The U.S. Army War College is located at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, home to a historic Army post that provides a collegial, vibrant, and secure work environment for its employees. The U.S. Army War College is the Army's most senior institution for professional military education. It educates the best U.S. military officers for all services, U.S. government civilians, and military officers from over 70 foreign countries.This postdoctoral fellowship is a civilian faculty position at the U.S. Army War College as provided under the Title 10 United States Code.
About the Position:
The. U.S. Army War College seeks a postdoctoral fellow with regional studies expertise to conduct research related to Eurasia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East or Latin America. Additional expertise in areas related to military history, American foreign policy, and international relations will receive special consideration. Postdoctoral fellows will work within the Department of National Security and Strategy (DNSS) and will primarily conduct research, but will also contribute to the teaching mission.
Fellowships provide up to one year of support for individuals to conduct research after attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.
Duration of the fellowships is 9 to 12 months, beginning no earlier than 1 July 2018, and no later than 1 September 2018. Fellowships may not be deferred or delayed.
Initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extension to a second year depending on the needs of the institution, performance, and availability of funds. There is no guarantee of extension beyond the first year.
Upon appointment, postdoctoral fellows are paired with faculty supervisors responsible for directing the fellows' work and optimizing their professional development. Within the U.S. Army War College, fellows are assigned to the organization of the faculty supervisor. Fellows rely on their assigned organizations for office space, administrative support, official communication, and other necessities.
Who May Apply:
Postdoctoral fellows serve in the capacity of junior faculty and contribute to research and teaching at the U.S. Army War College. They must possess expertise in disciplines relevant to the U.S. Army War College curriculum (See Qualifications below) and demonstrate commitment to a career in research and teaching at the college or university level.
Principal duties of this position are listed below:
Occasional travel - Travel (domestic and/or international) may be required up to 10% of the time.
Conditions of Employment
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume' 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.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Applicants will be rated based on the criteria listed below:
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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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