Job Overview


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.


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.