Assistant/Associate/Professor of Practice/Professor of Acquisition
National Defense University (NDU) supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education 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.The Eisenhower School is recruiting for a faculty member to serve in the Department of Defense Strategy, Acquisition and Resourcing The incumbent is responsible for conducting education and continuing research in the fields of strategic acquisition and resourcing at the national level for the CJCS, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and other Defense agencies.
NDU develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics, research and engagement to serve the common defense.
The Eisenhower School prepares selected military and civilians for strategic leadership and success in developing our national security strategy and in evaluating, marshaling, and managing resources in the execution of that strategy.
This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
To qualify for this position, you must:
Have a substantial record of excellence in teaching in a higher education institution(s,) research institution, and/or significant, relevant professional experience in acquisition, public policy and defense resource allocation decision processes.
Have research experience, demonstrated through scholarship, publications, and/or outreach activities; recognition within academic, research communities, professional associations or acquisition-related community(ies) of practice.
Have experience working on collaborative interdisciplinary teams.
Experience as an academic administrator, senior acquisition manager (e.g. program executive officer, major program manager, or functional director); or as a team leader of an interdisciplinary team.
Experience teaching at the graduate level within the Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) system.
Level III certification in a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) career field or equivalent certification through acquisition-related professional organizations (such as Project Management Institute, International Council on Systems Engineering, Society of Logistics Engineers, and National Contract Management Association.)
Experience with organizations involved in formulating or analyzing public policy on issues related to defense resourcing.
SALARY RANGES FOR:
Assistant Professor $100,000 - $123,234
Associate Professor $110,585 - $145,629
Professor/Professor of Practice $130,662 to $150,000
CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING ACADEMIC RANK:
Assistant Professor is an individual who must possess an earned master's degree, doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree preferred, in acquisition, systems engineering, national security, public policy, public administration, political science, or a related discipline. Documented evidence of teaching in a post secondary academic program, with some graduate level teaching experience preferred; promise in scholarship, and promise in outreach.
Associate Professor is an individual who must possess an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree in acquisition, systems engineering, national security, public policy, public administration, political science, or a related discipline. Documented experience in full-time graduate-level teaching at a regionally-accredited university or college for at least five years, significant service/outreach to the university or college, and an exemplary record of scholarship/research.
Professor of Practice is an individual who must possess an earned master's degree in any accredited program and documented record of at least 10 years of outstanding performance as a senior-level practitioner in an executive branch agency of the federal government, a professional staff member of an appropriate Congressional Committee related to defense strategy and resource allocation, or a senior-level executive in the private sector with an outstanding record of public service, professional achievements in areas relevant to acquisition and resourcing, specialized certifications and /or regional, national or international prominence.
Professor is an individual who must possess an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree in acquisition, systems engineering, national security, public policy, public administration, political science, or a related discipline. They should have significant professional experience with acquisitions policy and Documented experience in full-time graduate-level teaching at a regionally-accredited university or college for at least eight years, significant service/outreach to the university or college and an exemplary record of scholarship/research.
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education Requirement: A master's degree is required, a doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree preferred, in acquisition, systems engineering, logistics, national security, public policy, public administration, political science, or a related discipline
Background or Security Investigation: This is a Non Critical Sensitive position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security determination to occupy a Non Critical Sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment.