Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (International Defense Acquisition Management)
Naval Postgraduate School
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June 22, 2018
Higher Education Institution
International Defense Acquisition Resource Management Program
Center for Civil-Military Relations
School of International Graduate Studies
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
This position is open to US Residents only.
The International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) Program in the School of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) invites applications for multiple non-tenure track positions of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to provide instruction in international defense acquisition management and related subject areas. We are seeking candidates with international teaching experience and expertise in international defense acquisition management and related fields to join an entrepreneurial and collaborative team that is dedicated to working with allied and partner nations to provide a framework within which these nations may develop, strengthen and sustain effective, efficient and accountable defense acquisition systems.
Established in 1997, the IDARM program works to strengthen democratic relationships and international security cooperation through acquisition education, research, and professional service. IDARM offers a wide range of courses on topics of interest to U.S. allied and partner nations. All of our programming is tailored to the host nation’s specific context and requirements. We do not teach solely the U.S. Department of Defense acquisition system, but rather focus on the underlying fundamental concepts, their application, and global best practices in international defense acquisition management.
We seek dynamic candidates with expertise and significant experience in one or more of the following areas as applied to the defense sector: acquisition logistics, acquisition planning, contracting and contract management, logistics planning and implementation, program / project management, supply chain management, risk management, life cycle management, life cycle cost analysis, international defense acquisition negotiations, multi-criteria decision making, defense acquisition policy, and building integrity and transparency in defense acquisition.
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in and experience teaching internationally. The majority of IDARM events are conducted overseas, generally for an audience of mid-career to senior level military officers and their civilian equivalents from the Armed Forces, Ministry of Defense or other institutions. Courses, seminars and workshops are generally 1-2 weeks in duration, and occasionally take place in locations where conditions are austere. IDARM faculty generally teach as part of a team comprised of other NPS faculty members and / or contracted subject matter experts.
These faculty positions are intermittent appointments not to exceed 1040 hours per year. Successful applicants will develop course materials and teach in various locations, primarily outside the U.S., on an as-needed basis. IDARM faculty may also be required to conduct research in international defense acquisition management and related fields, and to apply the results of their research to further curriculum development.
More information about the IDARM program may be found at: www.my.nps.edu/web/idarm.
As teaching will be conducted primarily in various overseas locations while in Temporary Assignment Duty (TAD) status, relocation to Monterey is not required.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications must include up-to-date curriculum vitae. Three letters of reference will be required of candidates who are selected for the interview phase of this recruitment action. A relevant writing sample will be requested for candidates selected to be interviewed.
Application reviews will begin on June 14, 2018
Applications will be accepted through July 30,2018.
Applications should be sent to:
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service)
An advanced degree (Master’s degree or above) in the discipline of Defense Acquisition Management or a related field.
Significant, recent and relevant international defense acquisition experience and expertise.
Experience teaching advanced academic courses or presenting professional briefings / reports to an international audience of adult learners.
Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate multifaceted issues in an effective manner, discuss complex problems, conduct analysis, and recommend solutions.
Demonstrated understanding of issues and challenges related to defense acquisition that are faced by nations other than the U.S.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work effectively in a team instructional environment.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to travel internationally, particularly to locations in the developing world.
Preferred but not required:
Recent, relevant publications on international defense acquisition management or related topics.
Experience working with foreign military officers and civilian defense professionals in a security cooperation environment is strongly preferred.
Foreign language proficiency, particularly in Spanish, French, or Arabic, is preferred.
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