United States Army War College
Assistant Professor of American History
Salary range: $82,406 – $106,928
The United States Army War College is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of American History in the Department of National Security and Strategy to begin in the summer of 2023.
The person selected for this position will have a leading role in planning, administering, and teaching core courses on American foreign policy 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, and engage in service in support of USAWC missions. Other duties may include teaching regional studies courses and/or supporting the development and execution of specialized programs in policy, strategy, and outreach. Finally, the applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance from the US government.
The Army War College seeks applicants who would find fulfillment teaching and researching in an environment that intentionally blends scholarly achievement with policy application. It relies on a collaborative and inter-disciplinary teaching environment that emphasizes student engagement. As one of the nation’s premiere institutions for military education, it is a dynamic workplace that mixes academic excellence with practitioner experience to prepare senior level officers and civilians for roles in strategy- and policy-making over the rest of their careers. This importance of the mission, and direct impact that faculty instruction has on national security processes, fosters a culture of mutual respect and collegiality across the department and school. Faculty who are interested in translating their academic expertise into policy debates are encouraged to do so.
This is a fulltime, long-term, civilian faculty position. Initial appointment may be for up to 4 years; the first two years may be a trial period. Appointments may be renewed subject to job performance and availability of funds; reappointments at USAWC are the norm and the position should be considered equivalent to tenure-track. Academic rank and compensation of initial appointment will be offered commensurate with the applicant’s level of experience and qualifications. We are prepared to offer a salary-and-benefits package designed to attract highly talented applicants.
For additional questions about the position, Department of National Security and Strategy, and/or the Army War College, please contact:
Carrie A. Lee
Chair, Department of National Security and Strategy
US Army War College
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below, also known as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). Your curriculum vitae or résumé must clearly describe your relevant experience, and cover letters are encouraged to directly address the required KSAs, as they will be used by the search committee appointed to identify the best-qualified candidates.
1. Must have master’s degree (required) in history, national security studies, international relations, government, political science, or related field. PhD or terminal degree strongly preferred. Doctoral students who expect to complete their Ph.D. prior to July 2023 are eligible and encouraged to apply.
2. Ability to prepare, teach, and lecture on subjects related American foreign policy, grand strategy, and national security decision-making. An established record of superlative teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or Senior Service College level, and experience in seminar-style instruction, is preferred.
3. 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, regional studies, and the strategic use of military force (e.g., assurance, deterrence, coercion, and compellence). Expertise on American foreign policy and/or statecraft is preferred.
4. A record of successful service to the profession and/or engagement with policy debates, including membership in and service to professional (regional, historical, political) scholarly societies, public history initiatives, or military and defense organizations. A record of successful non-governmental work of a similar nature and scope, such as with a think tank, development organization, media organization, or international organization may also be considered service.
Application: To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package via USAJobs at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/679626100. Applications must be postmarked or e-dated by the closing date of this job announcement.