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Job Title:  Professor of National Security Affairs
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army War College
Job Announcement Number:  NEDQ13003946941

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

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$82,578.00 to $130,713.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 to Friday, September 20, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Term
1 vacancy 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.  Initial appointment may be up to four years; the first year is probationary.   Appointments may be renewed.  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
  • Permanent Change of Station expenses are authorized
  • Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements
  • Must file annual financial statement
  • Must provide college transcript, upon request


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The Professor of National Security Affairs in the Strategic Studies Institute serves as an expert on military affairs and issues concerning the U.S. Army. In consultation with SSI leadership, designs an annual research and publications agenda that anticipates and develops Army and broader national security issues. This agenda responds to specific requests for research and analysis from the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, The Army Staff, the Joint Staff, the office of the Secretary of Defense, or other elements of the U.S. military. Performs research and publishes SSI studies, journal articles, policy-printed essays and special reports and books or book chapters, which are distributed to military leaders, policymakers, government agencies, think tanks, and academic institutions world-wide. Influences U.S. national security strategy through other types of publications, interviews by the news media, presentations to a wide range of audiences, and congressional testimony.  Other major responsibilities include:


·         Contributes to the educational mission of the U.S. Army War College.

·         Participates in the College’s Annual Strategy Conference.

·         Helps organize professional conferences, seminars, symposia and meetings.

·         Respond to specific strategic research requests on topics that are normally based on the U.S. Army War College Key Strategic Issues List. 

·         Supports the SSI Academic Engagement mission.

·         Directs students’ research with occasional presentations to USAWC classes.

·         Reviews/referees manuscripts for academic journals.

·         Regularly interacts with HQDA, NGB, and OCAR


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

1.   Required Qualifications:


      a.  Advanced degree in a relevant discipline.  Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate and a substantial record of relevant publications.

      b.  Expertise in U.S. national security policy and military strategy.  Preference will be given to those who have been educated as or have substantial practical experience as a national security and military strategist.  

      c.  Comprehensive knowledge of the study of the military profession and broad knowledge of U.S. civil-military relations.

      d.  Well grounded in national security affairs at the strategic level in the areas of policymaking, military strategy formulation, civil-military relations, and the interagency process.

      e.  Service inside and outside the candidate’s organization, especially at the national level.

      f.  Demonstrated ability to draw policy relevant conclusions and formulate actionable recommendations from strategic-level research and analysis.

      g.  Knowledge of, and ability to implement, the human subject research protection policies set forth in 32 CFR 219, 10 USC 980, AR 70-25, AR 40-38, DoDD 3216.02, 21 CFR 50, 21 CFR 56, and 45 CFR 46 (Subparts B, C, and D) and other federal, state, and local laws as they relate to human subject research. 


   2.  Desired qualifications:


a.    Earned doctorate in a relevant discipline.

      b.  Senior Service College graduate.

      c.  Expertise in the area of cyber security strategy and policy at the national level.

      d.  Expertise in the area of Homeland Defense / Homeland Security and Defense Support to Civil Authorities.

      e.  Understanding of the development of national security strategy, defense strategy and military strategy within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Military Service headquarters, combatant commands or other comparable strategy-related position, such as a leading national security policy research institute.

      f.  Strong record of research and publication and other evidence of scholarly recognition and entrepreneurship.

      g.  Skill at presenting research and analysis in academic settings and to senior defense officials and military officers.

      h.  Extensive contacts in the communities that study national security policy, national security strategy, professions and civil-military relations.

      i.  Ability to organize and conduct academic colloquia, seminars and workshops.


   3.  Other qualifications:

a. Only degrees from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. 

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

c. Male applicants born after 31 December 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

d. One year trial/probationary period may be required.

e. Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

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.

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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.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Must be available for employment within 90 days of acceptance.

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
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.



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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 (graduate)

    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 under the What To Expect Next section.

    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.


    Glenn K. Cunningham
    Phone: (717)245-3356
    Agency Information:
    W2H6AA Strategic Studies Institute
    47 Ashburn Drive
    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:


    Dr. Glenn K. Cunningham

    Associate Provost

    U.S. Army War College

    122 Forbes Avenue

    Carlisle, PA  17013-5217


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