Director of the Center of International Trade and Security
Open Until Filled: No
Job Summary: The University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) is seeking applications for the Director of the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS). The successful candidate must have a teaching and academic record appropriate for an academic professional faculty position (non-tenured) with adjunct faculty status in the School's Department of International Affairs and must have a strong record of grant and contract acquisition and of fundraising. The University of Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia, is a Research I institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia. The main campus is located on 615 acres, approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta and 185 miles from the coast of Georgia. The Center for International Trade and Security's mission is to promote peace and prosperity through programs that focus on the mitigation of threats posed by the transfer, trade, and use of technologies and materials associated with weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This includes the safety and security of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials, and strategic trade controls on dual use products related to both WMD and conventional weapons. The Center is eager to broaden its scope to address other unconventional threats to national security, such as cybersecurity, threats to energy infrastructure, and terrorism. CITS carries out its mission by engaging in policy-relevant research, and providing outreach and training of US and foreign policymakers, industry representatives, educators, students and the general public, about the need to secure the supply chain of advanced technologies and materials, and stop the proliferation of WMD. The Center also engages these communities via international colloquia and Track II negotiations on emerging security issues. The Center has a distinguished record of policy research, training, and outreach projects in dozens of countries. CITS's Security and Strategic Trade Management Academy alone has trained more than 800 government officials, academics and industry representatives from 70 countries on how to establish, or implement and enforce strategic trade controls. The Center's programs are sustained by private foundation grants, individual and corporate gifts, and corporate and government contracts. The Center puts great emphasis on mission-critical education and training programs conducted at the University of Georgia and with international partners worldwide. CITS contributes to the School of Public and International Affairs' Master of International Policy (MIP) Program that prepares graduate students for careers in international security and nonproliferation. CITS experts serve as instructors in the MIP Program, whose graduates have been placed in prestigious educational and government institutions. CITS experts also administer the year-long Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Program that prepares undergraduates for careers in nonproliferation and national security. SLP Fellows have earned distinguished national and international scholarships and have been hired by US government agencies, international organizations, corporations, and consulting firms. In cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, CITS publishes Compass - a journal focusing on experts' and practitioners' perspectives on the effective implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540, which seeks to prevent WMD proliferation and terrorism by non-state actors. CITS experts also publish research and train organizations on the "human factor" (security culture) in CBRN security. The Director of the Center reports to the Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, and is a non-tenured, academic professional with adjunct faculty status in the Department of International Affairs. For more information, visit: http://spia.uga.edu/departments-centers/center-for-international-trade-and-security-cits/. A terminal degree is required in policy, law, science, technology, or engineering. At least ten years of demonstrated success in acquiring contracts and grants in the arenas of national and/or international security required. A Ph.D. is preferred. The Center seeks a candidate with demonstrated leadership skills and a solid record of grant- and/or contract-funded research and service, and capability to teach graduate courses on issues such as WMD nonproliferation, counterterrorism, arms trade, cybersecurity, or other emerging threats to national and international security. Crucial to this position is a proven record of contract and grant acquisition and success in fundraising. Previous government or policy-related experience or scholarship is a plus. The candidate should have a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates should also have the interest and ability to successfully manage international teams. Applications received by November 20, 2017 are assured consideration. Please apply using the FacultyJobs@UGA online system (https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/). Include in your application (1) a cover letter (2) a curriculum vita and (3) the contact information for three individuals who can provide reference letters. Applicants invited for interviews will also be required to provide graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching experience and evaluations, and/or example(s) of scholarly research. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Amanda Sandoval at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-542-2985. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Minimum Qualifications: A terminal degree in policy, law, science, technology, or engineering is required. At least ten years of demonstrated success in acquiring contracts and grants in the arenas of national and/or international security required.
Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. is preferred. The Center seeks a candidate with demonstrated leadership skills and a solid record of grant- and/or contract-funded research and service, and capability to teach graduate courses on issues such as WMD nonproliferation, counterterrorism, arms trade, cybersecurity, or other emerging threats to national and international security. Crucial to this position is a proven record of grant and contract acquisition and success in fundraising. Previous government or policy-related experience or scholarship is a plus. The candidate should have a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates should also have the interest and ability to successfully manage international teams.
Faculty Rank: Academic Professional
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area