Professor Of Security Studies Job in CARLISLE, PA

Vacancy No. NEDQ214024 Department U.S. Army War College
Salary $80,153.00 to $143,943.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/20/2021 Close Date 10/25/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 09/20/2021 to 10/25/2021

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    AD 00

  • Salary

    $80,153 to $143,943 per year

  • Appointment type

    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.

  • Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Carlisle Barracks, PA
Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Permanent Change of Station expenses ARE authorized.

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to
  • The public

    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.

Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    About the Position:
    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.

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    • 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.
    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel (domestic and/or international) may be required up to 10% of the time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

  • Requirements
    Requirements 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 (

    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.


    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience.

    For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at ( and (

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    Additional information

    • 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 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
    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness, National security

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    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.

  • Benefits

    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 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 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

    Agency contact information Army Applicant Help Desk Army Applicant Help Desk

    Carlisle, PA 17013
    Learn more about this agency

    The Army War College is the U.S. Army's most senior institution for professional military education. It educates the top echelon of U.S. military officers of all services, U.S. government civilians, and military officers from up to 80 foreign countries yearly. It develops strategic leaders by providing a variety of rigorous curricula of theoretical and professional subjects. The senior-level curriculum is delivered two ways -- through a 10-month resident program and a 2-year distance education program; both lead to a Master's of Strategic Studies accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition to the Master's degree, the USAWC administers numerous professional development programs focused on strategic thinking and leadership. These programs range from a 14-week course for junior officers qualifying as Army strategists to shorter courses for general officers, senior colonels, and command sergeants major.

    The USAWC consists of the School of Strategic Landpower, Center for Strategic Leadership, Strategic Studies Institute, and the Army Heritage and Education Center. They work collectively to accomplish the institution's mission: "Educate and develop leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of land power."

    The USAWC is located at idyllic Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, home to a historic Army post. The post is one of central Pennsylvania's largest and most respected employers.

    Next steps

    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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