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Assistant/Associate/Professor/Professor of Practice

Employer
National Defense University
Location
Fort Mcnair, Washington D.C.
Salary
$90,853 - $166,513 per year; Pay scale & grade AD 2 - 4
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022
Website
http://ndu.edu

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Security Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Duties

  • The Assistant/Associate/Professor/Professor of Practice contributes to the WJPC's work on defense and security issues in the Western Hemisphere designing policy-relevant academic programs and engagement activities that provide context, promote understanding, establish professional networks and equip hemispheric defense and security professionals to address complex issues effectively. They also demonstrates intellectual leadership by contributing to scholarship and clearly articulating desired goals and anticipated impacts relating to the Perry Center's multidisciplinary work on defense and security issues in the hemisphere. Specifically, they are knowledgeable about: U.S. policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean; the multidisciplinary nature of insecurity in the Western Hemisphere; the nature, scope, and trends relating to Latin America and the Caribbean defense and security sector; national/regional strategies to enhance defense and security outcomes across the hemisphere. The Assistant/Associate/Professor/ Professor of Practice is responsible for: contributing to the Perry Center's portfolio of work in the defense and security realm; developing curricula for academic programs; designing and executing in-residence and virtual courses, workshops and seminars, as well as executive-styled academic programs for senior security sector officials; representing the Perry Center in scholarly and policy events; and producing research products in support of the Perry Center's goals.
  • The incumbent conceptualizes, manages, and coordinates the Perry Center's work relating to defense and security issues in the Western Hemisphere. They identify and articulates goals to maximize the Center's impact within the portfolio of work, develops and implements a strategy to attain goals and measure impact, and catalyzes professional networks and communities of interest.
  • The incumbent develops, implements, and evaluates assigned academic programs. They provide overall direction and management for assigned academic programs by researching scholarly and policy material, designing andragogy, preparing relevant academic material to support programming; building teams of experienced persons to support programs; and preparing instructional guides for adjunct faculty or facilitators. they also assess effectiveness via feedback from participants who, through written evaluations, determine the extent to which programs are meeting the desired objectives.
  • The incumbent serves as advisor to individual participants or groups of participants during and after academic programs. They assist them by explaining key concepts and exploring ways in which they could be applied to problem-solving, policy development and institution strengthening in the countries/organizations represented at the program. They promote careful analysis of complex security-related topics and the development of practical policy-oriented recommendations.
  • The incumbent conducts professional research on defense and security issues pertinent in the Western Hemisphere in support of curriculum preparation and contributes original research to the Perry Center research and publications program. They conduct policy-relevant strategic analysis and scholarly research and publishes findings in scholarly/policy journals.
  • The incumbent maintains a professional network and represents the Perry Center at conferences, functions, and events. They maintain professional relationships in order to solicit input to reinforce the quality of Perry Center programs. They attend relevant workshops, conferences, and other events that provide an interface with a wide variety of institutions and individuals that may contribute to the success of Perry Center programs.
  • The incumbent participates in a range of activities to include serving on administrative committees, leading ad hoc initiatives, and mentoring junior staff.

Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Travel is required. Must be able and willing to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret?security determination to occupy a Non-Critical Sensitive?position within the agency.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.ssa.gov/)
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Proficiency in Portuguese or French is highly desirable.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Assistant Professor Required

An earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field.

Associate Professor Required
An earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field.

Professor Required
An earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field.

Professor of Practice Required
An earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field as well as a minimum of fifteen years of relevant professional experience.

Desired Qualifications
Desired Qualifications
1. Experience in national security policy development with governmental and/or non-governmental organizations.
2. Established network of professional contacts, especially with senior civilian and uniformed actors engaged in the Western Hemisphere's defense and security sector, LACC think tanks, universities, NGOs, and strategic studies centers.

Criteria for Determining Academic Rank

Assistant Professor Required
- An earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field.
- A minimum of 3 years of professional or academic experience working on defense and security issues in Latin America or the Caribbean (LACC) or relevant university-level teaching experience or equivalent level of instructional experience designing courses and teaching multidisciplinary topics relating to defense and security issues at a regionally accredited college or university.
- Deep understanding of contemporary defense and security challenges, trends, and priorities. Demonstrated experience providing direction and management for LACC-focused academic programs by researching scholarly and policy material, designing andragogy, preparing relevant academic material to support programming.
- Demonstrated in-depth experience in conducting scholarly and policy research with publication track record relating to contemporary and emerging security issues in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., region-wide security trends; combating violent extremism and terrorism; enhancing security sector institutional capacity, oversight, and accountability; and security cooperation).
- Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies and organizations.
- Professional fluency in Spanish, English. Portuguese or French is desirable.

Associate Professor Required
- An earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field.
- A minimum of 5 years relevant university-level teaching experience or equivalent level of instructional experience designing curriculum and teaching multidisciplinary topics related to defense and security studies pertinent to Latin America or the Caribbean at a regionally accredited college or university of which a minimum of 2 years must be at the graduate level.
- Deep understanding of contemporary defense and security challenges, trends, and priorities in the Western Hemisphere. Demonstrated experience providing direction and management for LACC-focused academic programs by researching scholarly and policy material, designing andragogy, preparing relevant academic material to support programming.
- Demonstrated in-depth experience in conducting scholarly and policy research with publication track record relating to contemporary and emerging Western Hemisphere defense and security issues (e.g., region-wide security trends; combating violent extremism and terrorism; enhancing security sector institutional capacity, oversight, and accountability; and security cooperation).
Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies and organizations.
- Professional fluency in Spanish, English. Portuguese or French is desirable.

Professor Required
- An earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field.
- A minimum of 8 years relevant university-level teaching experience or equivalent level of instructional experience designing curriculum and teaching multidisciplinary subjects relating to defense and security studies impacting defense and security in the Western Hemisphere at a regionally accredited college or university.
- Deep understanding of defense and security challenges, trends, and priorities in the Western Hemisphere. Demonstrated experience providing direction and management for LACC-focused academic programs by researching scholarly and policy material, designing andragogy, preparing relevant academic material to support programming.
- Demonstrated in-depth experience in conducting scholarly and policy research with publication track record relating to contemporary and emerging defense and security issues in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., region-wide security trends; combating violent extremism and terrorism; enhancing defense/security sector institutional capacity, oversight, and accountability; and security cooperation).
- Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies and organizations.
- Professional fluency in English, Spanish is required. Portuguese or French is desirable.

Professor of Practice Required
- An earned masters degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field.
- A minimum of 10 years professional or academic experience working on defense/security issues impacting the Western Hemisphere. Demonstrated experience/ability to advise Western Hemisphere leaders by explaining key defense and security concepts and exploring ways to apply them to problem-solving, policy development and institution strengthening in Latin American/Caribbean countries/ organizations.
- Deep understanding of Western Hemisphere defense and security challenges, trends, and priorities.
- Excellent multi-lingual communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies and organizations.
- Professional fluency in English and Spanish is required. Portuguese or French skills are desirable.

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.
Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

Education

Education Requirement: Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or, international equivalent, (doctorate preferred) in a discipline directly related to national security, or similar disciplines/focus areas relevant to the duties of this position (education, international relations, public policy, political science, military history, strategic leadership, or related discipline).

Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

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