TEACHING FACULTY

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort McNair, D.C
Posted
Nov 28, 2020
Closes
Dec 06, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

NDU is recruiting Teaching Faculty to serve the mission and academic programs of NDU through teaching, research, engagement and service in one of our five colleges.
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Responsibilities

  • Prepares and conducts graduate-level seminar instruction in the interdisciplinary academic program, focused on national security topics. Applies teaching methods that stimulate student engagement through faculty-facilitated seminar discussion and experiential learning.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the University's academic programs, research and creation of scholarly knowledge.
  • Provide students with counseling, mentoring, and assessment of their academic performance.
  • Participates in engagement and outreach activities in furtherance of the NDU mission. Advises and consults with senior DOD officials involved in the Defense policy-making domain.
  • Provides service to the College and University community through rotating roles, to include serving and/or leading College or University-wide committees


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
4

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Background or Security Investigation: This is a non-critical sensitive position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position may be required to obtain and maintain a Secret or Top Secret/SCI security determination to occupy a non-critical sensitive or special sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment.

Must be a US Citizen

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must:
-An earned master's degree or other international equivalent terminal degree (doctorate preferred) from a regionally accredited university in a discipline directly related to national security.
-Education or teaching experience in an academic environment, knowledge of best practices, and commitment to lifelong learning, with at least two years, or the instructional equivalent, of full-time teaching experience at a regionally accredited college or university.
-A substantial record of excellence in teaching, research and outreach in a discipline related to national security strategy.
-Professional knowledge of instructional best practices and experience in developing instructional materials, with emphasis on graduate-level teaching methodology and adult learning.
-Sustained record of excellence and leadership of scholarship among peers and external recognition of excellence related to national security.
-Knowledge of national security affairs, international relations, political economy, public policy, national security strategy formulation, national security decision making processes, and defense decision making processes.
-Experience utilizing leadership and management skills in an academic setting or similar complex organization to include service in senior executive or management positions. Proven understanding of the professional lexicon and related communications skills.
-Aptitude in collaboration across institutional boundaries and the ability to develop relationships and coordinate with leaders across government and industry. -
-Experience leading study groups in domestic and international interactions and maintaining professional relationships with campaign planners, officials in the U.S. Government, congressional staffs, non-governmental and/or academic organizations.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-Experience teaching Joint Professional Military Education
-Experience counseling/mentoring students to include advising on graduate research and writing.

COLLEGE SPECIFIC DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

CIC: Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: Cyber Policy/Strategy; Cyber Security; Information; Operations in the Information Environment; Emerging Technology; and/or Financial Management/Strategy. Degree in discipline related to cyberspace, information, or technology,
CISA: Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: International Security, Irregular Warfare, African, Asian, Central/South American, or Middle Eastern security. Degree in political science, international relations, international political economy, or national security.
ES: Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Defense resourcing and industrial mobilization; Defense acquisition and logistics; industry analysis; economics; and/or strategic leadership. Knowledge related to Great Power Competition, national security resourcing, national innovation bases, and national/defense industrial bases. Degree in business administration, economics, political economy, public administration, international relations, or a related discipline. Professional certification such as Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III, or comparable federal or private sector certification in an area related to the ES mission.
JFSC: Expertise in the fields of military history and theory; strategy at both the strategic and operational levels of war; ethical and moral principles of strategic leadership and decision-making; and/or joint planning and operational art. Knowledge and experience of theater and joint task force operations, specifically planning and execution in the J33, J35, and J5 enterprises. Degree in education, international relations, public policy, political science, strategy, military history, or strategic leadership, or a related discipline.
NWC: Expertise in one or more of the following national security strategy related areas of Great Power Competition, Energy, Emerging Technologies, or Climate Change.

CRITERIA FOR DETERMING ACADEMIC RANK:

- Assistant Professor requires an earned master's degree, doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree preferred, in a discipline directly related to national security. Education or teaching experience in an academic environment, knowledge of best practices, and commitment to lifelong learning, and preferably has at least two years, or the instructional equivalent, of full-time teaching experience at a regionally accredited college or university, scholarship/research resulting in the creation and sharing of new knowledge through teaching or publishing; and aptitude in collaboration across institutional boundaries.
- Associate Professor requires an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree in a discipline directly related to national security Requires 5 years teaching experience, with at least 2 years graduate, record of excellence and leadership of scholarship among peers, and external recognition of excellence and record of advancement of institutional partnerships, relationships that leverage cross-component mission success, and networks of influence that contribute to national security
- Professor requires an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree in a discipline directly related to national security. Documented experience in full-time graduate-level teaching at a regionally-accredited university or college for at least 8 years of which at least three years must be at the graduate level, sustained record of excellence and leadership of scholarship among peers and external recognition of excellence and a sustained record of advancement of institutional partnerships, relationships that leverage cross-component mission success, and networks of influence that contribute to national security.

Salary determination will be based on academic rank and geographic location

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

Education Requirement: An earned master's degree or other international equivalent terminal degree (doctorate preferred)
from a regionally accredited university in a discipline directly related to national security.

Additional information

NDU 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. NDU 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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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. NDU uses a multi-tier selection process for academic positions.

The following questions will be reviewed by the NDU screening panel
  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research/Scholarship
  • Engagement
  • Service

The Assessment Questionnaire collects information on your education, training and experience. You MUST submit a Word document separate from your resume answering the below assessment questions. Please include experience specific to the College's curriculum area for which you are applying in your responses.

1. Describe your ability to design, develop, and teach graduate-level seminar-based courses in a discipline related to national security at a regionally accredited college or university. Include number of years of full time teaching in higher education.
2. Describe your research experience, scholarship, publications, and/or outreach activities; academic recognition, or professional experience in a field related to national security strategy or policy
3. Describe your experience establishing and maintaining professional relationships with policy makers in the executive and legislative branches of government, industry leaders, and policy professionals in academic and non-profit organizations.
4. Describe your leadership experience in educational and research institutions to include curriculum development, organizational innovation, and institutional collaboration. Include successful leadership of interdisciplinary teams and managing programs within the organization. Describe your experience working with faculty and student teams in a culture that prizes collegiality and collaboration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.
  • Complete Assessment Questionnaire on separate Word document
  • Transcripts
  • Other Supporting Documents
  • The following supporting documents are REQUIRED to verify your individual eligibility status. Not all will apply for each applicant. They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement. SF-50 - (If applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent NDU employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
  • If you claim Veteran's Preference:
    - You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
    - If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
    - If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
  • Other documents identified in the announcement.
  • WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered or uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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