Professor of International Security Studies

Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base

Professor of International Security Studies

  • Institution: Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Montgomery, AL US
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Professor of International Security Studies

  • Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base | Montgomery, AL US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: October 01, 2022
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Job TitleProfessor of International Security Studies

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range $ $90,000 - $130,000 per year

Location Montgomery, AL US

Application Deadline -

Contact Information

Contact Name Christopher Paige

Department Department of International Security Studies


Phone US +1 (334) 953-3781

Job Description

Air War College’s Department of International Security Studies seeks applications for an assistant/associate/full professor position to begin in 2023 (flexible). AWC faculty mentor & instruct senior defense leaders from the US and partner nations. International Relations or Comparative Politics specializations preferred. Substantive expertise in Asia (China, South Asia, Southeast Asia, or Northeast Asia), Russia, Latin America, and/or international political economy is highly desired.

Duties include teaching graduate level seminars in the International Security Studies core curriculum; teaching electives in the applicant’s area(s) of specialization; curriculum development; and advising student research. Teaching duties approximate a 2/2 teaching load per academic year. Approximate class sizes are 12-16 students per seminar.

The department’s core curriculum includes two courses; 1) Great Power Studies and 2) Regional Security Studies. The Great Power Studies course delivers an overview of the global security landscape, including an analysis of the worldviews, interests, and strategies of the United States, Russia, and China. The Regional Security Studies core course enhances understanding of security, sociopolitical, and cultural issues by coupling focused academic preparation with a field study to one of approximately 16 different areas of the world.

Responsibilities also include: producing curriculum for core and elective courses including curriculum content, instructional methods/materials, and testing/evaluation instruments; providing detailed feedback to students and documentation of student progress; serving as subject matter expert and advisor to AWC and the broader Air University community on subjects of relevance to academic background and teaching areas; and supervising and advising student research in course work, research projects, and professional studies papers (up to 4 students per year).

Engages in professional research and writing in areas of expertise. Actively seeks publication of book manuscripts as well as scholarly works such as articles, monographs, and book reviews for publication in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, professional journals, and other outlets. Presents results of research at appropriate conferences and symposia. Supervises and advises student research in course work, research projects and professional studies papers. There is time and funding available for research and travel for individual areas of expertise or regional specialty.

Serves in faculty positions supporting personnel and programs. Participates with other professional military education schools, professional organizations, AF/DoD institutions, universities and colleges for professional development. Delivers lectures, conducts seminars, participates in panel discussions related to AWC curriculum and in area of expertise at various institutions such as other professional military education schools, civilian institutions, and other learned societies. Maintains academic currency by consistently reviewing professional literature and participating in professional associations, as well as consistently ensuring academic support to all AU organizations for relevant conferences and other events sponsored by these organizations.

Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
A security clearance is required
You may qualify for moving expenses if authorized may be covered using PCS, Recruitment or Relocation Incentive in accordance with agency policy.
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. This is an Administratively Determined position in the excepted service.

Demonstrated expertise in international security issues. Expertise in the connections between economic and security issues is also desirable. Academic teaching experience and/or extensive professional experience and a suitable publication record are required. Teaching experience at the graduate level and professional experience at a senior level, especially in the interagency, are also highly desired. Recent teaching evaluations may be requested from final candidates.

Regional expertise in Asia (China, South Asia, Southeast Asia, or Northeast Asia), Russia, or Latin America is also highly desired, defined as having engaged in field work in a country or region and sufficient language proficiency to enable research in that region or country.

Demonstrated ability (desired but not required) to work effectively with graduate-level faculty and exercise peer leadership in working with senior and mid-level college leadership in the development of senior leader development programs.

Teaching experience (desired but not required) at the graduate level, including the ability to develop curriculum and present the material at the graduate level.

Knowledge of scholarly research methods and ability to conduct inquiry and publish in academic venues.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a wide range of diverse people and groups.

Broad knowledge of the subject matter that comprises the AWC curriculum, i.e., global environment, international political structures and strategy, international economic structures and practice; military thought and theory; military history; organization, capabilities, and limitations of armed forces.

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 Ph.D. or equivalent evidence of extensive original scholarly research and writing consistent with the rank of assistant or associate professor is strongly preferred.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information
The position will be an initial three year appointment with a one-year probationary period, with the potential for continued reappointment for additional 1-5 year terms.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the “Highly Qualified” or “Best Qualified” Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and restriction from the workplace.

Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice: Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

Cover letter, which should address your qualifications for the position described above.
Separate statement of diversity. Include teaching, life experience and/or research interests that contribute to a climate that values and promotes diversity in all its forms.
Curriculum vitae (CV) or academic resume.
Transcripts: For employment consideration, submit unofficial transcripts for the highest degree earned. If a transcript is not yet available due to a recent graduation, a letter of degree completion provided by the university awarding the degree will suffice. However, if selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts for each undergraduate and graduate degree earned.
Separate List of Professional References: Names and contact information for three individuals who can speak to your accomplishments, work ethic, and character. These individuals should have no stake in the outcome of this search.
Veterans: If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans’ Preference – Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service/type under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If you are also claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable).
Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. The SF-50, block 24 must contain “1” or “2” AND block 34 must be a “1”. Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement, block 34 may contain a “1” or “2”.
Promotion Consideration: If you wish to be considered as a promotion candidate and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one-year time-in-grade requirements. You will need to provide additional SF-50s which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-Grade, Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a “certification” memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member’s military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
Branch of Armed Forces
Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees – Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.

Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees – List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.

Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s).

How to apply

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/17/2022

To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is “most recent.”

It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

2. A complete Application Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

Agency contact information: Col Christopher Paige, 334-953-3781,

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