Assistant Professor of Security Studies (Strategic Competition)
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Location: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Salary: $87,161 - $138,371 Per Year
Higher Education Institution
Eligible employees may receive a tax-free cost of living allowance (post allowance) and housing allowance (living quarters allowance) in addition to their base salary.
The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies is a U.S. Department of Defense academic institution located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The GCMC brings together participants from North America, Europe and beyond in order to promote active, peacefu lsecurity cooperation and enhance enduring partnerships through classroom and conference attendance. This is an international, professional and fast-paced working environment supporting a bi-lateral German American partnership.
Educate, engage, and empower Marshall Center participants, civilian and military, from all levels of government and from around the globe, to include non-governmental agencies and academia.
Teach: Teach resident, outreach, and alumni participants in plenary presentations, seminar engagements, panel discussions, small groups, and one-on-one mentoring with standards prevalent in graduate-level education.
Participant Engagement: Educate, engage, and empower participants who include practitioners from the military, government, and legislature and other governmental agencies, international and non-governmental agencies, industry and academia.
Connect, build relationships with, and engage representatives of U.S. and Germany stakeholders, in order to ensure topics related to Strategic Competition courses and engagements effectively support security cooperation objectives.
Strategic Competition Course Material Management: Identify, request, and coordinate necessary and desired logistical, administrative, and contractor support for strategic competition/ Great Power competition course and other engagement events.
Identify, request, direct and coordinate faculty support to strategic competition including development of study guides, exercises, case studies, presentations, identification and invitation of guest speakers, and seminar leadership.
Annual Program Plan Development: In accordance with U.S. and German guidance and priorities, provide input for annual multi-year program planning to secure necessary resourcing and to synchronize with other Center activities..
Design, develop, implement, and execute multi-year strategic competition focused security cooperation educational events to build partner and ally capacity and capability, and to assist in facilitating stakeholder requirements.
Design, develop, and implement events intended to sustain and grow a professional network of strategic competition practitioners and academics, and support Alumni Programs in developing and executing strategic competition alumni events.
Assess: Analyze and critique participant performance. This includes evaluating essays, case studies, papers, and tutorials. Assist with identifying appropriate measures of student performance and comprehension.
Research: Conduct and/or supervise the conduct of research and publish appropriate original contributions to his/her field of knowledge.
Curriculum Development: Develop curricula, evaluate and revise existing curricula, and prepare course modules and case studies.
Faculty Support: Coordinate with other faculty in developing module study guides, exercise and case study design, creating and delivering presentations, identifying and inviting guest speakers, leading seminars, etc.
Event Development: Assist in planning and executing events to build partner capability and capacity in support of stakeholder requirements, which may include serving as escort, moderator, project officer for field studies, or as course/event lead.
Alumni Engagement: Support alumni programs by designing, developing, and presenting content to sustain and grow the Marshall Center and assist the Alumni Programs Office in developing and executing alumni events.
Professional Development: Maintain a high level of currency in field of expertise through familiarity with emerging topics, research, and participation in appropriate professional conferences and other professional development activities.
Strengthen Team GCMC: Actively participate in Marshall Center activities to contribute to faculty and staff professional development. Support the Team by showing respect, leveraging diverse backgrounds and unique experiences, and unity of effort.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Personnel security investigation required. Position is non-sensitive and requires a personnel security investigation on a post-appointment basis only.
This duty description does not exhaust the variety of additional duties faculty members may be required to perform. The nature of programs offered by the Marshall Center demands academic flexibility in a culturally diverse environment.
This position is a full-time term appointment not to exceed 36 months.
The ideal candidate will:
Have practical professional experience working in a national security-related entity, international security related institution, or non-governmental organization studying strategic competition/ Great Power competition. This includes possessing familiarity and knowledge of as many of the following related topics as possible: Russia, China, revanchist states (e.g. Iran), irregular warfare, hybrid threats in the Grey Zone, the information environment, the international law and norms, cyber, strategy development and policy implementation for national security, whole of government and whole of society approaches to strategic competition, civilian-military relationships, national resiliency, resistance concept, NATO, EU, international relations.
Have strategic competition/ Great Power competition teaching experience at the graduate-level plus experience in designing curriculum and managing academia. Must have high social and emotional intelligence to facilitate engagements with many different cultures.
Experience working with practitioners from different countries.
Have a combination of both practical professional experience and academic expertise in various areas of strategic competition/ Great Power competition.
Have excelled in multi-cultural and international environments.
Be highly self-motivated and able to produce content, curriculum and course related projects with little prompting. Candidate must also be able to complete independent projects with little direct oversight or support.
Have demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and/or interact with government officials and practitioners engaged in strategic competition/ Great Power competition.
Possess significant relevant research experience.
Possess an active and working network of professional contacts across the broader community of strategic competition/ Great Power competition, including military and civilian government agencies, private industry, civil society, and academia.
Have a passion for building, nurturing, and engaging a global professional network of cyber security practitioners focused on identifying, developing and sharing workable solutions and best practices in the field of strategic competition/ Great Power competition.
Be able to articulate specific and detailed ways in which an educational program on strategic competition/ Great Power competition for practitioners could and should be enhanced and strengthened.
Candidates will be assessed on their experience and depth of knowledge of strategic competition/ Great Power competition. The greater the degree of professional and teaching experience, the greater chance the candidate will advance in the selection process.
Teaching Expertise: In your application describe your specific teaching experience at the graduate academic and practitioner level, and specifically in the strategic competition/ Great Power competition field.
Professional and Academic Experience: Describe your experience in the above listed areas of strategic competition/ Great Power competition.
Leadership: Describe your background of demonstrated successful supervisory, managerial, or leadership achievements as they are relevant to the areas listed above, in particular for an academic course, event or program in strategic competition/ Great Power competition.
Research: Describe your research experience and list any publications related to this position. If your work required you to produce official reports or papers not published for public consumption, describe the nature of this work.
Education: A Ph.D. in a related area or discipline is preferred.
Language: Fluency in Russian or Ukrainian is preferred.
About George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies is one of five United States Department of Defense Regional Centers, and the only bilateral Center—a partnership between the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and the German Federal Ministry of Defense (FMoD). An instrument of German-American cooperation, the Center addresses regional and transnational security issues for the U.S. DoD and German FMoD while maintaining a vast alumni network of security professionals