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Jul 5 2022

Faculty Assistant Professor, College of International Security Affairs

National Defense University Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Summary

The National Defense University (NDU) educates joint Warfighters in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to serve the common defense.

Duties

Serves as a member of the faculty supporting the mission and academic programs of NDU through teaching, research, engagement, and service.

The primary functions are described below:

  • 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 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of determining appropriate workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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 clearance.

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:

  • Degree in political science, international relations, international political economy, or another discipline related to national security.
  • Experience teaching Joint Professional Military Education.
  • Experience counseling/mentoring students to include advising on graduate research and writing.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: African, Asian, European, or Middle Eastern security.
  • Demonstrated expertise in International Economics, Finance, or Emerging Technology.

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:

Assistant Professor requires an earned master’s degree, doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree preferred, in a field 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 collab institutional boundaries.

Associate Professor requires an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree 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 field 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.

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.

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 https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11545982.
The Assessment Questionnaire collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. 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
  2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. 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 narrative answers to the hiring criteria 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.

Eligibilities Information: 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

Click ‘Apply Online’ to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

  1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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