Thursday, November 17, 2005

US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] The U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) seeks a resident visiting research professor for the 2006-2007 academic year with a possibility of renewal for a second year. This is a research position with no teaching and very limited administrative duties. The successful candidate will advance their own research agenda while simultaneously producing SSI studies on relevant strategic topics which will be distributed to military leaders, government officials, civilian academics, and the global strategic community. This position is authorized under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act and is fully funded. The visitor will remain an employee of his or her current educational institution at his or her current salary. The Army War College reimburses the current employing institution for salary and benefits. The War College offers generous travel and research support, and may also provide relocation assistance to the successful candidate. SSI serves as a bridge between the Army and the strategic, policy, and scholarly communities. SSI faculty influence national strategy via rigorous, policy-focused research, publication, and presentation of findings to government officials, academics, and members of the news media. In addition to the excellent Army War College library, the adjoining Military History Institute archive, and the assets of nearby Washington D.C., SSI faculty draw on the expertise of colleagues who are active duty and retired military officers, members of the Foreign Service, representatives from the Intelligence Community, and civilian scholars. SSI’s contacts in the Army staff and elsewhere in the defense policy community provide visiting professors an opportunity to observe the defense policy process from within – as well as the chance to influence it. For more on SSI, see The U.S. Army War College is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small, historic town 20 miles west of Harrisburg, the state capital. It is within an easy drive of a wide range of recreational, artistic, and shopping opportunities including Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Hershey, and the Amish country. The region abounds with outstanding outdoor activities. Local public schools are considered very good. For more information on the Carlisle area see The successful candidate for this position must have a strong record of scholarly research and publication, and the potential for drawing important policy and strategy implications from their work. We are particularly interested in research on the interagency process, American grand strategy, counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism, and net assessment, but any topic with importance for American defense policy will be considered. Primary criteria for selection include the likelihood of producing studies relevant to SSI?s core audience, and research interests that fill a gap in SSI?s staff expertise. The successful candidate must be eligible to return to his or her employing institution following their appointment at SSI. Applicants may not be students or employees of for-profit consulting firms, and must be US citizens. To apply, mail, fax, or email a c.v. or resume, one sample publication, a summary of your research agenda, and a one paragraph proposal for an SSI study to: Dr. Stephen Biddle Strategic Studies Institute U.S. Army War College Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5244 (717) 245-4126, fax 245-3820 email: The deadline for applications is 2 January 2006. Material received after that date cannot be considered. SSI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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