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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE / PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE

Employer
National Defense University
Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
$126,059.00 - $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-22-11326582-CC

Control number: 627498900

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.

Requirements:  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.
  2. Documented record of outstanding performance as an accomplished defense, government, or private sector practitioner in fields related to national security strategy, strategic resourcing, and policy, such as the national innovation system; commercial/defense industrial base; supply chain management; acquisition, sustainment, logistics; research and development, advanced technology, or similar fields.
  3. Significant and relevant professional experience in leadership and decision-making positions that entail setting organizational direction or public policy, such as strategic planning, defining requirements, allocating resources; budgetary and financial management; directing research and development; and/or formulating or effecting national security policies, strategies, or resource allocation decisions.
  4. Documented experience managing programs or projects related to developing and acquiring capabilities that support national security and defense; managing sustainment and supply chains; and/or experience analyzing the private sector or its interactions with Government to include preparing analyses and publications/reports of US and global private-sector firm and industry strategies, practices, perspectives, capabilities, and limitations of the government­ private sector interface.
  5. Demonstrated aptitude in collaborating across institutional boundaries as illustrated through established and current professional network relationships with industry leaders, policy makers in the executive and legislative branches of government, or policy experts in academic, non-profit, or research institutions, domestically and/or abroad.

 Desired Qualifications:

  1. A doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in a discipline related to the ES focus on national security and resource strategy.
  2. 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.
  3. Experience with Defense resourcing and industrial mobilization; Defense acquisition, logistics, and supply chain management; industry analysis; economics; strategic leadership.
  4. Experience developing or analyzing policies related to U.S., European, Russian, and/or Indo ­Pacific national security resourcing, national innovation bases, and national/defense industrial bases.
  5. Knowledge or policy experience related to 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Experience teaching undergraduate, graduate, or executive courses in areas related to national security and resource strategy and/or experience organizing and leading study groups involving domestic and international site visits (field studies).

Criteria for Academic Title: Professor of Practice (AD-04): Requires an earned master's / degree doctoral degree and at least ten (10) years of public service, professional achievements, specialized certifications, and/or regional, national, or international prominence in defense, government, or the private sector. Must have topical expertise, knowledge, outreach, and contributions that add value to critical elements of the Eisenhower School curriculum. Associate Professor of Practice (AD-03): Requires an earned master's degree and at least seven (7) years of public service, professional achievements, specialized certifications, and/or regional, national, or international prominence in defense, government, or the private sector. Must have topical expertise, knowledge, outreach, and contributions that add value to critical elements of the Eisenhower School curriculum.

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.

Additional information: NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long-term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telework. This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension. The position is governed by 10 USC 1595 and NDUI 1416.01 dated March 2017. Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months. Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

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: Practitioner Experience in Desired Fields: Describe your experience as a practitioner in fields related to national security strategy, strategic resourcing, and policy, such as the national innovation system; commercial/defense industrial base; supply chain management; acquisition, sustainment, logistics; research and development, advanced technology, or similar fields. As appropriate, reference specific assignments or publications listed in your curriculum vitae or resume to support and substantiate your narrative. Factor 2: Setting Organizational Direction/Policy: Describe your professional experience in defense, government, or private-sector positions that entailed developing and executing business strategy, strategic planning, financial management; industry and firm analysis; planning and defining requirements; managing sustainment and supply chains, research and development, or human capital; and/or experience formulating or effecting national security policies, strategies, or resource allocation decisions. Factor 3: Managing or Analyzing Private Sector-Government Interaction: Describe your experience managing programs or projects related to developing or acquiring capabilities that support national security/defense; managing sustainment and supply chains; formulating or analyzing public policy governing national resourcing, trade, or the government's interface with industry; and/or experience analyzing the private sector and its interactions with the Government to include: interdisciplinary analyses of US and global private-sector firm and industry strategies, practices, perspectives, capabilities, and limitations. As appropriate, describe the extent and level at which you affected significant decisions and/or document with references to publications (books, reports, monographs, or peer-reviewed publications). Factor 4: Engagement and Outreach: Describe your established and current professional relationships with industry leaders, policy makers in the executive and legislative branches of government, or policy experts in academic and non-profit organizations, domestically 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 3 - 4

Location: 3 vacancies in the following location: Fort McNair, DC

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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