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Professor of Nuclear Enterprise Operations

Air University
Montgomery, Alabama

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Air University's (AU) Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies, an academic center under the Air War College, invites applications from qualified individuals for a faculty position of Assistant Professor. This position educates Air War College and Air Command and Staff College students on political and military deterrence concepts, develops education and curriculum, oversees student field trips, and directs student research on contemporary deterrence policy and strategic issues.


The primary focus of the position is on curriculum development and instruction on strategic deterrence and nuclear deterrence operations to students at the Air War College and Air Command and Staff College. General class size is 8-12 students. Participates in planning, developing, and implementing course content, instructional methods/materials, and testing/evaluation instruments. Provides detailed feedback to students and documentation of student progress. Serves as subject-matter expert and advisor to PME colleges and Air University on subjects of relevance to academic background and teaching area. Makes recommendations on educational methods, program content, course organization, lesson development, lecture subjects, lecturers, integration of state-of-the-art technology applications, and other areas of curriculum development. Guides, stimulates discussion, and evaluates participation and contribution of students.

Advises student research on major research projects (professional study papers). In collaboration with other faculty, ensures research studies are conducted in line with the latest US military and DoD policies. Pursues individual research in the area of expertise, writes scholarly works such as articles, monographs, and book reviews for external peer-reviewed publications, broadens and deepens personal knowledge to maintain intellectual leadership. 

Deadline:  8/30/2021

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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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