Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

NDU seeking Senior Research Fellows

The National Defense University is currently advertising for a couple of Senior Research Fellows, to be employed at NDU’s Center for Applied Strategic Learning. According to the advertisement, the duties of the positions would be:

  • Responsible for leading the planning, implementation, and management of programs dealing with interagency coordination, national security crisis management, humanitarian assistance, and stability and reconstruction operations.
  • Responsible for leading in the research, design, development, and implementation of experiential learning initiatives (including national-level educational exercises/ simulations and conferences, symposia, and workshops) conducted by the Center for Applied Strategic Learning (CASL).
  • Supervises and conducts research and analysis focused on the development of national security exercises concerning security issues with national or international implications.
  • Oversees CASL teams that are developing and implementing national and homeland security exercises and other experiential learning activities, with a particular emphasis on subjects related to stability operations, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, and emerging national security threats.
  • Directs the organization and execution of exercises, symposia, conferences, workshops, and other CASL activities in support the full range of CASL clients by serving as one of two Division Directors in CASL.
  • Provides authoritative advice to the staff, faculty, and students of NDU and other Senior Service Schools and the wargaming centers in order to develop programs, curricula and simulations to support academic goals and requirements.
  • Collaborates with other national security experts from the government and private sector to share information on a broad range of national and homeland security issues.

Only US citizens are eligible to apply, and the closing date for applications is 2 December 2011.

Incumbent must have at least five years of experience in national-level policy formulation, planning, implementation, and management of nation security-related programs (e.g., humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, or stability and reconstruction operations).  Incumbent must also have significant management and supervisory experience. Accredited master’s degree and or PhD degree preferred, but extensive relevant practical experience may be substituted for this preference.

Additional information (including application procedures) can be found at the USA Jobs website.

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