Visiting Research Professor

Author: USAWC Strategic Studies Institute

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The U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) seeks a visiting research professor, under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, for academic year 2018-2019, with the possibility of continuation for a second year. The visiting professor will advance her or his research while producing SSI studies on national security policy and military strategy. No teaching will be required.

SSI is a bridge between the U.S. Army and strategic, policy, and scholarly communities. SSI faculty influence national strategy through policy-focused research, publications, and presenting findings to military leaders, government officials, academics, and news media.

The visiting research professor must have a strong research and publication record, thorough under-standing of U.S. national security policy and strategy, and the ability to craft implementable recom-mendations from his or her research. Primary criteria for selection include the probability of producing studies useful to SSI’s core audience and the ability to bring diverse perspectives to bear on national security issues. Therefore, research must be directly relevant to current and future decisions Army leaders must make. SSI encourages applicants to consult the Key Strategic Issues List on SSI’s web-site to identify priority research topics.

This opportunity, while authorized under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, is contingent upon available funding. The visiting research professor must be a full-time employee of a U.S. educational or research organization and eligible to return to the parent organization, in the same or an equivalent capacity. U.S. Government employees and employees of for-profit organizations are not eligible. The visiting professor will remain an employee of his or her current institution, and the USAWC will pro-vide funding to the employer, rather than to the professor.