in higher education. Finally, the selectee must be able to work collegially at a military institution and operate effectively within the federal and military bureaucracies, all while embodying the finest traditions of civilian academia.


To qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your résumé must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is available at (


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):. Applicants will be rated based on the criteria listed below by a panel of subject matter experts appointed with the purpose of identifying the best- qualified candidates.


Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) in a discipline relevant to national security at the strategic level.


Strong executive skills and experience in enterprise leadership. Senior-level experience in government and/or the defense sector is desirable.


At least four years of experience in higher education administrative positions of substantial responsibility in both academic and administrative management. Familiarity with joint professional military education at the senior level is desirable.


Knowledge of the workings of the Department of Defense and the Department of the Army is highly preferred.


Ability to exert strategic influence over complex organizations through envisioning, goal setting, team building, planning, implementing, and assessing.


Experience with joint military and civilian regional academic accreditation.


Record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with the rank of full professor.


Experience building institutional inclusiveness and diversity.


Refined verbal, writing, and representational skills.




FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.


Additional information


Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.


You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial period may be required.


Direct deposit of pay is required.


Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.


Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.


When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable.


If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.


Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.


Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, see job posting.   


Must provide official college transcripts upon request (unofficial transcripts are required at the time of application). Must be available for employment on or about 5 July 2023.




A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


How You Will Be Evaluated


You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.


Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume and supporting documents) will be used to determine whether you meet the experience and education requirements listed on this announcement. If you are one of the top candidates, you may be invited to interview. Depending on the strength of the applicant pool, this process may take several months after the closing date of the job announcement. If selected, you will receive attentative job offer. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.


Required Documents


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes the items listed below. Applications must be submitted by the closing date of this job announcement.


Letter of application addressing the required KSAs and other qualifications, as listed in the QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED section above.


Curriculum vitae or resume.




Academic transcripts (graduate level). Unofficial transcripts are required with your application submission. You must provide official college transcripts upon request.


List of six disinterested professional references (i.e., persons who can affirm the candidate's qualifications but have no stake in the outcome of the selection).


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.


NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:


Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education




Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


How to Apply


To apply for this position, you must submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.


The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on09/09/2022 to receive consideration.


To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.


Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted.


Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.


After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.


You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume and supporting documents) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.


Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.


To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated.


Agency contact information:  Army Applicant Help Desk






Carlisle, PA 17013 US


Next steps


If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.


Fair & Transparent


The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance on the usajobs account.


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy


Reasonable Accommodation Policy


Financial Suitability


Selective Service


New employee probationary period


Signature and false statements


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