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Job Title:  Professor of Theater Planning
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army War College
Job Announcement Number:  NEDQ13004887090

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

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$70,416.00 to $91,372.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 to Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 07/31/2014
2 vacancies in the following location:
Carlisle Barracks, PA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
ACADEMIC RANK AND SALARY WILL BE BASED ON EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE.  This is a civilian faculty position at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) as provided under Title 10 USC 4021.  Appointments are not to exceed 31 July 2014.  Appointments may be renewed in one- to five-year increments thereafter.  The student body consists of US military officers of all services in the ranks of lieutenant colonel and colonel, upper-level civilians from federal agencies, and foreign military officers.

The Carlisle Barracks is an installation at the center of the Army and Department of Defense senior leadership educational programs.  The historic post supports USAWC missions, including those of the School of Strategic Landpower, Center for Strategic Leader Development, the Strategic Studies Institute and USAWC Press, and the Army Heritage and Education Center.  Carlisle Barracks also hosts the Dunham U.S. Army Health Clinic.  The post is a vibrant, cutting-edge workplace that supports the education and training of tomorrow's military leaders.  Carlisle Barracks is one of central Pennsylvania's leading and most respected employers.

Who May Apply: United States Citizens


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • Must be able and willing to travel frequently worldwide
  • Must be available for emploment within 90 days of acceptance
  • Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements
  • Must file annual financial statement
  • Must provide college transcript, upon request


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The selected candidate will participate in the planning, administration, management, and teaching of resident education curriculum and programs for USAWC students. The incumbent will have major responsibilities in the following areas: (1) developing educational programs for the USAWC Resident Course with an emphasis on the analysis of theater strategy, campaign plans, contingency operations, crisis action operations, and theater security cooperation activities; (2) teach courses related to the development of theater strategy, campaign plans, contingency operations, crisis action operations, and theater security cooperation activities; (3) review emerging concepts and joint and service doctrine, and (4) participate in exercises in support of the curriculum. In addition, the incumbent will serve as: a faculty instructor for one USAWC seminar, a faculty advisor for five to six USAWC students, and serve as a project advisor for student research projects.


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Selective Placement Factors/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):   Applicants will be rated on the criteria listed below by a search committee appointed with the purpose of identifyingthe best-qualified candidates.

1. Must have an established record of superlative teaching at the graduate or Senior Service College levels.


2. Demonstrated knowledge and expertise within the Joint Staff, Geographic or Functional Combatant Commands, Joint Task Force(s), or Subordinate Component Commands of Geographic or Functional Combatant Commands or Joint Task Force(s).


3. Ability to prepare, coordinate, supervise, teach, and lecture on subjects related to item (3) above, as well as the subject areas of the development of theater strategies, theater campaign plans, and contingency plans.


4. Experience in the U.S. military strategic and theater-strategic planning organizations supporting interagency planning for complex contingencies and international crisis response and management.


5. The ability to conceptualize, design, and write lesson plans that support the Resident Course at the USAWC.


6. Ability to construct, organize, coordinate, manage, and supervise graduate-level educational courses, research, and outreach programs to increase professional and competence of other faculty and students in national security studies.


7. Demonstrated communication skills including publication in books, professional journals, submission of papers for examination, course development, and lecture presented.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience.

Foreign education must be evaluated for US equivalency in order to be considered for this position.  Please include this information on your resume.

Other Requirements:
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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.

Direct Deposit of Pay is required.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  


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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable  



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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the items listed below.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

    1.  Letter of Application

    2.  Resume or Curriculum Vitae

    3.  Samples of scholarship (will not be returned)

    4.  Academic Transcripts (undergraduate andgraduate)

    5.  List of five professional references, three of whom are disinterested

    Both paper and electronic submissions are acceptable, but the latter is strongly encouraged.  

    Send complete applications to the Associate Provost, using the contact information shown below.


    Ms. Julie T. Manta

    Associate Provost

    U.S. Army War College

    122 Forbes Avenue

    Carlisle, PA  17013-5237



    Application must be postmarked by the closing date of this job announcement. Announcement closes at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) Eastern Time.

    Please Note:  Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.


    Please see the list of required documents in the How To Apply section above.


    David D. Dworak
    Phone: (717)245-3561
    Agency Information:
    W2H6AA US Army War College DMSPO
    122 Forbes Avenue
    Carlisle, PA


    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  Please follow all instructions carefully.


    Requests for further information may be submitted to:

    COL David Dworak

    U.S. Army War College

    122 Forbes Avenue

    Carlisle, PA  17013-5237



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