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UT-Austin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intelligence Studies   

The Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas-Austin will award a postdoctoral fellowship in intelligence studies to a promising young scholar for the 2017-2018 academic year. This unique fellowship is intended to support the next generation of scholars and educators in the field of intelligence. 

Applicants from all academic disciplines whose research bears on national security intelligence are welcome to apply. International candidates are eligible and encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to work on research and writing projects of their own design, while taking advantage of the academic resources available at UT-Austin. The Fellow will be expected to play an active role in programs and activities organized by the ISP, the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law. The Fellow accepted for this program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and workspace. Depending upon qualifications and interest, the Fellow may have the opportunity to teach a course at UT-Austin. The fellowship appointment is for one year, but in an exceptional case may be renewed for a second year.

 

To apply:

• Complete and submit the online application at https://www.intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/news/item/549-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-intelligence-studies; and

• Send graduate school transcripts and three letters of recommendation directly from your university and your recommenders to [email protected]utexas.edu.

Deadlines: Applications are due on March 1, 2017.  (Please note that applicants must have received their doctorate by August 14, 2017, the date the fellowship will commence.)

More information: To request additional information, please write to [email protected]utexas.edu.

About the sponsor

The Intelligence Studies Project was established in 2013 as a partnership between UT’s Clements Center for National Security and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law out of a conviction that the activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community were increasingly critical to safeguarding our national security and yet were understudied at universities.  The ISP aims to develop at the University of Texas-Austin a premier center for the study of U.S. Intelligence through a variety of programs including new course offerings, research projects, periodic conferences, and other public events focused on intelligence topics.  To learn more about ISP, please visit the website at http://intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/.

International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security, Council on Foreign Relations

The Program

The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in Nuclear Security, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security policymaking field and places selected fellows in U.S. government positions or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners. The IAF in Nuclear Security closes the gap between research and practice and enriches the teaching and scholarship of academics, while also benefiting policymakers by exposing them to cutting-edge scholarly research.

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) awards approximately two fellowships annually. The fellowships will be awarded on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, and on the contribution the fellowship will make to the applicant's academic career development. Potential topics appropriate for the fellowship include nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear force posture, security implications of nuclear energy, international security cooperation, deterrence, and war and conflict. During their fellowship tenures, fellows will be invited to attend CFR meetings and participate in select events, such as the annual International Affairs Fellows Conference in New York City.

 

Eligibility
The IAF in Nuclear Security is only open to faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at accredited universities and who propose to spend a year working in government or at an international organization. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States and be between the ages of twenty-nine and fifty. CFR does not sponsor for visas. Former Stanton nuclear security fellows who meet the eligibility requirements can apply.

Fellowship Award
The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September. Though deferment is not an option, requests to do so, for up to one year only, will be considered on a case-by-case basis and under special circumstances. The program awards a stipend of $125,000. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the program's eligibility requirements can apply online at https://secure.www.cfr.org/thinktank/fellowships/iaf_nuclear.html.
This year's application deadline is January 16, 2017.

Selection Process
Selection as an IAF in Nuclear Security is based on a combination of the following criteria: scholarly qualifications, achievements and promise, depth and breadth of professional experience, firm grounding in foreign policy and international relations, and the contribution the fellowship will make to the applicant's individual career development.

Contact Us
For more information, visit our website: http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/fellowships/index.html

 

Program Associate/Special Assistant to the Executive Director, Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law

Overview
The Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law (CLS) is seeking a Program Associate/Special Assistant to the Executive Director to contribute to all aspects of the Center’s work. The Center on Law and Security is a non-partisan multidisciplinary research institute focused on cultivating an informed dialogue and conducting groundbreaking research on the most important national security, legal, and strategic questions of the post-9/11 era. Led by its Faculty Director, Professor Samuel Rascoff, and its Executive Director, Zachary Goldman, the Center endeavors to make our national security policies more effective, legitimate, and sustainable through its publications, student programs, and events.
 
The Center has four main areas of focus: 1) Counterterrorism Law and Strategy; 2) Intelligence Oversight; 3) Cybersecurity; 4) Financial Sanctions and Economic Statecraft. For each of these fields, and in other topics related to national security law and strategy, the Center engages in research, including the publication of books, edited volumes, and white papers; convenes private senior-level working groups designed to advance the field; and hosts public and private conferences and other events to contribute to the public discourse on the subject matter and support the mission of NYU School of Law. The Center also hosts a large number of student-focused events, including scholarship programs, and other activities.
 
Current and former Senior Fellows of the Center have substantial experience in national security law and policy, and include: The former Chief Justice of Israel; former government attorneys, including General Counsels of member agencies of the U.S. Intelligence Community and senior federal prosecutors focused on cybersecurity and counterterrorism issues; and scholars of the Middle East. In the past several months, the Center’s activities have included hosting U.S. elected officials, the Deputy Director of the CIA, and a meeting of a Presidential commission; the publication of a book on global intelligence oversight; and launching a new university-wide Center for Cybersecurity.
 
Job Description
The program associate/special assistant will work closely with the Executive Director, Director of Operations, and Senior Fellows of CLS to contribute to a world-class academic and policy research center. Specific duties include:
• Assist with research and drafting of op-eds, book chapters, academic journal articles, and grant applications;
• Assist in preparation for media interviews and in development of all aspects of the Center’s programs;
• Coordinate event preparation, including sending invitations and managing RSVPs, corresponding with speakers, helping prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support;
• Managing and coordinating with student interns to provide administrative support to the Center, including scheduling, booking travel, handling correspondence, and responding to requests for information;
• Maintain the Center’s online presence, through its website, social media and media outreach, including blogging, drafting press releases, and/or using applications such as Twitter, as needed;
 
Qualifications
• BA and/or MA in International Relations, Political Science, History, or related field with superior academic record;
• Excellent research, proofreading, and editing skills;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Background in U.S. foreign policy, national security, and/or intelligence strongly preferred;
• Strong organizational skills and multitasking skills with a keen attention to detail;
• Ability to meet deadlines and work calmly in a fast-paced environment;
• Ability to work collaboratively with others but retain substantial independence and keen judgment;
• Related administrative and/or internship experience.
 
NYU is an equal opportunity employer. Salary commensurate with experience and competitive benefits package included.
 
Interested candidates should send a resume, transcript, and cover letter to Sarvenaz Bakhtiar, Director of Operations of the Center on Law and Security ([email protected]) with “Program Associate Application” in the subject line by February 15, 2017.

 

Tenure-Line Faculty Position in Cybersecurity Governance and Risk Management, Kogod School of Business at American University

 The Department of Information Technology invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at an open rank in cybersecurity governance and risk management for Academic Year 2017-18 (beginning August 21, 2017), subject to final budgetary approval.

Background. The Kogod School of Business has made a major commitment to be a world thought leader in cybersecurity governance and enterprise risk management. The school has established an academic research center (Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center), is offering courses in the cybersecurity management area, and is pursuing new opportunities in cybersecurity education.

Qualifications. Earned doctorate in business (information systems) or a related field or anticipated completion of a doctorate by August 21, 2017. Demonstrably successful record in teaching business courses in information systems or a related field. Ability to conduct research in cybersecurity that will lead to publications in premier journals.

Responsibilities. Teach cybersecurity courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in on-the-ground and on-line formats. Develop new programs and courses in cybersecurity education for corporate boards, managers, and employees. Create knowledge in the area of cybersecurity through rigorous research. Build the visibility and reputation of the school in cybersecurity in the business, policy, and scholarly communities. Participate in department, school, and university activities.

Application. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An application must include a cover letter, a current and complete curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and copies of all teaching evaluations. Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio.

Requests for information should be directed to:

Ms. Takei Roach
Academic Affairs Coordinator
Kogod School of Business
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20016-8044
[email protected]

For more information on the Kogod School of Business, consult www.american.edu/kogod.

For more information on the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center, consult www.american.edu/kogod/cybergov.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Senior Managing Editor/Editor-in-Chief, International Law Studies, Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, U.S. Naval War College

International Law Studies ( ILS ) is a professionally edited peer-reviewed journal published by the U.S. Naval War College Stockton Center for the Study of International Law (Stockton Center). The oldest international law publication in the United States, ILS is an invitation-only journal. Articles published in ILS are authored by top experts in the field of international law and address cutting edge legal issues.
The Editor-in-Chief of ILS is responsible for the management of the journal in support of the Stockton Center. Working with the General Editors, this person will set the vision for ILS and will identify the key legal issues relevant to the U.S. Navy and other services in order for the Stockton Center to participate in and influence debate in the international law sphere. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for all ILS articles. This includes the recommendation to the General Editors to accept articles, deciding upon reviewers, managing the editorial process, ensuring the timely publication of articles and editing articles him or herself.

The Senior Managing Editor is responsible for assisting the Editor-in-Chief in all of the below areas identified by the Editor-in-Chief.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of the peer review process (reviewing articles, identifying peer reviewers, etc.)
  • Management of the editorial board and the editorial process (ensuring articles are properly prioritized, assigning ILS staff articles, establishing timelines for the completion articles, carrying out quality control once articles are edited, etc.)
  • Communication with authors
  • Planning the ILS publication schedule for the upcoming year
  • Substantive content editing, copy editing, proofing, footnote editing and formatting
  • ILS promotion (email alerts, correspondence with libraries and databases, etc.)
  • ILS website management and management of ILS archive project
  • Research into international law issues
  • Management of Stockton e-portal

Skills required:

  • JD or LLM in public international law and/or the equivalent experience in the field of international law
  • Subject matter expertise in international law required (specific expertise in use of force, law of armed conflict, law of the sea and/or maritime security preferred)
  • Academic editing experience required, particularly the editing of an academic journal or similar style publication
  • Familiarity with the Harvard Blue Book and the Chicago Manual of Style preferred
  • Research and writing experience preferred
  • Time management and attention to detail
  • Ability to lead small teams and manage limited assets effectively
  • Experience with or openness to working with active duty military personnel

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Master's

Point of Contact: Dr. Tina Wann ([email protected]

Applicants must be able to work in the United States.

Law Student Volunteer

Organization: Department of Justice

Department: Office of Law and Policy, National Security Division

About the Office: 

The National Security Division's (NSD) Office of Law and Policy, United States Department of Justice, seeks interns for positions located in Washington, D.C. The mission of NSD is to coordinate the Department's efforts in carrying out its top priority of preventing and combating terrorism and protecting the national security. NSD provides legal and policy advice on national security matters, litigates counterterrorism, counterespionage, and foreign intelligence surveillance matters, represents the Government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and other federal trial and appellate courts, and conducts oversight over Federal Bureau of Investigation national security investigations and foreign intelligence collection. The Office of Law and Policy is responsible for, among other things, resolving novel and complex legal issues relating to national security that arise from the work of the Division and other parts of the Department; providing advice and guidance to Department leadership, the Intelligence Community, and other Executive Branch agencies on matters of national security law and policy; overseeing the development of legislation, guidelines, and other policies in the area of national security; working with foreign governments on a variety of national security issues; and handling appeals that arise in national security cases. The Office works with a variety of other Department components, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office of Legal Policy, as well as other departments and agencies, such as the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State.

 

Job Description: 

Intern projects include: researching legal questions, drafting memoranda or other legal and policy analysis, factual research, and assisting with presentations and supporting materials.

 

Qualifications: 

Open to all law students. Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school at the time of application and throughout their internship. Strong research and writing skills are required. Prior interest or experience in the area of national security would be useful, but is not required. By the time of the internship, all applicants must have taken one or more of the following courses: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, or Constitutional Law. Additional courses addressing criminal law and litigation or national security or intelligence law, would also be helpful.

 

Salary: 
Internships are unpaid. If your school offers interns academic or work study, we will work with you to meet school requirements whenever possible.
 
Application Process: 

Brief cover letter, resume with two references, transcript (official or unofficial), and a writing sample (not to exceed ten pages). Please submit these materials as one pdf, ATTN: Intern Program Coordinator (Office of Law and Policy), via email to [email protected]

For applications for spring 2017, the subject line should read: [LAST NAME] - L&P Spring 2017 Internship Application. For applications for fall 2017, the subject line should read: [LAST NAME] – L&P Fall 2017 Internship application.

Paper or faxed applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline:

Spring 2017 – September 15, 2016

Fall 2017 – April 1, 2017