Established in 1999, the Africa Center is an academic institution within the U. S. Department of Defense that is funded by Congress for the study of security issues relating to Africa. The Africa Center serves as a forum for bilateral and multilateral research, communication, and exchange of ideas involving high-ranking military and civilian participants.Learn more about this agency
- The Assistant/Associate/Professor position leads the Africa Center's work on countering violent extremism and terrorism and is knowledgeable about: U.S. policy towards Africa; the multidisciplinary nature of insecurity in Africa; the nature, scope and trends relating to Africa's security sector; national/regional strategies to enhance security outcomes across the continent; and countering violent extremism and terrorism. The Assistant/Associate/Professor is responsible for: developing the Africa Center's portfolio of work; developing curricula for academic programs; designing and executing executive-styled academic programs for senior security sector officials; representing the Africa Center in scholarly and policy events; and producing research products in support of the Africa Center's goals.
- Develops, implements and evaluates assigned academic programs. Provides overall direction and management for assigned academic programs by researching scholarly and policy material, designing andragogy, preparing relevant academic material to support programming; building teams of experienced resource persons to support programs; and preparing instructional guides for adjunct faculty or facilitators. Assesses effectiveness via feedback from participants who, through written evaluations, determine the extent to which programs are meeting the desired objectives.
- Serves as advisor to individual participants or groups of participants during and after academic programs by explaining key concepts and exploringways they could be applied to problem-solving, policy development and institution strengthening in the countries/organizations represented at the program. Promotes careful analysis of complex security-related topics and the development of practical policy-oriented recommendations.
- Conducts professional research on countering violent extremism and terrorism in support of curriculum preparation, and contributes original research to the Africa Center research and publications program. He/she conducts policy-relevant strategic analysis and scholarly research, and publishes findings in scholarly/policy journals.
- Maintains professional relationships in order to solicit input to reinforce the quality of Africa Center programs. He/she attends relevant workshops, conferences, and other events that provide an interface with a wide variety of institutions and individuals that may contribute to the success of Africa Center programs.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 30% or more for this position.
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