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Employment and Research Opportunities


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On-Site Opportunities Details

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.

Government Service Employment

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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 U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) is pleased to announce it is accepting topic proposals under its External Research Associates Program (ERAP). ERAP directly funds research by scholars who are not affiliated with the U.S. military or the U.S. government. Please go to https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=fe2f04d66afa73c9f8fe08f77abc2f9c&tab=core&_cview=0 or www.fbo.gov (type in key work: ERAP) to find the official solicitation. 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 and strategy, but especially the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. Contributing scholars are drawn from within the United States and abroad, with international scholars and other experts not affiliated with the U.S. military, the U.S. Government, or for-profit consulting firms eligible as well.

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.