The CCMR’s Africa Program in the School of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) invites applications for a non-tenure track, .25 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) position of Senior Lecturer to provide instruction in Civil-Military Relations and related subject areas to military officers and government officials form partner nations in Africa.
We are seeking candidates with international teaching experience and expertise in Civil-Military Relations, specifically within the African continent, and related fields to join a collaborative team that is dedicated to working with allied and partner nations to provide a framework within which these nations may develop, strengthen and sustain effective, efficient and accountable civil-military relations and national security governance.
Established in 2000, the Africa Program delivers civil-military relations education to a broad selection of civilian (governmental and non-governmental) and military participants in Africa. Between 2000 and 2015, CCMR conducted over 100 seminars in 32 African countries, engaging more than 5,000 African participants.
Custom tailored to meet partner nation needs, the Africa Program curriculum typically involves a combination of expert presentations, plenary discussions and small group exercises. Participants conduct risk assessments to identify security challenges then develop action plans—identifying roles and responsibilities, time-lines and metrics for evaluation—to address those challenges. The Africa Program engages with African leaders at the strategic level to promote democratically elected civilian control of the armed forces, effective and efficient militaries, police, courts and governmental institutions to support vibrant, safe and secure societies in Africa.
We seek dynamic candidates with expertise and significant experience in: Civil-Military Relations, Counter-Terrorism, Civil-Military Operations, and working with allied and partner nations to assist in the development of civil-military approaches to national security challenges. This requires expertise in how governments organize themselves to address national security challenges, and how they can coordinate comprehensive, integrated approaches to protect their citizens and nations.
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in and experience teaching internationally. The majority of Africa Program events are conducted overseas, generally for an audience of mid-career to senior level military officers and their civilian equivalents from the Armed Forces, Ministry of Defense or other institutions. Courses, seminars and workshops are generally 1-2 weeks in duration, and occasionally take place in locations where conditions are austere. Africa Program faculty generally teach as part of a team comprised of other NPS faculty members and / or contracted subject matter experts.
This faculty position is an intermittent appointment not to exceed 520 hours per year. Successful applicants will develop course materials and teach in various locations, primarily outside the U.S., on an as-needed basis. Africa Program faculty may also be required to conduct research in various elements of civil-military relations and whole-of-government approaches to national security challenges, and to apply the results of their research to further curriculum development.
As teaching will be conducted primarily in various overseas locations while in Temporary Assignment Duty (TAD) status, relocation to Monterey is not required.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications must include up-to-date curriculum vitae. Three letters of reference will be required of candidates who are selected for the interview phase of this recruitment action. A relevant writing sample will be requested from candidates selected to be interviewed.
Application reviews will begin on November 15, 2018. Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2018.
Applications should be sent to:
Program Manager, Africa Program
Center for Civil-Military Relations
US Naval Postgraduate School
Preferred Military experience at the General Officer/Flag Officer rank.
US citizens only.
An advanced degree (Master’s degree or above) in the discipline of Political Science, International Relations, or a related field.
Significant, recent and relevant international civil-military relations and security governance experience and expertise.
Experience teaching advanced academic courses or presenting professional briefings / reports to an international audience of adult learners. Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate multifaceted issues in an effective manner, discuss complex problems, conduct analysis, and recommend solutions.
Demonstrated understanding of issues and challenges related to security governance that are faced by nations in Africa.
Recent, relevant publications on international civil-military relations, security governance or related topics.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work effectively in a team instructional environment.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to travel internationally, particularly to austere locations in the developing world.
Preferred but not required:
Experience working with foreign military officers and civilian defense professionals in a security cooperation environment is strongly preferred.
Foreign language proficiency, particularly in French, or Portuguese, is preferred.
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