Air War College invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Professor of International Security Studies. Applicants should have expertise in the general national security studies field, with an emphasis on comparative and regional security, as well as scholarly interests in international political economy, comparative politics, and/or American national security policy.Learn more about this agency
The in-residence program at Air War College offers master's degrees and senior-level professional military education to U.S. military officers, civilian government officials, and to military officers from more than 40 nations. It contains a diverse faculty of security studies experts engaged in rigorous academic research on critical issues in contemporary security debates.
AWC offers a dynamic academic environment for both teaching and research. The position requires university-equivalent teaching experience (graduate-level preferred) and a suitable academic publication record. Responsibilities include: teaching graduate level seminars in the International Security Studies core curriculum (National Security Decision Making, Regional Security Studies, and Global Security); teaching electives in the applicant's area(s) of specialization; curriculum development; advising student research; and service to the institution. Teaching duties approximate a 2/2 teaching load per academic year. Approximate class sizes are 12-16 students per seminar.
The National Security and Decision Making core course evaluates the actors, structures, and processes involved in the U.S. national security decision making process. The Global Security core course examines the challenges facing the United States and its partners on a global basis using a region-by-region comparative approach. The Regional Security Studies core course enhances understanding of security, sociopolitical and cultural issues by coupling focused academic preparation with a field study to one of approximately 16 different areas of the world.
Responsibilities also include producing curriculum for core and elective courses including curriculum content, instructional methods/materials, and testing/evaluation instruments. Provide detailed feedback to students and documentation of student progress. Also serve as subject matter expert and advisor to AWC and AU on subjects of relevance to academic background and teaching areas. Supervise and advise student research in course work, research projects, and professional studies papers (up to 4 students per year).
The Air War College is a leading contributor of national security thought for leaders across the U.S. Government and highly encourages policy-relevant scholarship by its faculty. A successful candidate would be expected to engage in professional research and writing in area(s) of expertise. Would be actively seeking publication of book manuscripts as well as scholarly works such as articles, monographs, and book reviews for publication in peerreviewed scholarly journals, professional journals and other outlets. Present results of research at appropriate conferences and symposia. There is time and funding available for research and travel for individual areas of expertise or regional specialty.
Would serve in faculty positions supporting personnel and programs as determined by Department Chair, Dean of Academic Affairs, or AWC Commandant. Participates with other professional military education schools, professional organizations, AF /DoD institutions, universities and colleges for professional development. Delivers lectures, conducts seminars, participates in panel discussions related to AWC curriculum and in area of expertise at various institutions such as other professional military education schools, civilian institutions, and other learned societies. Maintains academic currency by consistently reviewing professional literature and participating in professional associations, as well as consistently ensuring academic support to all AU organizations for relevant conferences and other events sponsored by these organizations.
Expected to routinely deliver lectures, conduct seminars, and participate in panel discussions on areas of professional expertise. Would regularly attend conferences and workshops to present original research and in order to acquire timely and relevant scholarly work for inclusion into AWC courses as well as provide counterparts with materials appropriate to their programs.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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