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Job Title:  Assistant/Associate/Professor of National Security Studies
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  National Defense University
Job Announcement Number:  NDU-013-032-839525

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$120,000.00 to $135,000.00 / Per Year
Monday, February 11, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 3 years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort McNair, DC United StatesView Map
All groups of qualified individuals


The National Defense University (NDU) educates military and civilian leaders through teaching, research, and outreach in national security strategy, national military strategy, and national resource strategy; joint and multinational operations; information strategies, operations, and resource management; acquisition; and regional defense and security studies.

The mission of the National War College at National Defense University is to educate future leaders of the Armed Forces, State Department, and other civilian agencies for high-level policy, command, and staff responsibilities. To do this, NWC conducts a senior-level course of study in national security policy and strategy for selected U.S. and foreign military officers and federal officials.

The curriculum emphasizes the joint and interagency perspective. Reflecting this emphasis, 59 percent of the student body is composed of equal representation from the land, air, and sea (including Marine and Coast Guard) Services. The remaining 41 percent are drawn from the Department of State and other federal departments and agencies, and international fellows from a number of foreign countries.

This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment.  Appointment not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.



  • All Qualified Candidates


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1) Prepares and delivers lectures and seminar instruction in the fields of national security policy, national strategy and related subject matter.
2)Serves as course director, providing overall direction and management of a major segment of the core curriculum to include planning course; developing course syllabus, readings and other instructional materials.
3) Participates in the development of future education policies and plans.
4)Assesses student performance in fulfilling education objectives in core seminars, elective courses and regional studies and prepares thorough written evaluations of the extent to which students meet College standards.
5) Conducts research on matters of U.S. national security policy and strategy, analyzes needs and developments in domestic and foreign policy, and makes original and innovative contributions on important national policy and strategy issues.
6) Serves as faculty advisor to students in academic program decisions, in selection of topics for individual and group research, in research methods, and the preparation of papers and oral presentations.


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1. Substantial professional or academic background in the development, analysis, and conduct of policy to allow teaching across a broad range of subjects in the core and elective curriculum.

2. A demonstrated willingness and ability to teach core and elective courses about aspects of national security strategy, both in and outside the candidate’s principal specialty, and willingness to participate in the governance and curriculum development of the National War College. 

3. Professional teaching experience in a related discipline at the university level and preferably graduate level, particularly in a seminar environment.

4. Demonstrated scholarly achievement and/ or policy experience in policy, legal, intelligence or military areas related to the development and implementation of national security strategy and policy. 


Travel requirement for this position is seldom. You may be required to travel less than 15% of the time.


HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants meeting the basic requirements will be further evaluated by information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.



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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 telecommute. To find out more, go to


  • Relocation expenses will not be paid. 
  • This is a National Defense University (NDU) civilian faculty position as provided under Title 10. The first year of employment will be probationary. Appointment NTE 3 years; may be renewed in one to three year increments thereafter.
  • Must agree to sign a Statement Of Understanding explaining the conditions of appointment.



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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. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  4. Check application status or return to a previous or incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 839525. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.  

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line.   If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire:View Occupational Questionnaire

  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire
  3. Fax the completed 1203 FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.   Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


  1. Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.
  2. You may fax or upload copies of your higher education transcripts to verify possession of degree(s) held. Unofficial copies are acceptable at the application phase. You will be required to provide official transcripts at the time of a tentative offer of employment.
  3. Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  4. Veterans Preference Documentation - If applicable, DD-214 (Member 4 copy ), Standard Form 15, and VA Letter


Please do not provide documents that are not listed above or documents that contain your photo or medical records.


Lysa Tender-Taylor
Phone: (317)212-2448
Agency Information:
National Defense University Title X
300 5th Avenue Bldg 62 RM 201
Washington, DC


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, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. 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.


It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.

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