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Professor of International Security Studies

Air University
Montgomery, Alabama

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Air University (AU) Air War College is seeking qualified individuals to apply for the position of Professor of International Security Studies. 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, and/or American national security policy.


Air War College (AWC) offers master's degrees 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. The position requires university-equivalent teaching experience (graduate-level preferred) and a suitable academic publication record. Responsibilities include: teaching graduate-level seminars in the International Security Studies core curriculum (National Security Decision Making, Regional Security Studies, and Global Security); teaching electives in the applicant's area(s) of specialization; curriculum development; advising student research; and service to the institution.

Responsibilities also include producing curriculum for core and elective courses including curriculum content, instructional methods/materials, and testing/evaluation instruments. Provide detailed feedback to students and documentation of student progress. Also serve as subject matter expert and advisor to AWC and AU on subjects of relevance to academic background and teaching areas. Supervise and advise student research in course work, research projects, and professional studies papers (up to 4 students per year).

AWC is a leading contributor of national security thought for leaders across the U.S. Government and highly encourages policy-relevant scholarship by its faculty. A successful candidate would be expected to engage in professional research and writing in area(s) of expertise. Would be actively seeking publication of book manuscripts as well as scholarly works such as articles, monographs, and book reviews for publication in peer-­reviewed scholarly journals, professional journals and other outlets. Present results of research at appropriate conferences and symposia. 

Deadline date: 06/14/2021

For questions about this position, please contact Wayne Straw at (phone) 33-953-2231 or (email) [email protected]

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Air University is the intellectual and leadership-development center of the U.S. Air and Space Forces. Our mission is to educate and develop Air, Space, and Cyberspace warrior-leaders in support of the National Defense Strategy. Air University, with headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is a major component of Air Education and Training Command and is the lead agent for Air Force education.

Air University provides the full spectrum of Air Force education, encompassing pre-commissioning programs for new officers; graduate programs in specialized military disciplines; progressive, career-long professional military development for officer, enlisted, and civilian Airmen; and specialized programs for US cabinet appointees, senior executive service civilians, and general officers.

Air University draws on a long legacy of airpower education. The Wright brothers established the first US civilian flying school here in 1910. In the early 1930s, the Army Air Corps Tactical School moved to Montgomery, establishing Maxwell Field.

Air University was established in 1946, and today is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, masters, and doctor of philosophy degrees. Air University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty committed to inclusive teaching and scholarship.

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