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,
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
- Reviews course structure, theoretical frameworks, and reading
materials, participates in faculty preparation sessions, and
prepares personal lesson plans for core courses assigned to
- Applies teaching methods that stimulate student engagement
through faculty-facilitated seminar discussion and experiential
- 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
Curriculum Scholarship and Research:
- Participates in the planning, development, upgrade, integration
and continuous improvement of the ES program, curriculum, and
- 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
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,
- Advises leaders, faculty, and staff colleagues in areas of
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
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
Selected candidates will receive further information during the job
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Experience with Defense resourcing and industrial mobilization;
Defense acquisition, logistics, and supply chain management;
industry analysis; economics; strategic leadership.
- Experience developing or analyzing policies related to U.S.,
European, Russian, and/or Indo Pacific national security
resourcing, national innovation bases, and national/defense
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
You must provide a complete Application Package which
- 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
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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
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
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
Pay scale & grade: AD 3 - 4
Location: 3 vacancies in the following location: Fort McNair,
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
Promotion potential: 4
Job family (Series): 1701 General
Education and Training
Fair & Transparent: The Federal hiring process is setup to
be fair and transparent.