Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor
NDU is recruiting up to two faculty members to serve at the National War College.
NDU develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics, research, and engagement to serve the common defense.
The mission of the National War College is to educate future leaders of the Armed Forces, State Department, and other civilian agencies for high-level policy, command, and staff responsibilities. To do this, NWC conducts a senior-level course of study in national security policy and strategy for selected U.S. and foreign military officers and federal officials.
This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.
- Occasional Travel
- Seldom 15%
To qualify for this position, you must:
Have substantive knowledge of the principal aspects/issues of national security strategy to include knowledge of U.S. national security strategy, foreign policy, defense policy or international affairs, as demonstrated through the candidate's teaching experience, publication record, professional experience, or active participation in the intellectual life of their field.
Have evidence of excellence in teaching as a full-time faculty member at an accredited college or university.
- Willingness and capacity to eventually serve in a range of college leadership roles, including department chair, associate dean and director of a college project area.
- Willingness and capacity to conceive of, develop, and run one of the collaborative courses that make up the National War College core curriculum, as demonstrated through past experience developing and running courses, collaborative projects, or related endeavors that required a high level of conceptual knowledge, organizational capacity and leadership.
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.
Applicants for the position at the Assistant Professor level must possess an earned master's degree (a doctorate or other terminal degree preferred) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with an academic specialty in an appropriate discipline as related to national security strategy with at least two years of professional teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Applicants for the position at the Associate Professor level must possess an earned doctorate or
equivalent terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in an appropriate discipline as related to national security strategy, as well as at least five years of full time teaching experience. A minimum of two years must be at the graduate level.
Applicants for the position at the Professor level must possess an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in an appropriate discipline as related to national security strategy, as well as at least eight years of full time teaching experience. A minimum of three years must be at the graduate level.
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.
Teach graduate-level courses in our core curriculum in National Security Strategy and supporting elective curricula.
Participate in the development and implementation of the College's academic programs.
Provide students with counseling, mentoring, and assessment of their academic performance.
Serve on committees and performing other College leadership duties as assigned.
Maintain academic currency through research and publications.
Develop and maintain professional relationships with decision-makers and leading authorities in Washington and around the world.