ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE / PROFESSOR OF STRATEGY

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort McNair, D.C
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 21, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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.

This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.
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Responsibilities

Serves as a member of the faculty supporting the mission and academic programs of NDU through teaching, research, engagement and service.
  • 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.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of the University's academic programs, research and creation of scholarly knowledge.
  • Provides 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 related to such areas as strategic planning, accreditation, admissions, etc.; advising leaders, faculty and staff colleagues in areas of expertise; and participating in College/University activities.
  • Promotes a climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff, and administration from a range of diverse backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 15% or less for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
4

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be able and willing to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance for this Non-Critical Sensitive position, as a condition of employment.


Qualifications

Required qualifications

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 communication 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.
  • Substantive experience as a practitioner or researcher in the principal aspects/issues of national security strategy.
  • Knowledge in the areas of Great Power Competition, Energy, Emerging Technologies, or Climate Change.
  • An emphasis in China strategies as relates to national security strategy and national instruments of power.
Criteria for Determining Academic Rank
  • Assistant Professor requires an earned Master's degree, doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree. 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. Requires five years teaching experience, with at least two 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 or influence that contribute to national security.
  • Professor requires an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree. Documented experience in full-time graduate-level teaching at a regionally-accredited university or college for at least eight years, of which 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.


Education

Education Requirement: Applicants must hold an earned Master's degree or other international equivalent terminal degree (Ph.D. preferred) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

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.

The position is governed by 10 USC 1595 and NDUI 1416.01 dated March 2017

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

NDU uses a multi-tier selection process for academic positions. A NDU screening panel will review your resume and assessment questionnaire to evaluate your qualifications for the position. To qualify, you must meet the educational and experience requirements described above.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications. All conferred degrees and certifications should be included in your resume for full consideration
  • Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  • Other Supporting Documents - Refer to the eligibilities section for documents to submit.

  • NOTE: Transcripts are not required at time of application submission. Your resume and assessment questionnaire will be reviewed by the NDU screening panel to evaluate your qualifications for the position. If selected for an interview, official transcripts will be requested at that time to verify educational requirements are met.

    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 the 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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