Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 20-30% for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Conditions of Employment:
Incumbent is required to obtain/maintain a Secret clearance.
Position is governed by 10 USC 342, and NDU Instruction 1416.01.
Must be a U.S. Citizen 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 position within the agency as a condition of employment.
Possess university-level teaching experience designing, leading, and managing executive-level academic programs and courses in relevant areas of Security Studies, Middle East Studies, Central Asian or South Asian Studies.
Possess professional or academic experience working in the Middle East, South/Central Asia or in collaboration with their educational institutions.
Demonstrated in-depth experience in conducting scholarly writing and policy research activities in relevant areas of national security studies, and Middle East area studies.
Excellent communication and presentation skills, and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies and organizations. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional networks and represent an organization to internal and external stakeholders.
CRITERIA FOR ACADEMIC RANK:
Assistant Professor: Must possess an earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in an appropriate discipline or field related to this position, and have relevant professional expertise or experience, and document evidence of: (1) education or teaching experience in an academic environment, knowledge of best practices, and commitment to lifelong learning, and preferably have at least three years, or the instructional equivalent, of full-time teaching experience at a regionally accredited college or university; (2) scholarship/research resulting in the creation and sharing of new knowledge through teaching or publishing, and (3) aptitude in collaboration across institutional boundaries.
Associate Professor: Must possess an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in an appropriate discipline or field related to this position, and documented excellence in: (1) at least five years, or instructional equivalent, of full-time teaching experience at a regionally accredited university of which at least two years must be at the graduate level (record of teaching excellence, documented course development, success in student mentoring and advisement, and on-going professional development in teaching); (2) scholarship (record of excellence and leadership of scholarship among peers, and external recognition of excellence, and (3) engagement (record of advancement of institutional partnerships, relationships that leverage cross-component mission success, and networks of influence that contribute to national security and Department of Defense objectives). 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: Education Requirement: A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a field related to Middle East Studies, Security Studies, International Relations or other appropriate discipline if required.
DSCA 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. DSCA 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
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The following questions will be reviewed by the NESA screening panel. You must attach your responses to these questions as a separate word document with your application. A screening panel will review your resume and narrative answers to the questions listed below to evaluate your qualifications for the position. NESA uses a multi-tier selection process for academic positions. The following questions will be reviewed by the NESA screening panel:
- 1. Please describe your experience developing academic programs in an area relevant to Security Studies and specific to the NESA area of interest in Middle East Studies and Central or South Asian Studies. Include your years of experience leading, designing curriculum and teaching university and executive level courses.
2. Please describe your professional or academic experience working in the Middle East, South/Central Asia, advising program participants and/or Middle East leaders on key Middle East Security Studies concepts and how to apply to problem-solving, policy development and institution strengthening in Middle East countries and/or organizations.
3. Please describe your experience and ability to conduct scholarly and policy research, and to publish scholarly articles relating to policy-oriented feature-length articles on National Security studies and Middle East area studies.
4. 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