Job Overview


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


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