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Job Title: PROFESSOR OF COMPARATIVE MILITARY STUDIES
Department: Department Of The Air Force
Job Announcement Number: KS-ACSC-03-2011
Salary Range: $70,000.00 - $125,000.00 /year
Series & Grade: AD-1701-00/00
Open Period: Friday, March 04, 2011 to Friday, May 06, 2011
Position Information: Full-Time Term position not to exceed 3 years.
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Montgomery, AL
Who May Be Considered: Applications will be accepted from United States citizens only. Position open until filled; first cut-off for consideration is 28 Mar 2011 and every 2 wks until the ad closes.
The USAF Air Universitys (ACSC) invites applications for a faculty position in the area of comparative military studies. The position provides academic expertise to support the design, development and execution of the resident and distance learning educational programs at ACSC, with responsibilities in the areas of instruction, curriculum development, academic advising, and scholarly research.
ACSC, the Air Forces Intermediate Professional Military Education institution, prepares field grade officers of all services, International Officers, and mid-career Civil Service employees to assume positions of higher responsibility with the military and other government arenas. ACSC offers a masters degree in both the resident and distance learning programs.
Focus of the position is on teaching, research, service, academic administration, and advising. Faculty members develop curriculum and teach within core curriculum courses and participate, as required, in exercises that support the schools course of study. Faculty members are also expected to teach elective courses, advise student research projects, and pursue active research, publication and service to ACSC, , and the Air Force as directed by the dean, school commandant and the commander of Air University.
The position requires a broad knowledge of military thought and theory; military history; organization, capabilities, and limitations of armed forces. Specialization in one or more of the following areas: leadership and organizational principles, ethics, and morality of war; interpersonal and group problem solving skills in the military environment; values, group dynamics, team building, advocacy/negotiation; strategic communication; creative and critical thinking.
Outstanding teaching skills, commitment to interdisciplinary methods and ability to teach a wide range of introductory-level courses in modern military policy, strategy, or operations are essential. Knowledge of educational technology and instructional techniques, evaluation methods and procedures, skill in designing, developing and evaluating course materials is desirable. Knowledge of research methods and ability to conduct research in area(s) of specialization, evidence of ability to publish in academic and professional journals is highly desirable. Letters of recommendation should provide evidence of the candidates demonstrated aptitude for teaching in the seminar environment.
Applicants should possess relevant and experience. Relevant disciplines include history, political science, social and behavioral sciences, or closely related field. Appointment will be as assistant, associate, or full professor, with commensurate salary, depending upon qualifications.