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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / PROFESSOR

Employer
National Defense University (NDU)
Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
$105,777.00 - $156,177.00
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Announcement number:  NDU-22-11327007-CC

Control number:  627498000

Summary: This position is for a member of the teaching faculty of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, one of the primary component colleges of the National Defense University (NDU) headquartered at Ft. McNair, Washington, DC.

Duties: Serves as a member of the faculty supporting the mission and academic programs of ES and NDU through teaching and seminar instruction, curriculum scholarship and research, service to the college and university, and engagement with external stakeholders. Promotes a climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff, and administration from a range of diverse backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives. The primary functions are described below: Teaching and Seminar Instruction:

Prepares and conducts graduate-level seminar instruction in the interdisciplinary

  • Reviews course structure, theoretical frameworks, and reading materials, participates in faculty preparation sessions, and prepares personal lesson plans for core courses assigned to teach.
  • Applies teaching methods that stimulate student engagement through faculty-facilitated seminar discussion and experiential learning.
  • Facilitates student understanding of the relevance and application of theoretical frameworks and concepts to practical problems affecting national security and resourcing decisions.
  • Mentors students to enhance their seminar performance, optimize their ES experience, and prepare them for future roles in their professional career.

 Curriculum Scholarship and Research:

  • Participates in the planning, development, upgrade, integration and continuous improvement of the ES program, curriculum, and courses.
  • In addition to the core ES academic program, develops courses and lessons that support seminar instruction in the NDU-wide electives and other NDU programs.
  • As required, assists Industry Study Leads and Course Directors in lesson development, preparing syllabus sheets, lesson plans, and faculty preparation packages.
  • Supports the integration of assigned core courses and industry studies with other portions of the ES curriculum.
  • As applicable, conducts research on topics relevant to the analysis of the national innovation base and (defense) industrial base and their underlying globalized bases.
  • Serves as consultant and adviser to the President, National Defense University, the Commandant, and faculty members, in applying practical experience to current knowledge and research.

 Service to ES and NDU:

  • Performs recurring roles that directly support delivery of the ES academic program each academic year.
  • Leads or supports multidisciplinary capstone exercises.
  • Mentors, counsels, and advises several students in role of primary faculty advisor, supporting their orientation to the school, providing feedback on their initial writing assignment, serving as their liaison/advocate with school administration, and providing input on their year-end student assessment.
  • Serves as research adviser to individual students and student groups performing research on topics of academic interest relevant to national security decision making, other aspects of national security strategy, and the government-industry nexus.
  • As required, assumes rotational curriculum leadership and administrative roles supporting the ES mission, such as Industry Study Lead or Core Course Director, Director of Research, Deputy Chair or Chair of an academic department.
  • Leads or participates in college or university-wide committees related to such areas as strategic planning, accreditation, admissions, etc.
  • Advises leaders, faculty, and staff colleagues in areas of expertise.

 Engagement and Outreach:

  • Participates in outreach activities in furtherance of the mission of the ES and NDU. Advises and consults with senior DOD officials involved in the policy-making process.
  • Maintains professional relationships with ES and NDU stakeholders, and robustly develops professional relationships and standing, domestically and internationally, with senior educators, business leaders, industrialists, and public officials in the fields of the ES program to enlist their services in reinforcing the quality of instruction and to stay abreast of new developments in the fields relevant to the ES curriculum. Maintains standing in professional organizations/associations applicable to the ES mission.

 Performs other duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.
  • 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.
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.ssa.gov/)
  • Must be able and willing to travel both domestically and internationally. Travel is seldom required; typically less than 20 % of the time.

 Required Qualifications:

  1. A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in a discipline or focus area relevant to the ES academic program, such as business, finance, economics, international relations, supply chain management, technology and innovation, political economy, business strategy, industrial and organizational analysis, or similar disciplines/focus areas. Eligibility for Associate Professor or Professor academic ranks requires a doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in a discipline relevant to national security.
  2. Substantial experience teaching in a discipline related to national security, strategic resourcing, supply chain management, technology and innovation, industrial organization, industry analysis, or business strategy at an accredited higher education institution. Demonstrated ability to teach a wide range of topics in an interdisciplinary educational program.
  3. Sustained record of curriculum scholarship and research, to include curriculum development and collaborative contributions in developing and delivering educational programs as well as research published to advance the state of knowledge in areas related to the ES academic program.
  4. Significant experience in faculty mentorship and development, curriculum leadership, academic administration, or similar roles in higher educational institutions or executive education programs.
  5. Sustained record of developing or advancing institutional or academic community partnerships, relationships that leverage cross-component mission success, or networks that influence public policy or the study of national security, strategic resource allocation, and defense industries.

 Desired Qualifications:

  1. Experience analyzing the U.S. national innovation base and (defense) industrial base and their potential contributions to national security, to include study of firms, markets, industry institutions, and government regulation of industry.
  2. Experience with Defense resourcing and industrial mobilization; Defense acquisition, logistics, and supply chain management; industry analysis; economics; strategic leadership.
  3. Knowledge related to U.S., European, Russian, and/or Indo-Pacific national security resourcing, national innovation bases, and national/defense industrial bases.
  4. Knowledge related to the challenges of U.S. Federal debt, principles of international trade and capital flows, drivers of economic growth in emerging market countries (especially China), and the challenges of economic development.
  5. Professional certifications in an area that relate to the ES focus on national security and resourcing strategy, such as Level III certification in one or more Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DA WIA) career fields or comparable certifications in other government agencies or the private sector; certifications in logistics or supply chain specialties; certification in public budgeting and financial management; certification in public policy analysis and program evaluation; or similar.
  6. Experience teaching in a Joint Professional Military Education program, to include supervising students' graduate research and writing projects.
  7. Experience organizing, leading, and participating in graduate and/or senior executive education program study groups involving domestic and international site visits (field studies).
  8. Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary methods and ability to teach a wide range of curriculum relevant to national security and resourcing strategy.

Criteria for Determining Academic Rank: Professor (AD-04): requires an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in a discipline directly related to national security. Individual must have at least eight (8) years, or the instructional equivalent, full-time teaching experience at a regionally accredited university of which at least three (3) must be at the graduate level; a record of scholarship excellence, leadership among peers, and recognition, with a sustained record of contributions to the curriculum; record of engagement and advancement of institutional partnerships, relationships that leverage cross-component mission success, and networks of influence that contribute to national security. Associate Professor (AD-03): requires an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in a discipline directly related to national security. Individual must have at least five (5) years, or the instructional equivalent, full-time teaching experience at a regionally accredited university of which at least two (2) must be at the graduate level; a record of scholarship excellence, leadership among peers, and recognition; record of engagement and advancement of institutional partnerships, relationships that leverage cross-component mission success, and networks of influence that contribute to national security. Assistant Professor (AD-02): Requires an earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education ( or international equivalent) in a discipline directly related to national security. Individual must have education or teaching experience in an academic environment, knowledge of best practices, commitment to lifelong learning, and preferably has at least two (2) years, or the instructional equivalent, of full- time teaching experience at a regionally accredited college or university; scholarship/research resulting in the creation and sharing of new knowledge through teaching or publishing; and aptitude in collaboration across institutional boundaries.

Education Requirement: A Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in a discipline or focus area relevant to the ES academic program, such as business, finance, economics, international relations, supply chain management, technology and innovation, political economy, business strategy, industrial and organizational analysis, or similar disciplines/focus areas. Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

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

To qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described above. A NDU screening panel will review your resume and narrative answers to the hiring criteria to evaluate your qualifications for the position. NDU uses a multi-tier selection process for academic positions. You MUST upload a cover letter separate from your resume addressing the following hiring criteria: Factor 1 Teaching Experience: Describe your experience teaching courses in a discipline related to national security, such as strategic resourcing, supply chain management, technology and innovation, industrial organization, industry analysis, or business strategy at an accredited higher education institution. Please differentiate and quantify how much time you spent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level on a full-time (or equivalent) basis. Factor 2 Curriculum Scholarship and Research: Describe your experience in scholarly activities, collaborative efforts, and contributions to developing and delivering academic programs. As appropriate, describe research or academic applications in which you integrated theory and frameworks from fields such as finance, marketing, economics, logistics, management, technology, innovation, public policy, strategy, science and engineering; experience writing cases and teaching notes; and/or research on U.S., European, Russian, or Indio-Pacific national security resourcing, national innovation bases, and national/defense industrial bases. Factor 3 Academic Leadership and Service: Describe your experience in formal or peer leadership roles that served the interests of an educational or research institution, to include serving in administrative positions, leading interdisciplinary teams, or managing programs within the organization. Explain how you contributed to positive outcomes, such as organizational innovation and institutional collaboration. Factor 4 Engagement and Outreach: Describe your experience establishing and maintaining professional relationships with policy makers in the executive and legislative branches of government, thought leaders in academic and non-profit research institutes, industry leaders, and private-sector executives, both in the United States and abroad. Explain how you would leverage these relationships as a member of the teaching faculty and why they would benefit the ES academic program.

Required Documents: You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications. All conferred degrees and certifications should be included in your resume for full consideration
  2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Cover letter with narrative responses answering hiring criteria questions listed in the "How you will be evaluated" section of this announcement. Failure to submit will result in an ineligible rating.
  4. Other Supporting Documents - Refer to the eligibilities section for documents to submit.

NOTE: Transcripts are not required at time of application submission. Your resume and narrative answers to the hiring criteria will be reviewed by the NDU screening panel to evaluate your qualifications for the position. If selected for an interview, official transcripts will be requested at that time to verify educational requirements are met. Eligibilities Information: The following supporting documents are REQUIRED to verify your individual eligibility status. Not all will apply for each applicant. They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.

  1. SF-50 - (If applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent NDU employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
  2. If you claim Veteran's Preference: - You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active-duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, if you are a current military member in active-duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what the condition of discharge is thought to be. - If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability. - If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
  3. Other documents identified in the announcement.

WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered or uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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 provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below. Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. 1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents. 2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application. 3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. HR Customer Care Center Phone: (317) 212-0454

Email: dfas.indianapolis-in.zh.mbx.dfasmeritcc@mail.mil

Address: National Defense University, 300 5th Avenue, Bldg., 62, Washington, DC 20319

Next steps: Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job. ALL eligible applicants will be referred to NDU which will convene a board to review all of the applicants. NDU will contact the applicants directly they would like to interview. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status.

USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to drive status updates notification for applicants. You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied.

Pay scale & grade: AD 2 - 4

Location: 7 vacancies in the following location:

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

Travel Required: Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 25% or less for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed: No

Appointment type: Term - Not to Exceed 3 years with the possibility for extensions.

Work schedule: Full-time

Service: Excepted

Promotion potential: 4

Job family (Series): 1701 General Education and Training

Fair & Transparent: The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. 

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