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    Summary

    The Perry Center develops and engages the Western Hemisphere's community of defense and security professionals to seek mutually supportive approaches to common challenges in order to develop effective sustainable institutional capacity, and promote a greater understanding of U.S. regional policy.

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    Responsibilities

    The Assistant/Associate/Professor/Professor of Practice contributes to the WJPC's work on defense and security issues in the Western Hemisphere designing policy-relevant academic programs and engagement activities that provide context, promote understanding, establish professional networks and equip hemispheric defense and security professionals to address complex issues effectively. He/she also demonstrates intellectual leadership by contributing to scholarship and clearly articulating desired goals and anticipated impacts relating to the Perry Center's multidisciplinary work on defense and security issues in the hemisphere. Specifically, he/she is knowledgeable about: U.S. policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean; the multidisciplinary nature of insecurity in the Western Hemisphere; the nature, scope and trends relating to Latin America and the Caribbean defense and security sector; national/regional strategies to enhance defense and security outcomes across the hemisphere. The Assistant/Associate/Professor/ Professor of Practice is responsible for: contributing to the Perry Center's portfolio of work in the defense and security realm; developing curricula for academic programs; designing and executing in-residence and virtual courses, workshops and seminars as well as executive-styled academic programs for senior security sector officials; representing the Perry Center in scholarly and policy events; and producing research products in support of the Perry Center's goals.
    The incumbent conceptualizes, manages and coordinates the Perry Center's work relating to defense and security issues in the Western Hemisphere. He/she identifies and articulates goals to maximize the Center's impact within the portfolio of work, develops and implements a strategy to attain goals and measure impact, and catalyzes professional networks and communities of interest.
    The incumbent develops, implements and evaluates assigned academic programs. He/she 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 persons to support programs; and preparing instructional guides for adjunct faculty or facilitators. He/she also assesses effectiveness via feedback from participants who, through written evaluations, determine the extent to which programs are meeting the desired objectives.
    The incumbent serves as advisor to individual participants or groups of participants during and after academic programs. He/she assists them by explaining key concepts and exploring ways in which they could be applied to problem-solving, policy development and institution strengthening in the countries/organizations represented at the program. He/she promotes careful analysis of complex security-related topics and the development of practical policy-oriented recommendations.

    The incumbent conducts professional research on defense and security issues pertinent in the Western Hemisphere in support of curriculum preparation, and contributes original research to the Perry Center research and publications program. He/she conducts policy-relevant strategic analysis and scholarly research, and publishes findings in scholarly/policy journals.

    The incumbent maintains a professional network and represents the Perry Center at conferences, functions, and events. He/she maintains professional relationships in order to solicit input to reinforce the quality of Perry 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 Perry Center programs.

    The incumbent participates in a range of activities to include serving on administrative committees, leading ad hoc initiatives and mentoring junior staff.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    4

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