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Job Title:  Assistant/Associate/Professor
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  National Defense University
Job Announcement Number:  NDU-13-046-953795

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
Friday, September 06, 2013 to Monday, October 07, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 3 years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort McNair, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


The National Defense University (NDU) is the premier national security institution focused on advanced joint education, leader development and scholarship.

Under the direction and leadership of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the oversight of the Director for Joint Force Development, Joint Staff (J-7), NDU offers a collegial and collaborative academic environment to support the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world. Students are selected for their leadership potential and attend classes at Fort McNair in Washington DC; the Joint forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA; and at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, NC. A variety of on-line courses are offered as well. At NDU, students are encouraged and taught to think creatively, critically, and imaginatively in order to anticipate and overcome future challenges to national security. The curriculum combines information technology and classroom experience with many other aspects such as international travel and exposure; interaction with industry, members of the inter-agency community, and international allies and partners; and participation, research and professional exchanges with local and national consortia of national security academic institutions.


NOTE: Announcement has been amended to update the "Job Summary" section and to add aditional information under the 'Duties" section.


This position is with the National War College.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Background Investigation is required


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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.


7) Serves as a member of the National War College faculty, educating future leaders of the Armed Forces, Department of State, and other civilian agencies for high-level policy, command, and staff responsibilities.


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Assistant Professor:
Master's degree in a relevant discipline required
Substantial (two or more years) professional experience at the undergraduate or graduate level


Associate Professor:
PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant discipline required
5 years documented excellence at the Assistant Professor level at a regionally accredited university involving full-time teaching, service/outreach and scholarship/research accomplishments


PhD in an area relevant to strategic studies required or equivalent terminal degree
7 years of full-time teaching, with a sustained record of excellence and contributions to the curriculum, at a regionally accredited university
5 years or more of significant experience in a field related to national security studies
Significant service/outreach to the University and an exemplary record of scholarship/research and extensive publications of books, monographs and pieces in recognized professional journals.


Specialized Experience: Applicants with expertise in any of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:  Latin America, Africa or Middle East regional expertise; public diplomacy/strategic communications; multilateral and non-government organizations; national/international financial systems; US government interagency processes; information/cyberspace operations; ethics; civil-military relations; terrorism/insurgency; 21st century warfare; homeland security and national security law.


Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.


Travel requirement for this position is seldom (up to 15% of the time).


Applicants will be 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.


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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: 953795. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 


You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. 




  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

  1. 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 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:
DFAS National Defense University DFAS NDU
8899 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN


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. Once a selection is made all applicants will be notified via email.


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

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