Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
09/20/2021 to 10/25/2021
Pay scale & grade
$80,153 to $143,943 per year
Term - 4 years. Reappointments are the norm; the USAWC intends this to be a long-term faculty position subject to performance and availability of funding.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Yes as determined by agency policy
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.
About the Position:
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This is a full-time civilian faculty position at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) as provided under Title 10 USC 4021, teaching in the Residence Education Program. Initial appointment may be up to four years, the first of which may be a trial period. The appointment may be renewed in one- to five-year increments thereafter. Academic rank and salary will be based on the selectee's academic credentials, experience, and professional accomplishments.
- Leading role in planning, administering, and teaching core and elective courses of the Resident Education Program and associated programs.
- Developing and teaching core courses related to national security policy and strategy formulation, theories of war and strategy, and international relations.
- Reviewing course material for accuracy and relevance.
- Reviewing emerging strategic threats and opportunities, national security policy initiatives, national security and defense policy and strategy and concepts, and policy and strategy formulation procedures and systems.
- Engaging in scholarship that advances knowledge in fields relevant to the curriculum.
- Providing counsel to faculty and students on subjects related to strategy, policy, international relations, government, history, strategic culture, Interagency operations, and other U.S. policy and strategy systems and procedures.
- Designing and teaching elective courses and directed studies for selected students.
- Coordinating with external agencies on behalf of the U.S. Army War College.
- Engaging in service (internal and external) in support of institutional missions.
- Serving annually as a faculty instructor for one seminar, faculty advisor for up to six students, and project advisor for student research projects.
- Other duties may include supporting the development and execution of the National Security Policy Program and the National Security Seminar.
Occasional travel - Travel (domestic and/or international) may be required up to 10% of the time.
Conditions Of Employment
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- Must obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
- Must provide official college transcripts, upon request. Unofficial transcripts are suitable for application purposes.
- Must be available for employment not later than 1 July 2022.
Who May Apply: All US Citizens
This is a Title 10 Faculty position.
To qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your résumé must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is available at http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/Transcripts.pdf (http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/Transcripts.pdf).
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Applicants will be rated based on the criteria listed below by a panel of subject matter experts appointed with the purpose of identifying the best-qualified candidates.
1. Must have master's degree (required) in national security studies, international relations, government, political science, history, Area Studies in the region of specialization, or related field. A PhD or equivalent evidence of extensive original scholarly research and writing consistent with the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor is strongly preferred.
2. Must have an established record of superlative teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or Senior Service College level. Experience at the graduate or Senior Service College level is preferred.
3. Ability to prepare, teach, and lecture on subjects related to national security policy and strategy formulation, theories of war and strategy, and other subjects to include technology and war, political economy, or regional studies.
4. Record of scholarly research and publication-or evidence of great potential for such research and publication-in areas relevant to the curriculum, to include national security policy and strategy, international relations, political science, history, political economy, regional studies, and the strategic use of military force (assurance, deterrence, coercion, and compellence).
5. A record of successful service to the profession including membership in and service to professional (regional, historical, political) scholarly societies, public history initiatives, or military and defense organizations. A record of successful non-governmental work of a similar nature and scope, such as with a think tank, development organization, media organization, or international organization may also be considered service.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- One year trial period may be required.
- Direct deposit of pay is required.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
- When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
- Include the job announcement number on your application.
- Must provide official college transcripts upon request (unofficial transcripts are required at the time of application).
How You Will Be Evaluated
The application review process to determine if you meet the experience and education requirements found in the job announcement begins upon the closing date of the announcement. If you are one of the top candidates, you may be invited to interview by the selection official. If selected, you will receive a tentative job offer. Depending on the strength of the applicant pool, this process may take several months after the closing date of the job announcement.
Please follow all instructions carefully, as failure to submit a complete application could invalidate your submission. In this regard, please be sure to read the HOW TO APPLY and REQUIRED DOCUMENTS sections.
Background checks and security clearance
Please see the list of requirements in the "How to Apply" section.
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates could contain personal information for someone other than the applicant. Redact these documents to remove the personal information of others before submitting your application. You may be asked to provide an un-redacted version of the documents to confirm your eligibility for selection.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the job announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes the items listed below. Applications must be postmarked or e-dated by the closing date of this job announcement. Please include the job announcement number on the application.
Army network servers have an overall limit of 10 MB per email. To ensure delivery of your application, we recommend that applicants limit overall email size to no more than 5-8 MB. You may send documents in several emails to reduce overall size.
The USAWC G1 will provide email confirmation of all received applications. If you do not receive delivery confirmation within three business days please contact the USAWC G1 at (717) 245-4596 or (717) 961-2256, or via email to
Failure to provide these documents may result in disqualification for the position. Please note that this is not a Title 5 (General Scale) position, and the routine procedures for filing through the USAJobs.gov automated system should NOT be followed. Instead, please submit your complete application package and any requests for further information directly to the USAWC G1 at the email address listed below.
- Letter of application addressing the required KSAs and other qualifications, as listed in the QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED section above.
- Curriculum vitae or résumé.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship (e.g., copy of birth certificate, copy of passport photo page).
- One sample of written scholarship not to exceed 50 pages (Electronic format is preferred, as hard copies will not be returned without a self-addressed and metered envelope.)
- Academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate level). Unofficial transcripts are required with your application submission. You must provide official college transcripts upon request.
- List of four disinterested professional references (i.e., persons who can affirm the candidate's qualifications but have no stake in the outcome of the selection).
- Documentation supporting any request for Veteran's Preference (such as a DD Form 214 and/or VA statement of disability).
- A short narrative of one page or less that describes how you would contribute to an atmosphere of diversity at the U.S. Army War College through teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Both paper and electronic submissions are acceptable, but the latter is strongly encouraged. The preferred method of submission is by e-mail with .pdf attachments.
Submission Process: Please note that this is NOT a Title 5 (General Scale) position, and the routine procedures for filing through the USAJobs.gov automated system should NOT be followed. Instead, please submit your complete application package and any requests for further information directly to the G1 Office at the email address listed below.
Submit your complete application package and any requests for further information to:
U.S. Army War College
Office of the G1
46 Ashburn Drive (Anne Ely Hall, Room 233)
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013
(717) 245-4596 or (717) 961-2256
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, etc.) will be reviewed by a specially appointed selection committee to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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