Employment and Research Opportunities
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship - pending approval. Check back soon.
- Research Assistants/Interns - Apply through the PKSOI intern program.
- Government Service Employment - No Vacancies.
- Academic Colloquia Program
- Adjunct Professors - Always open by invitation
- External Research Associates Program (ERAP) - The most recent ERAP submission period ended 10 September 2014. Look for new ERAP opportunities to be posted within the next few months.
- Unsolicited Contributions - Always Open
Call for Papers
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
Off-site Opportunities Details
Questions? Contact Dr. Steven Metz.
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 US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) uses the External Research Associates Program (ERAP) to directly fund conceptual research by scholars who are not affiliated with the U.S. military, the U.S. government. 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 to the U.S. Army and to the Department of Defense. Contributing scholars are drawn from in the United States and abroad. International scholars and other experts who are not affiliated with the U.S. military, the U.S. Government, or for-profit consulting firms are eligible. The selection process is highly competitive, and interested parties are encouraged to refer to the USAWC's Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL), available online, for a range of relevant topics. The expected end-product of an ERAP contract is a well-written, well-researched monograph of 40-50 pages that contains substantive recommendations for U.S. policy; it is deliverable within one year of the date the contract is awarded. Payment occurs after the product has been received, reviewed, and accepted by SSI. Approved monographs are distributed to key leaders in the Army and Department of Defense, the military educational system, Congress, the media, other domestic and international think tanks and defense institutes, and major colleges and universities.
Application instructions and format are available under the 'Additional Info' section the following link: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=3ff7d6d77f7096ca40a6e1164ff4cb7c
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.
Off-site Opportunities Details
The U.S. Army War College seeks papers for a conference on “American Use of Strategic Landpower since 9/11” to be held at Carlisle Barracks, PA, from December 2-4, 2015.
In the decade following America’s involvement in the War in Vietnam, Colonel Harry Summers-a researcher in the War College’s Strategic Studies Institute—analyzed the Army’s performance in that conflict. His On Strategy: The Vietnam War in Context (1982) was a controversial landmark study of the use of military force, particularly landpower. In the spirit of On Strategy, the War College now seeks to examine the American use of landpower since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 through multiple strategic perspectives.
The Army defines landpower as "the ability-by threat, force, or occupation-to gain, sustain and exploit control over land, resources, and people." The employment of strategic landpower thus seeks to accomplish these tasks in pursuit of policy ends.
There are many possible paper topics associated with strategic landpower. They include:Â the evolving nature of war; strategic analysis of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom; perspectives of regional combatant commands and theater armies; landpower issues associated with the reserve components and institutional army; ground force modernization and transformation; civil-military relations; roles of the interagency and non-governmental organizations; and law and ethics of war. This is far from an exhaustive list, and the War College welcomes all serious proposals on relevant topics.
Details: Panels are preferred but individual papers will be considered for acceptance. Panel presentations will last 90 minutes and consist of 20-minute (each) presentations from three panelists, a 10-minute synthesis from the moderator/commentator, and a 15-minute question-and-answer period. By 15 August 2015, submit an abstract (no more than 250 words) for a proposed panel or individual paper to Major Jason Warren, Ph.D., at email@example.com. Panel abstracts must include an abbreviated curriculum vitae (no more than 3 pages) for all participants. The War College will announce the accepted panels and papers no later than 30 September. Selected participants will submit their fully annotated final papers of 3,000-5000 words to the above email address one week prior to the conference. The War College will fund accepted panelists’ travel, lodging, and per diem.