This position is located within the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University’s Institute of Security Governance (ISG), with a duty location in Monterey, CA. DSCA's mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation (SC) enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners.
ISG is the Defense Department’s center of excellence for Institutional Capacity Building (ICB), primary ICB implementer, and a leading DSCA international schoolhouse. ISG advances national security and foreign policy objectives by building partner institutional capacity and capabilities, advancing knowledge, and enhancing the field and practice of ICB. The development of functioning, accountable, and effective defense and security institutions is critical to enabling the long-term success of security cooperation and partner capability development, is a focus across the security cooperation enterprise, and is foundational to ISG. ISG’s approach is oriented to meet partner institutional capacity and capability, education, and professional development needs, grounded in American values, and tailored to meet partner requirements.
ISG is seeking a Lecturer to serve as an instructional faculty member working within the Peacekeeping and Exercises team. As a faculty member, this position will play a supporting role in establishing and driving ISG’s advising and education programs. This position requires experience and education in the security and defense sectors, Institutional Capacity Building, broader national security policy and planning, advising and teaching, and leadership experience. The Lecturer is an instructional faculty position with responsibility to support the Institute’s advising, education, and exercise mission within the Peacekeeping and Exercise team.
Primary duties include:
Support the planning, development, execution, analysis and reporting of education, training, and exercise activities.
Support contracting activities to procure adjunct instruction and curriculum that is educationally appropriate to achieve ISG and sponsor objectives.
Teach, instruct, and facilitate Peacekeeping and Exercises content in a classroom, mobile education, and virtual environment.
Support the review and updating of ISG resident courses, mobile courses or engagements, advisory projects, and components therein.
Contribute to and/or support academic knowledge creation teams within the subject area resulting in curricula, best practices, articles or other content-rich outputs.
Analyze and provide recommendations for the prioritization, resourcing, planning, monitoring, and adapting of country projects and other activities implemented by ISG.
Oversee the documentation and reporting on all activities to ensure accountability, program monitoring, quality control, and a record of activities.
Master's degree in an appropriate discipline required: international relations, political science, foreign affairs, defense and strategy, economics, or related field that supports ISG’s research, analysis and monitoring.
Proven ability to work with and lead diverse teams
Experience in the oversight of multiple, complex, dispersed programs
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
Must be able obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
ISG is a Defense Security Cooperation Agency security cooperation institute. We provide advising, education, and professional development to international military personnel and security and defense civilians. U.S. citizenship is required and salary is competitive. Monterey is a short drive south from the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area and is ideally situated along the spectacular central California coast.
Applications are accepted from June 3, 2021, through midnight EST, June 18, 2021.
Please include: A CV/resume and a statement of interest which includes (professional expertise, specialty, and relevant research, publications) and a copy of your Masters' Transcript(s) are required. Names and contact information for letters of reference may be requested later. (The system only allows you to send three documents. Any additional documents can be sent to the e-mail address below). An official transcript is not required, but a transcript must be included that shows achievement of your Master's degree. An official transcript must be provided prior to a Contingent offer can be extended. Please address e-documents to:
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive, leave accrual and superior qualifications may be authorized depending upon availability of funding.
This position may be offered situational telework.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about DSCA, please refer to the website at http://www.dsca.gov.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, Veteran’s preference is treated as a positive merit factor for ISG faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to ISG positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.
Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.
Internal Number: DG 55
About Institute for Security Governance
DSCA’s mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners.Organization Type: Government AgencyDSCA delivers effective, enduring, and timely partner capabilities that advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.