American University's Women in Cybersecurity Club

AU's School of International Service has opened a new student club, Women in Cybersecurity. This club is open to any and all graduate female cyber students and graduate student allies within cybersecurity. Click here for more info.

United States Naval Academy, History Department; Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in American Naval History - Maryland

The U.S. Naval Academy invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in American Naval History to begin as early as Fall 2022 in the History Department. Candidates specializing in twentieth-century American naval history or the social and cultural aspects of American naval history are preferred.

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is a four-year undergraduate institution with a mission to prepare midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically for commissioning as officers in the naval services. 

For more information about this position and how to apply please visit the USNA position announcement at https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/Tenure-track-NavalHistory-AY22.php

U.S. Naval War College - Assistant Professor of Strategy and Policy

Join us and teach strategy to the next generation of military and national security professionals. The Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College, Newport, RI, invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor faculty appointment beginning in July 2022. 

U.S. Naval War College. The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. U.S. and selected international graduates earn Master of Arts degrees in National Security & Strategic Studies or Defense & Strategic Studies accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The College educates and develops future leaders through the development of strategic perspective, critical thinking, and cultural awareness, as well as enhancing the capability to advise senior leaders and policy makers. The College also helps to define the future Navy and its roles and missions; supports combat readiness; strengthens global maritime partnerships; and promotes ethics and leadership throughout the force. We are actively seeking candidates with diverse academic, demographic, and professional backgrounds. More information on the college can be found at www.usnwc.edu.

Strategy and Policy: Long recognized for its innovative curriculum and widespread influence on the study of strategy, the Strategy and Policy Department offers a challenging interdisciplinary education on strategy for students from all military services, government agencies, and officers from over 100 countries. The Department has a multidisciplinary faculty that works as a team to present an exciting course that synthesizes strategic theory, historical case studies, and their application to pressing policy and strategy problems. The strategy courses use strategic theory, the history of war (on land and at sea), and an examination of current-day conflicts to develop critical analytical skills for understanding the interrelationship of policy aims, strategy, and military operations. The interdisciplinary nature of the strategy courses requires that faculty members develop a breadth of knowledge well beyond their primary area of specialization. You can learn more about the S&P Department at our webpage: https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Academic-Departments/Strategy-and-Policy-Department.

Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities include teaching graduate-level courses on strategy, collaborating in development of the common core curriculum, carrying out research and publication, engaging in College service, and the option of developing and teaching elective courses in areas of expertise. Teaching is primarily seminar-format with some lectures. The trimester system allows substantial time for research and professional development. The appointment is tenure-track.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand at time of starting employment. Since the Strategy and Policy is an interdisciplinary department focused on the teaching of strategy, we seek candidates from a variety of disciplines related to: Political science: international relations, security studies, strategic studies, comparative politics, or related sub-fields; History: military, diplomatic, economic, international, naval, or related sub-fields; Political economy; Public policy; American Foreign Policy; Regional studies.

Competitive candidates should have a promising scholarly agenda, teaching experience, and a desire to teach military and security professionals.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.

Salary Considerations: Rank and salary commensurate in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule for assistant professor. This compensation package is accompanied by a generous federal employee benefits package that includes health insurance with employer contribution, retirement savings plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits.

Application Process: Applicants must reference VA#NWC-21-13 and must submit their application package to: nwc-21-13@usnwc.edu. The application package must include a (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample, and (4) three letters of reference (letters of reference can be included in the application package or may be sent separately to nwc-21-13@usnwc.edu). Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm (EDT), 5 November 2021.

Please direct any questions about this position or the institution to the Department Chair, Kevin McCranie at kevin.mccranie@usnwc.edu.

Department of International Affairs, Assistant Professor of Grand Strategy; Texas A&M University

The Department of International Affairs in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in the area of grand strategy. By grand strategy, we mean the use of statecraft by great powers to achieve foreign policy goals, broadly defined.

We seek candidates whose work applies the very best scholarship to the most pressing issues facing the United States in the twenty-first century and does so in a way that broadens the intellectual and practical discussion of grand strategy. In addition to having first-rate scholarly credentials, the ideal candidate will also have an interest in applying scholarly work to some aspect of the formulation and implementation of grand strategy. Full details HERE.

Belfer Center Fellowship, Harvard - Opens Oct 1

Application process opens October 1, 2021 and will remain open through December 1, 2021. Fellowships support both academic and professional tracks. They are open to individuals who are doctoral candidates, recent Ph.D. recipients of equivalent degrees, and practitioners from the public and private sectors. For full details click here.

Reimagining Democracy Fellowship Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

The Ash Center is seeking a research fellow with a passion for deepening democracy and a background in learning and innovation platforms. The fellow will help grow the Reimagining Democracy Initiative, a new collaboration among HKS faculty committed to building a unique environment in which scholars and practitioners come together in exploring bold ideas to improve democracy. Reimagining Democracy is a novel platform, or incubator, that aims to understand today’s threats to democracy, generate and investigate bold ideas and solutions, and ultimately challenge conventional wisdom and practice. The Initiative will deploy a variety of collaborative program and research models engaging scholars and practitioners: ongoing learning forums, focused working groups or executive sessions, symposia that reach broader audiences, and opportunities to capture the energy and creativity of Harvard students. Full details here.

Professor of the Practice in Security Studies and Director of External Education and Outreach; Georgetown University

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure-line faculty position in the Security Studies Program (SSP). The candidate would be a non-tenure line professor of the practice in SSP and the SSP director of external education and outreach.

The candidate would teach four courses a year, some required by the program and others reflecting the candidate’s specialization. The courses would be chosen by the SSP director and associate director in consultation with the candidate.

As director of external education and outreach, he or she would supervise development and implementation of co-curricular education, liaise with educational institutions to include semester exchange program development and implementation (e.g., King’s College, Swedish Defense University, etc.), oversee development and implementation of several annual conferences, and develop external education opportunities. The successful candidate would work with SSP faculty and staff to manage part of the SSP curriculum depending on their area of expertise. In addition, he or she would mentor students, identify, manage, and mentor adjunct professors, and otherwise assist SSP leadership with the running of the program. He or she would report to the SSP director and associate director.The start date for this three-year position is January 1, 2022, though flexibility on start date is possible. This position is renewable depending on performance and need. Reappointment will be determined in accordance with the Framework for Full Time Non-Tenure Line Instructional Faculty

Applications for this position must be made via Georgetown’s online application management system at apply.interfolio.com/94510. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Open Date: Sep 10, 2021; Deadline: Oct 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time 

Center For A New American Security (CNAS): Fellow/Associate Fellow

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire a Fellow/Associate Fellow for its Technology and National Security Program. Ideal candidates will have experience in research and/or policy development at the intersection of technology and national security and an interest in U.S. technology competitiveness and policy. Policy-relevant knowledge and expertise in strategic technologies, such as semiconductors/microelectronics, artificial intelligence, information and communications technology, cybersecurity, or digital infrastructure, is preferred. Details here.

Fall Fellow 2021 (Part-Time/Paid), The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS)

The LCWINS Fellow will perform tasks as-needed to support the needs of the organization and may have the opportunity to do research and draft written products for internal and external audiences. Some potential areas for research and writing include: women and diversity in leadership, employment law, law related to non-profit organizations and political activities, policies that improve women’s hiring, impacts of COVID on women in the national security workforce, retention, promotion, and diversity and inclusion in national security. We are seeking someone who works collaboratively on a team but who is also able to work independently. The Fellow will be supervised by the Executive Director. Full details here.


Fall Intern 2021 (Part-Time/Paid), The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS)

The LCWINS Intern will perform tasks as-needed to support the organization and will be encouraged to pursue an independent project related to LCWINS’ advocacy. The Intern will work under the direction of the LCWINS Executive Director and support the LCWINS fellow as-needed.   This internship is an incredible opportunity for exposure to LCWINS’ vast network of senior women leaders, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the fields of national security and nonprofit management. Full details here.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in National Security & Intelligence Studies; Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, will fund one postdoctoral research scholar position in national security and intelligence studies during the 2021-22 academic year. Intelligence is central to the making and study of national security policy, as underscored by the role of intelligence in major recent controversies—the terrorist attacks of September 11, the US invasion of Iraq, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. These events highlight the critical need for a deep and sophisticated understanding of the intelligence business and its role in contemporary issues of national security. The Saltzman Institute's Program on National Security & Intelligence Studies seeks to more fully integrate key aspects of intelligence—its history, evolution, changing role/capabilities, and current day mission and workforce culture--into the SIPA/Columbia international relations and national security curriculum. An important initiative of the program is to expand opportunities for participation for BIPOC and female students, as well as students from developing nations.

The position will be based in New York City, within the Saltzman Institute at Columbia University, for a 12-month term, encompassing the 2021-2022 academic year. To be eligible, applicants should receive a Ph.D. degree prior to August 31, 2021. The postdoctoral research scholar will be expected to dedicate the majority of their time to research in the fields intelligence and national security, as part of the Saltzman Institute’s new Program on Intelligence and National Security; and to complete substantive work such as a book, article(s), or other significant publication while in residence. They will teach one graduate level course, also open to advanced undergraduates, in the area of intelligence and national security, and will be expected to attend and participate in Institute-sponsored events including public and private seminars, panels, conferences, research colloquia, and meetings. We will consider applications from American and foreign students. The position will be compensated at a salary of $75,000 plus benefits. Application materials should include a CV, a research statement, a cover letter, a letter of recommendation, and a list of two additional academic references whom we will contact. Materials should be sent as one .pdf attachment via email to Assistant Director Ingrid Gerstmann at ig79@columbia.edu.

Call for Manuscripts - The Association of the United States Army (AUSA)

Submissions must be unpublished (in print or online) and will be reviewed by an editorial board and selected for publication based on overall quality, scholarship and significance of the subject matter. Membership in AUSA, while always encouraged, is not a requirement for participation. submitted via e-mail to Nzinga A. Curry, Director, Education & Programs, at ncurry@ausa.org.

Land Warfare Papers

This program is an outlet for research on defense and national security issues that will serve to inform and influence opinion on defense matters. Participation is not limited to AUSA members or servicemembers. Submissions should be in the range of 5,000 to 10,000 words and any accompanying graphics must be reproducible in black and white. A one-page synopsis of the paper and a brief biography of the author must accompany the manuscript.  Papers are reviewed by an editorial board for overall quality, scholarship and the significance of the subject matter.

Landpower Essays

This series is designed to provide an outlet for original, unpublished essays on topics that will stimulate professional discussion and further public understanding of the landpower aspects of national security. Essays should not exceed 5,000 words. Examples of these papers can be found HERE.

Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy: 

Hiring 1 Full Time (100 %) Senior Researcher to lead new research programme on "International Cyber Security (ICS)" - runs until 31 Dec 2022; based in Hamburg. More info here.

Atlantic Council, Internships:  

More details here.

Center for Democracy & Technology:  

More details here.