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Professor of Educational Methodology

U.S. Army War College
Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
$94,724-$128,865 per year
Posted Date
Mar 6, 2023




U.S. Army War College

School of Strategic Landpower




  • Open & closing dates

 03/06/2023 to 04/17/2023


  • Salary

$94,724 - $128,865 per year


  • Pay scale & grade

AD 00


  • Location

1 vacancy in the following location: Carlisle Barracks, PA


  • Remote job - No
  • Telework eligible – Yes – as determined by the agency policy.
  • Travel Required – Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position up to 5% of the time. Relocation expenses reimbursed – Yes – Permanent Change of Station expenses may be authorized. Appointment type – Term – 3 years; Reappointments at the USAWC are the norm, subject to job performance and availability of funding.
  • Work schedule – Full Time
  • Service - Excepted
  • Promotion potential – None.
  • Job family (Series) -0101 Social Science
  • Supervisory status - Yes
  • Security clearance - SECRET Drug test - No Position sensitivity and risk – Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
  • Trust determination process – National Security

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About the Position:
This is a full-time civilian faculty position as provided under Title 10 USC 4021. The initial appointment may be up to 3 years, the first of which may be a trial period. The appointment may be renewed in one-to-five-year increments thereafter. Academic rank and salary will be based on the selectee's academic credentials, experience, and professional accomplishments.


This job is open to the Public




Clarification from the agency


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




  • Apply instructional design theories, practice, and methods in the course development and revision processes to support resident, distance, and blended courses. Design and build courses in collaboration with subject matter experts (SMEs). Promote and train faculty to utilize evidenced-based instructional and course design principles. Monitor developments in andragogy, and effective practices in curriculum design and delivery. Collaborate with faculty and administrators to align outcomes, assessments, and activities. Assist SMEs in the completion of curriculum maps. Facilitate the design of rubrics that align with learning outcomes. Build courses in the learning management system and design policies for teaching within the learning management system. Create engaging education content using current technologies to include: highlight videos, course materials, quick reference guides, and other training materials. Ensure timely response to end-user inquiries and adjustments to learning materials as needed. Conduct presentations for various groups including leadership. Evaluate existing and emerging technologies, processes, products, services and leading industry performance benchmarks. Supervise a team of instructional systems specialists, information technologists, and postdoctoral fellows. Assist with accreditation activities. Participate in occasional institutional site visits and academic conferences. Lead the multi-day New Faculty Development program by planning session content, developing associated materials, coordinating logistical support, and synchronizing outcomes with stakeholders. Design, implement, and evaluate faculty development programs on topics related to curriculum design, instructional strategies, educational technology, and student assessment. Conduct research and internal/external service.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisors.



Conditions of Employment


  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. Must be ale to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance. May be required to complete a one-year supervisory probationary period if not already completed within the Federal service.
  • Must be available for employment not later than 1 July 2023.



Who May Apply:
U.S. Citizens

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.

The Professor of Educational Methodology supports program offerings across a variety of modalities including resident, blended, distance, and synchronous and asynchronous content delivery. The Professor of Educational Methodology works directly and collaboratively with program directors and staff, instructors, faculty and subject matter experts to research, plan, design, develop, evaluate, and revise courses and training materials. The Professor of Educational Methodology will emphasize best practices in instructional design and effective use of technology for teaching and learning, including accessible and inclusive design principles.

- Earned graduate degree from an accredited institution in a discipline relevant to education, such as higher education, curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, or educational psychology. While a terminal degree is preferred, candidates within six months of completing a Ph.D. or Ed.D. are encouraged to apply.

- Evidence of experience designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating faculty development programs at the institutional level.

- Ability to model and teach best practices in instruction with an emphasis on the purposeful use of educational technology.

- Ability to produce high-quality research, writing, and presentations related to the scholarship of teaching and learning that bridges the gap between theory and practice.

- Experience in research methodology (to include quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research), psychometrics, and data visualization is valued.

- Strong interpersonal, written communication, and oral communication skills in complex, dynamic, and interdisciplinary environments.

- Ability to work collegially with diverse (military, civilian, international) graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators and foster connections with networks external to the institution.

- Evidence of experience supervising highly qualified and distributed teams.

Job Requirements:
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university in instructional technology, education, information technology, curriculum design, higher education leadership, or adult learning; Ph.D. preferred.

- Minimum 5 years of experience in higher education. Teaching experience is preferred.

- At least 5 years of experience in instructional technology, education, information technology, information sciences, course design, curriculum design, e-learning, or curriculum design.

- Experience interacting with multi-disciplinary faculty and stakeholders at the college level.

- Experience with technologies like Canvas, Turnitin, Peerceptiv, Camtasia, SharePoint, and other Office 365 applications.

- Comprehensive knowledge of current instructional theories and principles applicable to both online and instructor-led programs face-to-face instruction.

- Experience with adult learning theories, interactive training, e-learning design principles, and on demand instruction and evaluation methods.




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. One 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. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. Must provide official college transcripts, upon request. Unofficial transcripts are suitable for application purposes.
  • Must be available for employment not later than 1 July 2023.
  • Benefits

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, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the experience and education requirements listed on this announcement. If you are one of thetop 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 a tentative 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


- Letter of application addressing the Job Requirements AND Qualifications listed above.

- Curriculum vitae or résumé.

- One sample of written scholarship not to exceed 50 pages.

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

- List of three 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.


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 complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on04/17/2023 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, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) 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. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

Agency contact information


 Army Applicant Help Desk






Carlisle, PA 17013

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.


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