Prof. of International Security Studies
Job Announcement:
Professor (open rank) of International Security Studies
Location: Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery AL
Application deadline: June 14, 2021

Position Description:
The United States Air War College Department of International Security Studies invites applications for the position of Professor (open rank) of International Security. Applicants should have expertise in the general national security studies field, with an emphasis on comparative and regional security, as well as scholarly interests in international political economy, comparative politics (with a security focus), and/or American national security policy. The department is particularly interested in candidates with a general IR focus on questions of US national and global security, civil-military relations, and the intersection of security and international economics, as well as those with regional expertise in Southeast Asia or Latin America.

Responsibilities include teaching graduate level seminars in the International Security Studies core curriculum (National Security Decision Making, Regional Security Studies focused on either your region of specialization or on US national security, and Global Security); teaching electives in the applicant's area(s) of specialization; curriculum development; advising student research; and service to the institution. Teaching duties approximate a 2/2 teaching load per academic year. Approximate class sizes are 12-16 students per seminar.

Qualifications and Requirements
The position requires university-equivalent teaching experience (graduate-level preferred) and broad knowledge of the subject matter that comprises the AWC curriculum, i.e., global environment, international political structures and strategy; military thought and theory; military history; organization, capabilities, and limitations of armed forces.

A successful candidate would be expected to maintain an active research agenda including the publication of scholarly works such as articles, monographs, and book reviews in peer reviewed scholarly journals, professional journals and other outlets, and presentation of research at appropriate conferences and symposia. There is time and funding available for research and travel for individual areas of expertise or regional specialty.

We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the department’s commitment to both diversity and academic excellence. We are dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty committed to inclusive teaching and scholarship. Applicants should address how they will further these goals in their cover letter.

Applicants must be:
US citizens
Holding a PhD at the time of application in Political Science, International Relations, History or a closely related field with an emphasis on international security policy.
Able to obtain a Secret clearance.

Application Materials:
Cover Letter
Application form (available through USA Jobs)
Teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching accomplishments (experience and awards)
Diversity Statement including teaching, life experience and/or research interests that contribute to a climate that values and promotes diversity in all its forms
3 Professional References
Academic Transcript from PhD

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit
Or email Department Chair Colonel Wayne Straw at [email protected]
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About the Air War College:
The Air War College is the US Air Force’s Senior Professional Military Education institution, training the next generation of senior leaders. The in-residence program at Air War College offers master's degrees (Masters in Strategic Studies) and senior-level professional military education to U.S. military officers, civilian government officials, and to military officers from more than 40 nations. It contains a diverse faculty of security studies experts engaged in rigorous academic research on critical issues in contemporary security debates.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Diane Day
[email protected]
325 Chennault Circle
Maxwell AFB, 36112