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    Vacancies from this announcement may be filled at the following grade levels: AD-03, AD-05, AD-07.

    This is a Solicitation of Interest to create a pool of qualified candidates to fill an excepted service position (Title 10) of Professor of Security Studies at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College (CSC), Marine Corps University. The Marine Corps Command and Staff College is located in Warner Hall on the campus of Marine Corps University on Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, located 35 miles south of Washington, DC.

    The purpose and focus of effort of this Title 10 faculty position is to design, develop, coordinate, implement, instruct, and evaluate student performance in the functional area of Security Studies within a Joint Professional Military Education curriculum. Candidates will educate US military, US government, and international students in Security Studies. This notice is posted since the position will be vacated at the end of Academic Year 2018.

    This opening will be filled under Title 10 Excepted Service, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or Professor, AD-03 or AD-05 of AD-07, salary range: $112,460 - $134,730, which includes the current Locality Payment. Pay and title will be set commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications and MCU pay setting.

    This announcement has been amended as follows: extend closing to April 20, 2018.
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    • Employs active adult learning methodology to prepare and deliver graduate-level lectures and seminars on a variety of topics to include national security affairs, US foreign policy, US government, national interests, regional studies, nongovernmental organizations, transnational threats, and political theory.
    • Participates in the design, development, and synchronization of the College's curriculum with regard to topics related to security studies.
    • Advises and assists students in a graduate-level advanced degree program that includes the design of a research plan, the development of written essays, and the presentation of an oral defense.
    • Participates in scholarly panel discussions and other academic outreach activities.
    • Conducts publishable research within the applicant's field of expertise.

    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

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    1701 General Education And Training

  • Requirements
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    • Must be a US Citizen.
    • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
    • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
    • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
    • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
    • This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.
    • Military applicants that are retirement eligible cannot begin work until 180 days after their retirement date.
    • May be required to successfull complete a probationary period.
    • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (see
    • Initial appointments will normally be for three years (although one and two year appointments may be used). The first year of initial appointment is a trial period. Reappointments may be available.

    Candidates should possess a doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in international relations, security studies, political science, national security, public policies, communications, or related academic disciplines. Candidates should have teaching experience in a military and/or civilian educational institution.

    Professional knowledge applicable to a wide range of duties with the broad functional areas of professional military education and academic administration is required, as is skill in using this knowledge in complex assignments that call for extended professional experience or graduate study. Candidates must be able to adapt and extend principles and practices to significant projects and problems for which there are no closely related precedents. Candidates must be able to independently plan, design, execute, and assess all aspects of assigned duties and responsibilities. Candidates must possess a multi-cultural understanding.

    Are you using your education to qualify?

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcripts (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited education institution in the United States.

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:

    Additional information

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The candidate's background, experience, and training will be evaluated by a selection committee against the criteria listed above. Selected candidates will be interviewed and finalists will have the opportunity to lead an evaluated seminar with CSC students.

    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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    Security clearance

  • Required Documents
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    Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Please make sure your resume includes the following: Your First and Last Name, Current address, Current email address, Current phone number, Where your worked, Job titles, Job duties and accomplishments, Employer's name and address, Supervisor's name and phone number, Starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary. If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment for that position.

    ** Note: If you submit more than one resume, only the last resume received will be reviewed.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    If interested in this position, please submit a brief letter of interest with your curriculum vitae and current contact information to [email protected] no later than April 20, 2018. For additional information or assistance, please contact: Dr. Craig Swanson, (540) 419-5994 or via email at [email protected]

    Or write: Craig Swanson, PhD, Associate Dean of Academics
    Marine Corps Command and Staff College
    Marine Corps University
    2076 South Street
    Quantico, Virginia 22134

    This announcement will close on Friday, April 20, 2018 and application package must be received by that date to be considered.

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    Agency contact information Robert Alexander

    (703) 784-3137
    [email protected]


    1019 Elliot Road
    Quantico, VA

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    Next steps

    Within two weeks of the closeout date the selection committee will contact selected candidates to schedule interviews.

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    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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U.S. Marine Corps
Full time
Quantico, Virginia, US