ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE- PROFESSOR JUSTICE AND RULE OF LAW

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 15, 2019
Closes
Feb 23, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

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


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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Fluency in French, Portuguese or Arabic Required

Background or Security Investigation:
This is a non-sensitive position which requires a background investigation.

Background Check Requirement for Non-U.S. Citizens: To meet the security background check requirements non-U.S. Citizens applying to this position MUST have had residency in the United States for at least 3 years out of the past 5 years. The 3 years of residency may be cumulative and need not be consecutive.

To qualify for this position, you must have:

Earned a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field. Doctorate's degree preferred.
University-level teaching experience or equivalent level of instructional experience designing, leading, and managing an executive-level Justice and Rule of Law Portfolio at a regionally accredited college or university.
Professional or academic experience working on the African continent or in collaboration with African institutions. Demonstrated experience/ability to advise African leaders by explaining key Justice and Rule of Law concepts and exploring ways to apply them to problem-solving, policy development and institution strengthening in African countries/organizations.
Deep understanding of Africa's security challenges, trends, and priorities. Demonstrated experience providing direction and management for Africa-focused academic programs by researching scholarly and policy material, designing andragogy, preparing relevant academic material to support programming.
Demonstrated in-depth experience in conducting scholarly and policy research with publication track record relating to justice, rule of law and contemporary and emerging African security issues (e.g., region-wide security trends; combatting violent extremism and terrorism; enhancing security sector institutional capacity, oversight, and accountability; and security cooperation).
Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies and organizations. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain professional networks and represent the Africa Center at conferences, functions, and events that interface with a wide variety of institutions and individuals that contribute to the success of Africa Center programs.


Preferred Qualifications
Experience in national security policy development with governmental and/or non-governmental organizations.
Established network of professional contacts, especially with senior civilian and uniformed actors engaged in Africa's security sector, African think tanks, universities, NGOs and strategic studies centers.

CRITERIA REQUIRED FOR ACADEMIC RANK:

Assistant Professor

An earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field.
A minimum of 3 years relevant university-level teaching experience or equivalent level of instructional experience designing, leading, and managing an executive-level Justice and Rule of Law Portfolio at a regionally accredited college or university.
A minimum of 3 years of professional or academic experience working on the African continent or in collaboration with African institutions. Demonstrated experience/ability to advise African leaders by explaining key Justice and Rule of Law concepts and exploring ways to apply them to problem-solving, policy development and institution strengthening in African countries/organizations.
Deep understanding of Africa's security challenges, trends, and priorities.
Demonstrated in-depth experience in conducting scholarly and policy research with publication track record relating to justice, rule of law and contemporary and emerging African security issues (e.g., region-wide security trends; combatting violent extremism and terrorism; enhancing security sector institutional capacity, oversight, and accountability; and security cooperation).
Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies and organizations. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain professional networks and represent the Africa Center at conferences, functions, and events that interface with a wide variety of institutions and individuals that contribute to the success of Africa Center programs.


Associate Professor
An earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field.
A minimum of 5 years relevant university-level teaching experience or equivalent level of instructional experience designing, leading, and managing an executive-level Justice and Rule of Law Portfolio at a regionally accredited college or university of which a minimum of 2 years must be at the graduate level.
A minimum of 5 years professional or academic experience working on the African continent or in collaboration with African institutions. Demonstrated experience/ability to advise African leaders by explaining key Justice and Rule of Law concepts and exploring ways to apply them to problem-solving, policy development and institution strengthening in African countries/ organizations.
Deep understanding of Africa's security challenges, trends, and priorities.
Demonstrated in-depth experience in conducting scholarly and policy research with publication track record relating to justice, rule of law and contemporary and emerging African security issues (e.g., region-wide security trends; combatting violent extremism and terrorism; enhancing security sector institutional capacity, oversight, and accountability; and security cooperation).
Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies and organizations. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain professional networks and represent the Africa Center at conferences, functions, and events that interface with a wide variety of institutions and individuals that contribute to the success of Africa Center programs.

Professor
An earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a national security affairs related or other appropriate discipline or field.
A minimum of 8 years relevant university-level teaching experience or equivalent level of instructional experience designing, leading, and managing an executive-level Justice and Rule of Law Portfolio at a regionally accredited college or university.
A minimum of 5 years professional or academic experience working on the African continent or in collaboration with African institutions. Demonstrated experience/ability to advise African leaders by explaining key Justice and Rule of Law concepts and exploring ways to apply them to problem-solving, policy development and institution strengthening in African countries/ organizations.
Deep understanding of Africa's security challenges, trends, and priorities.
Demonstrated in-depth experience in conducting scholarly and policy research with publication track record relating to justice, rule of law and contemporary and emerging African security issues (e.g., region-wide security trends; combatting violent extremism and terrorism; enhancing security sector institutional capacity, oversight, and accountability; and security cooperation).
Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies and organizations. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain professional networks and represent the Africa Center at conferences, functions, and events that interface with a wide variety of institutions and individuals that contribute to the success of Africa Center programs.

Education Requirement: There is no substitution of experience for education for this position.

The Africa Center has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Africa Center employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.
Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A screening panel will review your resume and narrative answers to the assessment questions to evaluate your qualifications for the position. Africa Center uses a multi-tier selection process for academic positions You must attach a separate document with answers to the questions listed below. The following questions will be reviewed by the Africa Center screening panel:

1. Please describe your university-level experience designing, leading, and managing an executive-level Justice and Rule of Law Portfolio.

2. Please describe your experience working on the African continent, advising program participants and/or African leaders on key Justice and Rule of Law concepts and how to apply to problem-solving, policy development and institution strengthening in African countries and/or organizations.

3. Please describe your ability to develop and execute Africa-focused academic programs through curriculum development, research and preparing course materials.

4. Please describe your experience and ability to conduct scholarly and policy research and to publish scholarly articles relating to justice, rule of law and contemporary and emerging African security issues.

5. Please describe your ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies/organizations and your ability to present on topics and engage in effective communicate to maintain professional networks.

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Drug test required No


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