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Job Title:  Assistant-Professor / Associate-Professor / Professor
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  National Defense University
Job Announcement Number:  NDU-14-002-983074

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,467.00 to $140,000.00 / Per Year
Thursday, November 07, 2013 to Friday, December 13, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 3 years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort McNair, DC View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


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.


This position is at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, Strategic Leadership Deparment, at the National Defense University.  The students are US and foreign officers in the rank of captain/commander in the Navy and Coast Guard and in the rank of colonel/lieutenant colonel in the other services as well as civilians in the grade of GM/GS 14-15 and SES, and civilian equivalents in other federal agencies, foreign governments, and in the private sector.  NDU is fully accredited to award a Master's Degree from the Middle States Association and is considered the nation's premier Joint Professional Military (JPME) University.


NDU invites interested persons to apply for a position as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor of Strategic Leadership, which is currently available at The Eisenhower School for the year term commencing on or about 1 May 2014.




  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance


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  • Develop and conduct graduate-level seminar instruction in the ES Strategic Leadership core curriculum, in the NDU-wide electives program, and in one or more of the following ES multidisciplinary courses: Industry Analytics, Industry Studies, National Security Strategy and Resourcing, and International Comparative Business Environment.
  • Teach at the graduate level using the Socratic Method as well as adult and experiential learning techniques, focusing on strategic leadership and organizational change/transformation. 
  • Design academic curriculum, courses and syllabi to include the use and assessment of practical exercises and case study analysis.
  • Serve as the Director of the ES Individual Assessment and Development Programs.  He/she will oversee and administer all aspects of the current Executive Assessment and Development Program (EADP) or its successor, by which students at the ES, National War College (NWC) and other outreach clients take a battery of self-assessment instruments, get a 360 degree evaluation, and then receive counseling on the results and executive development coaching. 
  • Serve as a primary faculty advisor to several students. 
  • Serve as a research advisor for selected students conducting and presenting graduate-level research.
  • Train counselors or executive coaches as required. 
  • Assist in the implementation of major changes at the university. 
  • Develop individual assessment and development programs.
  • Research issues for publication related to strategic leadership and national security.
  • Mentor students in multidisciplinary capstone "wicked problem" exercises, and counsel students in executive assessment and development.


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For the Professor position:  Applicants must possess an earned doctoral degree with an academic specialty focusing on effective leadership at the strategic level of large organizations, have significant professional experience in this area, documented outstanding full-time teaching at a regionally-accredited university or college for at least seven years, significant service/outreach to the university or college, and an exemplary record of scholarship/research.


For the Associate Professor position:  Applicants must possess an earned doctoral degree with an academic specialty focusing on effective leadership at the strategic level of large organizations, have progressive professional experience in this area, and documented excellence at the assistant professor level at a regionally-accredited university or college involving full-time teaching for at least five years, service/outreach to the university or college, and a record of scholarship/research.


For the Assistant Professor position:  Applicants must possess a master's degree (earned doctoral degree preferred) with an academic specialty focusing on effective leadership at the strategic level of large organizations and should have professional experience in this area and/or teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level.



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.

  • Experience teaching at the graduate level using the Socratic Method as well as adult and experiential learning techniques, focused on strategic leadership and organizational transformation.  Experience designing and implementing academic curriculum, syllabi development, practical exercises and case study analysis.  Experience supervising students conducting and presenting graduate-level research.  Knowledge of the Joint Professional Military Education system.
  • Experience as a strategic leader, or directly supporting a strategic leader to include implementing a major change in a large organization of the Department of Defense, government, or the private sector.
  • Experience developing or managing individual assessment and development programs to include  psychological assessment tools/instruments and statistical analysis.  Experience training counselors or executive coaches.
  • Serving as an academic department chair or mid-level manager in government or in the private sector. 
  • Experience teaching courses dealing with national security strategy, resourcing national security from the government and private sector perspectives in addition to regional and global security issues.
  • Experience conducting strategic analysis and ability to research and publish issues related to strategic leadership and national security.


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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 may be paid.
    • Selected applicant may be subject to drug testing.
    • Travel requirement for this position is Seldom.  You may be required to travel up to 15% of the time.
    • This is a National Defense University (NDU) civilian faculty position as provided under Title 10.  Initial appointment is not to exceed 3 years; may be renewed in one- to three-year increments thereafter.  The first year of appointment will be probationary.


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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.  Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position.  Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. 

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 983074. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


    You are highly encouraged to establish a USAJOBS account and submit your application package online so that you can receive status updates. If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire

    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


    • In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section.   The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.   This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
    • When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question.  Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible.


    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.


    Bill Sass
    Phone: (317)212-6379
    Agency Information:
    National Defense University Title X
    300 5th Avenue Bldg 62 RM 201
    Washington, DC


    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.

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

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