U.S. nationals: Professor of Environmental Security

U.S. Army War College

Carlisle Barracks, PA, USA 🇺🇸



About the Position:
This is a full-time civilian faculty position within the Center for Strategic Leadership. While the initial term is up to four years with the first year being a trial period, it is the intent for this to be a long-term faculty position. Reappointments may occur in up to five-year increments, subject to job performance and availability of funding. Academic rank and salary will be based on the selectee’s academic credentials, experience, and professional accomplishments.
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  • Make substantive national-level contributions to the understanding of the environment as it impacts U.S. national security; serve as a thought-leader on the environment as a potential driver of instability and conflict.
  • Serve as the USAWC expert on the issues in environmental security that may impact the character of future conflicts; provide this insight to USAWC faculty and students through lectures, symposia and participation in curriculum and course review.
  • Develop and deliver graduate-level curriculum which focuses on environmental security.
  • Facilitate student research, writing and perspectives on environmental security issues.
  • Participate in wargames and workshops, and write and publish on matters of strategic importance related to the implications of the environment on national security.
  • Represent the USAWC at professional conferences, seminars, and meetings; and develop/support USAWC conferences, seminars and meetings.
  • Engage in internal and external service in support of institutional missions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel (domestic and/or international) for this position up to 15% of the time.

Supervisory status: No
Promotion Potential: None


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • Must provide official academic transcripts, upon request. Unofficial transcripts are suitable for application purposes.
  • Must be available for employment between September 1 and December 31, 2021.


Who May Apply:
U.S. Citizens

To qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your rĂ©sumĂ© must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is available at http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/Transcripts.pdf

 Applicants will be rated based on the criteria listed below by a panel of subject matter experts appointed with the purpose of identifying the best-qualified candidates.

1. Graduate degree in a discipline relating to environmental security. A PhD or equivalent is strongly preferred.
2. Record of publication on key environmental security issues, with an emphasis on the implications of environmental security issues on national security and conflict.
3. Experience in developing and educating students at the graduate level.
4. Demonstrated skill at presenting research and analysis to senior leaders and officials, including demonstrating the potential to engage senior leaders in specific research-based discussion and provide sound recommendations concerning environmental security and the implications to national security strategy.
5. Active involvement in professional networks relevant to environmental security.


For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications) and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html (http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html).

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
  • Include the job announcement number on your application.
  • Must provide official academic transcripts upon request (unofficial transcripts are required at the time of application).
  • Telework — Limited local telework may be authorized in accordance with agency policies.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The application review process to determine if you meet the experience and education requirements found in the job announcement begins upon the closing date of the announcement. If you are one of the top candidates, you may be invited to interview by the selection official. If selected, you will receive a tentative job offer. Depending on the strength of the applicant pool, this process may take several months after the closing date of the job announcement.

Please follow all instructions carefully, as failure to submit a complete application could invalidate your submission. In this regard, please be sure to read the HOW TO APPLY and REQUIRED DOCUMENTS sections.

DO NOT upload application materials to the USAJobs.gov resume submission system. Submit application packages and requests for further information directly to:
U.S. Army War College
Office of the G1
46 Ashburn Drive (Anne Ely Hall, Room 233)
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013

[email protected]
(717) 245-4596 or (717) 961-2256

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance: Secret
Drug test required: No
Position sensitivity and risk: Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process: Suitability/FitnessNational security

Required Documents

Please see the list of requirements in the “How to Apply” section.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates could contain personal information for someone other than the applicant. Redact these documents to remove the personal information of others before submitting your application. You may be asked to provide an un-redacted version of the documents to confirm your eligibility for selection.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the job announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes the items listed below. Applications must be postmarked or e-dated by the closing date of this job announcement. Please include the job announcement number on the application.

Army network servers have an overall limit of 10 MB per email. To ensure delivery of your application, we recommend that applicants limit overall email size to no more than 5-8 MB. You may send documents in several emails to reduce overall size.

The USAWC G1 will provide email confirmation of all received applications. If you do not receive delivery confirmation within three business days please contact the USAWC G1 at (717) 245-4596 or (717) 961-2256, or via email to

[email protected]

Failure to provide these documents may result in disqualification for the position. Please note that this is not a Title 5 (General Scale) position, and the routine procedures for filing through the USAJobs.gov automated system should NOT be followed. Instead, please submit your complete application package and any requests for further information directly to the USAWC G1 at the email address listed below.

  • Letter of application addressing the required KSAs and other qualifications, as listed in the QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED section above.
  • Curriculum vitae or rĂ©sumĂ©.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (i.e., birth certificate, passport).
  • One sample of the candidate’s data analysis and the resultant visualization / decision products that were used to address an enterprise level requirement – not to exceed 50 pages (Electronic format is preferred, as hard copies will not be returned without a self-addressed and metered envelope.)
  • Academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate level). Unofficial transcripts are required with your application submission. You must provide official college transcripts upon request.
  • Name, title, address, and current contact information of four disinterested professional references (i.e., persons who can affirm the candidate’s qualifications but have no stake in the outcome of the selection).
  • Documentation supporting any request for Veteran’s Preference (such as a DD Form 214 and/or VA statement of disability). The selection committee will consider veterans preference in its assessment of qualified candidates, but Veteran status is not a requirement for this position.
  • A short narrative of one page or less that describes how you would contribute to an atmosphere of diversity at the U.S. Army War College through teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Both paper and electronic submissions are acceptable, but the latter is strongly encouraged. The preferred method of submission is by e-mail with .pdf attachments.

Submit your complete application package and any requests for further information to:
U.S. Army War College Office of the G1
46 Ashburn Drive (Anne Ely Hall, Room 233)
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013

[email protected]
(717) 245-4596 or (717) 961-2256

Agency contact information

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Carlisle, PA 17013
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Next steps

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, etc.) will be reviewed by a specially appointed selection committee to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.