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Visiting Research Professors

Each year SSI offers one or two visiting research professorships. These are research positions with no teaching and very limited administrative duties. The successful candidate will advance his or her own research agenda while simultaneously producing SSI studies on relevant strategic topics which will be distributed to military leaders, government officials, civilian academics, and the global strategic community. Read more about visiting research professorships.

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Professor of the Military Profession and Ethic

The United States Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) invites qualified scholars to apply for the position of (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor of the Military Profession and Ethic. This is a fulltime, long-term, civilian faculty position at the United States Army's most senior institution for professional military education.

The Professor of the Military Profession and Ethic's principal responsibility is to produce cutting-edge scholarship that analyzes the military as a profession. The position influences national security strategy and conducts service in support of the U.S. Army War College. The position involves teaching at least two elective courses in a three year period.

For additional information and to apply for the position, please visit the U.S. Army War College's website at http://www.carlisle.army.mil/. On the menu bar, click "About Us" and then "Employment Opportunities" to find the job announcement. Review of applications will begin February 22, 2016. Finalists for the position will be invited to the Army War College for a comprehensive visit that includes an interview with the search committee and meetings with faculty and administrators. The announcement can also be found on at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/419945600.

Professor of Middle East Security Studies

The United States Army War College (Carlisle, PA) invites qualified scholars to apply for the position of (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor of Middle East Security Studies, in the Strategic Studies Institute. This is a fulltime, long-term, civilian faculty position at the United States Army's most senior institution for professional military education.

The Professor of Middle East Security Studies' principal responsibility is to produce cutting-edge scholarship that analyzes Middle Eastern security issues and their implications for the United States. The position influences national security strategy and conducts service in support of the U.S. Army War College. The position involves teaching at least two elective courses in a three year period.

For additional information and to apply for the position, please visit the U.S. Army War College's website at http://www.carlisle.army.mil/. On the menu bar, click "About Us" and then "Employment Opportunities" to find the job announcement. Review of applications will begin March 21, 2016. Finalists for the position will be invited to the Army War College for a comprehensive visit that includes an interview with the search committee and meetings with faculty and administrators. The announcement can also be found on at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423386400 for the search location of Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

Off-site Opportunities Details

Questions? Contact Dr. Steven Metz.

Adjunct Professors

SSI offers adjunct professorships to select LTCs or COLs in the Army National Guard (ARNG), U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), retired active component, and civilian scholars and practitioners. These are research positions with no teaching. The successful candidate will possess qualifications as outlined in Carlisle Barracks Memorandum 351-1 and will have the opportunity to advance his or her own research agenda while simultaneously producing SSI studies on relevant strategic topics which will be distributed to military leaders, government officials, civilian academics, and the global strategic community. While SSI may be able to provide some research support for projects by adjunct professors, these are honorific, unpaid positions.

External Research Associates Program (ERAP)

The 2015 solicitation period for topic proposals under the External Research Associates Program (ERAP) is closed (as of 14 September 2015). The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) will open the next solicitation period for 2016 ERAP proposals in May/June 2016.

ERAP is a contractual program (not an academic grant), whereby the U.S. Government pays for scholarly research and analysis on issues of concern to those institutions responsible for U.S. national security policy and strategy, with particular focus on issues relevant to the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. Contributing scholars are drawn from within the United States and abroad, with the program open to U.S. and international scholars and other experts not affiliated with the U.S. military, the U.S. Government, or for-profit consulting firms.

*Please direct your questions regarding the application instructions, format and process to Ms. Dascine Drumgold at: Dascine.o.drumgold.civ@mail.mil or Mr. Ken Morris at: Mason.k.morris.civ@mail.mil.

Unsolicited Submissions

If you are affiliated with the U.S. military, the U.S. Government, or for-profit consulting firms we are able to make your research available, but it is non-compensated and may or may not be an official SSI monograph. Submissions must be a response to one or more topics found in our annual Key Strategic Issues List. Researchers interested in submitting unsolicited manuscripts to be considered for publication must first send a resume/curriculum vitae to the Director of Research along with an abstract describing the paper's main argument and methodology as well as how the manuscript adds to the existing knowledge of the subject. Contact our Director of Research, Dr. Steven Metz, for more information.