The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Emily Dai
Monday, October 25, 2021, 4:20 PM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.: The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing to examine security in Afghanistan and in the regions of South and Central Asia. The committee will hear testimony from Colin Kahl, under secretary of defense for policy and Lt. Gen. James Mingus, director for operations of the Joint Staff.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management will hold a hearing to examine whether FEMA’s assistance programs are adequately designed to assist communities before, during and after wildfires. The committee will hear testimony from Andrew Phelps, director of the Office of Emergency Management for Oregon; Rich Elliott, deputy chief of Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue in Washington; Kacey KC, state forester and fire warden of the division of forestry in Nevada; and Casey Hatcher, deputy chief administrative officer for Butte County, California.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife will hold a hearing titled, “Protecting Human Rights in International Conservation.” The committee has yet to release a witness list.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets will hold a hearing examining risks to investors and the U.S. posed by foreign issuers in U.S. markets. The committee will hear testimony from Karen Sutter, specialist in Asian trade and finance at the Congressional Research Service; Samantha Ross, founder of  AssuranceMark; Claire Chu, senior analyst at the RWR Advisory Group; and Eric Lorber, senior director of the center on economic and financial power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security will hold a hearing examining how tech companies treat young audiences, including how algorithms and product design choices can amplify harms, addiction, and intrusions into privacy. The committee will hear testimony from Jennifer Stout, vice president of global public policy at Snap Inc.; Michael Beckerman, vice president and head of public policy in the Americas at TikTok; and Leslie Miller, vice president of government affairs and public policy at YouTube.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.: The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation will hold a hearing on protecting planes, trains and pipelines from cyber threats. The committee will hear testimony from Suzanne Spaulding, senior adviser at the Homeland Security International Security Program and former under secretary at the National Protection and Programs Directorate; Patricia F.S. Cogswell, strategic advisor at Guidehouse and former deputy administrator at the Transportation Security Administration; Jeffrey L. Troy, president and CEO of the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center and former deputy assistant director in the cyber division at the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Scott Dickerson, executive director at the Maritime Transportation System Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 2:30 p.m.: The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will hold a full committee hearing investigating emerging threats to election administration. The committee will hear testimony from Katie Hobbs, the secretary of state for the Arizona Department of State; Michael Adams, secretary of state for the Commonwealth of Kentucky; Al Schmidt, city commissioner on the board of elections in Philadelphia; Matt Masterson, non-resident fellow at the Stanford Internet Observatory; and Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.: The Permanent Select House Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the intelligence community. The committee will hear testimony from Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency; William Burns, director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Avril Haines, director of National Intelligence; Ronald Moultrie, under secretary of defense for intelligence and security at the Department of Defense; and Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on ensuring equity in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The committee will hear testimony from Dr. Lori Peek, director at the Natural Hazards Center and professor in the department of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder; Chauncia Willis, co-founder and chief executive officer at the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management; Christopher Currie, director of GAO's homeland security and justice team; and James Joseph, vice president of response at Tidal Basin.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs will hold a hearing on the U.S. global coronavirus response. The committee will hear testimony from Sarah Charles, assistant to the administrator at the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance in the U.S. Agency for International Development; Jeremy Konyndyk, executive director of the USAID COVID-19 Task Force and senior advisor to the administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development; Gayle Smith, coordinator for global COVID-19 response and health security in the U.S. Department of State; and Lesley Ziman, deputy assistant secretary at the bureau of population, refugees and migration at the U.S. Department of State.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 12:45 p.m.: The Brookings Global Forum on Democracy and Technology will host a symposium to address challenges to developing technologies that can strengthen democratic societies around the world. John R. Allen, Brookings president, will give welcoming remarks. Jessica Brandt, Brookings policy director and fellow, will then offer introductory remarks. Nadine Dorries, secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport in the United Kingdom, will say keynote remarks. In session I, Quinta Jurecic, Brookings fellow, will moderate discussion between Daphne Keller, director of the program on platform regulation at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center; Julie Owono, executive director of Internet Without Borders and member of the Facebook Oversight Board; and Adrian Shahbaz, director of technology and democracy at Freedom House. In session II, Brandt will moderate discussion between Lindsay Gorma, senior policy advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Andrew Imbrie, senior fellow at the center for security and emerging technology at Georgetown University; Tanvi Madan, director of the India Project and Brookings senior fellow; and Marietje Schaake, international policy director at the Stanford University Cyber Policy Center, international policy fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI and president of the Cyber Peace Institute. In session III, Cameron Kerry, Brookings Ann R. and Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow; Joshua Meltzer, Brookings senior fellow; and Andrew Renda, senior research fellow and head of global governance at the Center for European Policy Studies will be presenters. A discussion will be held among Rumman Chowdhury, director of machine learning ethics, transparency and accountability at Twitter; Lynne Parker, assistant director of Artificial Intelligence at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Francesca Rossi, IBM fellow and AI ethics global leader at the T.J. Watson IBM Research Lab; Elissa Strome, executive director for Pan-Canadian artificial intelligence strategy at CIFAR; and Jon Whittle, director at Data61.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.: The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a hearing on how data can inform and improve policy. The committee has yet to release a witness list.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 2:30 p.m.: The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation will hold a hearing on reviving U.S. security policy toward the Black Sea region. The committee will hear testimony from Ian Brzezinski, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council; Dr. Alina Polyakova, president and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis; and Jim Townsend, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.

Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.: The House Oversight and Reform Committee will hold a hearing examining the fossil fuel industry’s campaign of disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming. The committee will hear testimony from Darren Woods, chief executive officer at ExxonMobil; David Lawler, chief executive officer at BP America Inc.; Michael Wirth, chief executive officer at Chevron Corporation; Gretchen Watkins, president of the Shell Oil Company; Mike Sommers, president of the American Petroleum Institute; and Suzanne Clark, president and chief executive officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.: The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings and the World Bank will co-host a panel on sustainability, resilience and inclusiveness for economic development. Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, Brookings vice president and senior fellow, will give welcoming and introductory remarks. James Cust, senior economist at the Africa region of the Office of the Chief Economist at the World Bank and Grzegorz Peszko, lead economist in the environment, natural resources and blue economy global practice of the World Bank, will give a presentation. David Pilling, Africa editor at the Financial Times, will moderate discussion between Karin Kember, global director for environment, natural resources, and blue economy at the World Bank; Rodolfo Lacy, director of the environment directorate at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; and Amar Bhattacharya, Brookings senior fellow.

Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber will hold a hearing on U.S. engagement in the Balkans. The committee will hear testimony from Gabriel Escobar, deputy assistant secretary of the bureau of European and Eurasian affairs at the Department of State.

Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 10:15 a.m.: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on social media platforms and the amplifications of domestic extremism and other harmful content. The committee will hear testimony from Karen Kornbluh, director of the Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative and senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States; David Sifry, vice president of the center for technology and society at the Anti-Defamation League; Dr. Cathy O’Neil, chief executive officer at the O'Neil Risk Consulting & Algorithmic Auditing; Dr. Nathaniel Persily, co-director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center and James B. McClathy professor at Stanford Law School; and Mary Anne Franks, professor of law and Michael R. Klein distinguished scholar chair at the University of Miami. 

Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.: The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing on international climate challenges and opportunities. The committee will hear testimony from Tjada D’Oyen McKenna, CEO of Mercy Corps; Taryn Fransen, senior fellow at the World Resources Institute; and Alden Meyer, senior associate at E3G.

Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.: The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will host an event examining the extent of China’s industrial subsidies in high-tech industries and exploring available policy options to curtail these behaviors. The discussion will feature Peter Cowhey, Qualcomm Endowed Chair and Dean Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego; Usha Haley, W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair at Wichita State University; Scott Kennedy, senior adviser and trustee chair at the Center for Strategic & International Studies; and Stephen Ezell, vice president at ITIF.

Friday, October 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will hold a hearing on ensuring a successful military to civilian transition for service members in southern Alabama. The committee has yet to release a witness list.

Friday, October 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The Hudson Institute will host a discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. government in a new era of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Michael Doran, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, will moderate the conversation between Ezra Cohen, adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute and former acting under secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, and Bryan Clark, senior fellow and director of the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology at the Hudson Institute.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Deputy General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

ODNI/OGC is looking for a Deputy General Counsel.  As detailed in the job announcement, the Deputy General Counsel will lead a team of attorneys and staff providing legal advice and support across a wide range of issues affecting the ODNI and the Intelligence Community.  ODNI is particularly interested in senior-level candidates with knowledge of and experience providing legal guidance on budget development and execution, as well as acquisition and procurement law and policy.  Applications are due November 4, 2021.

Vice President, Marketing & Communications, AccessLex Institute

Since 1983, AccessLex Institute has continually evolved to meet the ever-changing challenges and needs of the law students and institutions that they serve. They are steadfast in their commitment to inform students of the economic realities of law school without limiting their aspirations. They conduct and commission research to illuminate the latest data and evidence on the most critical issues facing legal education today. As a nonprofit organization underpinned by nearly 200 American Bar Association-approved nonprofit and state-affiliated law schools, AccessLex is dedicated to the betterment of legal education.

The Vice President, Marketing and Communications plays a central role in the success of the Company. This position is responsible for leading strategic and tactical efforts to further the identity and reputation of the Company, its Centers and its nonprofit products and services. The Vice President reports directly to the President and CEO and will lead a team that is tasked with creating and disseminating a wide range of content across many different channels in support of the continued acceptance and growth of the Company’s brand and market share/penetration of its products and services, while advancing the Company’s positioning as a leading and trusted voice in the legal education space. Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or a related field.
  • Minimum ten years of directly related experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills, including the ability to lead teams through change, measure and manage performance and develop processes and policies designed to optimize the effectiveness and productivity of the department and its members.
  • Able to think and act both analytically and strategically and interpret data from diverse sources to recommend a course of action; and
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles, strategy and methods in the areas of marketing, advertising, public relations, design and web.
  • Able to lead the integration of marketing principles, strategies and techniques into web design and development.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills with proven ability to multi-task, adhere to deadlines and respond quickly when necessary.
  • Hands-on experience building and running marketing campaigns. Deep understanding of digital marketing technology (social media platforms, SEO, etc.);
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency, a clear set of priorities, a strong work ethic, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a highly collaborative environment.

Policy Counsel/Analyst, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy & Technology

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking an enthusiastic advocate to join our team working on issues at the intersection of free expression and technology. This role is ideal for early-career professionals with a background in law (Policy Counsel position) or other advanced degree (Policy Analyst position), and offers opportunities for professional development and increasing levels of responsibility.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to work on challenging issues related to free expression in the United States and around the world, including content moderation, intermediary liability, disinformation, hate speech, terrorist propaganda, fundamental rights protection, and transparency reporting, as well as cross-cutting issues such as surveillance, encryption, voter suppression, machine learning and algorithmic decision making, and privacy.

The position is based in CDT’s Washington, DC office (with remote work currently in effect due to COVID-19). CDT works to preserve freedom of expression and other human rights online through a variety of strategies, including advocacy, public education, and research. CDT engages in legislative debates and litigation at the state, national, and regional level in the US and EU; participates in agency rulemaking and other policy development processes, domestically and globally; and works to build best practices with industry and with other civil society advocates. We work to preserve the open Internet as an enabler of individuals’ fundamental rights to freedom of expression and access to information, by holding governments and companies accountable for the ways they shape our online environment and seeking to empower individuals and communities.

Responsibilities:

This position will report to the Director of the Free Expression Project and work closely with the Director and Deputy Director of the Free Expression Project. Key responsibilities for this position include:

● Conducting in-depth legal, policy and legislative research and analysis and developing policy recommendations;

● Drafting legal and advocacy documents such as policy papers, research reports, blog posts, press releases, testimony, agency comments, and legal briefs and memoranda;

● Advocating before executive branch and legislative policymakers;

● Engaging directly with technology companies to develop best practices and policy recommendations;

● Developing and maintaining productive relationships with other advocates, academics, policymakers, technologists, companies, and communities; and

● Representing CDT through public speaking, participation in coalition meetings, and media interviews.

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate would have:

● Between 1 and 3 years of work experience in legal or policy positions relating to free expression, information policy, civil liberties, or technology policy;

● An advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g. law, computer science, information, public policy);

● Experience in at least one of the following areas: U.S. First Amendment law; E.U. or U.S. intermediary liability law; international human rights law and free expression; content moderation; automated content analysis/filtering; transparency reporting;

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

● Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills;

● Familiarity with technical concepts related to the Internet, freedom of expression, and

content moderation; and

● An energetic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative working style.

Compensation

Salary is competitive with public interest and government pay scales. CDT provides a generous benefits package that includes health care and dental coverage, a retirement plan, paid vacation, sick days, and parental leave.

To Apply

Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to hr@cdt.org. The Center for Democracy & Technology is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations. We believe that a diverse staff enables us to do better and more impactful work. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, members of LGBTQI and other historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

External Affairs Officer, Digital Innovation Democracy Initiative, the German Marshall Fund

Department/Program Summary:  

The Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative is the technology program of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, harnessing GMF’s extensive networks across the US and Europe to ensure that the next waves of innovation will support – rather than undermine-- democratic values. DIDI connects technologists, civil society, and the transatlantic policy community to catalyze inclusive innovation that strengthens democracy, with a focus on: (1) digital platforms, (2) supply chains and critical technologies, (3) Artificial Intelligence, frontier technologies and industrial policies. DIDI develops new agile, open, and accountable approaches to solving cutting edge challenges.    

Job Summary:

This position will interact with national legislative bodies and government agencies to represent and protect the organization’s business plans and interests. S/he will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for DIDI’s public messaging needs, including engagement with media and outreach to various audiences across the United States and Europe and proactively message DIDI’s work to the public. S/he will also be involved with outreach to civil society stakeholders.  

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and implements comprehensive programs to work with stakeholders so that they can use the work of the organization.  
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with policymakers and the media. 
  • Develop and manage strategic outreach and communications for the program, particularly by proactively identifying opportunities to educate policymakers on recommended policies and present analysis publicly. 

Additional Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Pitch information and provide interviews to journalists on an ongoing basis when appropriate. 
  • Establish and manage a network of journalists, government officials, Hill contacts, and other constituencies
  • Plan strategically about policy advocacy and public relations

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a thorough understanding of effective public relations techniques. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate tasks when appropriate. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines. 
  • Substantial experience in communications, congressional affairs. 
  • Knowledge of media operations and a firm understanding of the core principles of journalism. 
  • Knowledge of the U.S. government structure, both Congress and the executive branch. 
  • Excellent English-language skills – verbal and written; proficiency in a European language preferred. 
  • Ability to translate complex ideas into a compelling message.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills. 
  • Knowledge of technology policy is strongly preferred.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, or related field required; Master’s degree in a related field strongly preferred. Minimum five years of related experience, preferably with some government experience.

The Organization:   

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a private, non-partisan, American, public policy and grant making institution dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

GMF does this by:

  • supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere
  • convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, 
  • contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, 
  • providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. 

Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. 

To Apply:  

Please click on this link to apply: External Affairs Officer, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative

Please provide a cover letter and your salary requirements.  

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager and Fellow to Work on Compelled Data Access, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative, the German Marshall Fund

Department/Program Summary:

The Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative is the technology program of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, harnessing GMF’s extensive networks across the US and Europe to ensure that the next waves of innovation will support – rather than undermine-- democratic values. DIDI connects technologists, civil society, and the transatlantic policy community to catalyze inclusive innovation that strengthens democracy, with a focus on: (1) digital platforms, (2) supply chains and critical technologies, (3) Artificial Intelligence, frontier technologies and industrial policies. DIDI develops new agile, open, and accountable approaches to solving cutting edge challenges.

Job Summary:

The Program Manager and Fellow will report to Senior Fellow and Director of DIDI to develop the formats for high-level meetings, identify and reach out to participants, commission research, and track policy developments in the US and Europe. This person will also grow and foster networks and partnerships, representing and presenting the initiative’s work to policy makers, funders and stakeholders at conferences in the US and Europe.  The Program Manager will be a visible spokesperson and representative of GMF and will conduct research and policy analysis.  The position will involve a mix of program management, outreach, event management, research, analysis, and writing. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Organize an ongoing task force of policymakers, civil society leaders, experts on technology policy. Conceptualize and organize workshops and high-level meetings; help identify and solicit participants
  • Organize public events; outreach to policymakers, civil society groups, technology companies, experts
  • Write policy papers and edit papers written by others
  • Track tech industry and policy-related developments in the US and Europe

Additional Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage the work of contractors and vendors
  • Develop communications materials for program initiatives
  • Assist in developing and tracking project budgets, proposals, and grant reports

Internal/External Contacts:

  • Represent the technology program with policymakers and other stakeholders and at conferences in the US and Europe

Autonomy and Responsibility:

  • Assist the Director in managing, growing, and fostering networks and partnerships
  • Work collaboratively within the program and with other GMF departments/contacts
  • Write policy papers and edit papers written by others

Knowledge and Skills Needed:

  • Substantive knowledge of major technology policy issues, especially related to digital platforms, data, AI
  • Research and writing experience
  • Demonstrated experience (5-7 years) in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors working part of that time on technology policy
  • Self-motivated with good judgment about solving programs, juggling competing priorities, and communicating about priority setting with a team
  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain high-level contacts

Education:

  • Master's degree in social sciences, technology/public policy, or international relations preferred 

The Organization:   

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a private, non-partisan, American, public policy and grant making institution dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

GMF does this by:

  • supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere
  • convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, 
  • contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, 
  • providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. 

Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. 

 

To Apply:  

Please click on this link to apply: Program Manager and Fellow, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative

Please provide a cover letter and your salary requirements.  

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Managing Senior Fellow, Cybersecurity & Emerging Threats Program, R Street Institute

Washington, D.C.

We at the R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices across the country—are seeking a national security and cybersecurity professional to join an outstanding team that is passionate about finding real solutions to some of the toughest challenges society faces in cyber and national security. If we find you to be the right fit, you will report to the director of the Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats program. If you want to join a growing, upbeat organization and do something extraordinary, this may be just the opportunity you need!

Your typical day at R Street will include researching and writing exceptional policy papers, op-eds or blog posts; mentoring and training junior policy staff throughout the research process from conceptualization to publication; engaging directly with leaders on key policy issue areas; and/or interacting with a range of national and local media outlets to educate and provide commentary on national security and cyber issues.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct independent research and produce novel written products targeted to a variety of audiences (e.g., legislators, regulators, industry, the more general public) in any of the following areas: Supply chain security and China, Encryption and/or Data security/privacy.
  • Stay on top of the field to identify and address over-the-horizon and white space issues, especially those involving cutting-edge technology issues such as artificial intelligence.
  • Serve as an established subject matter expert for an array of public and private sector partners and settings (high-profile media, meetings with Capitol Hill staff or legislators, national and international conferences, etc.).
  • Assist the program director by providing feedback on grant proposals and helping to drive program strategy thoughtfully.
  • Coach, guide and mentor junior staff, particularly with research and writing quality and production.
  • Collaborate across the organization with government affairs, publications and communications teams to identify target audiences and engage with them consistently and effectively.

Other Aspects of Your Role

  • Identify new and unique policy initiatives that will attract support from a wide range of donors.
  • Think critically, speak your mind, but be open to being wrong and adjusting accordingly.
  • Demonstrate acceptable failure tolerance as part of the learning and research process.
  • Be an encouraging and supportive teammate.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Advanced degree(s) in relevant fields plus at least five years of post-graduate experience
  • Prior teaching experience preferably at the undergraduate level or higher and/or other experience training and mentoring research teams
  • Exceptional analytical and communications skills with an ability to synthesize complex information quickly and explain complicated concepts clearly and concisely
  • Superior interpersonal skills and a strong team orientation
  • Ability to serve effectively in a cross-functional role working simultaneously with several different R Street organizational units
  • A self-starter with excellent attention to detail that can handle opposing interests and priorities
  • Passion for free markets and limited, effective government
  • A sense of humor and a desire to grow with a dynamic organization!

Workplace

We offer a flexible working arrangement. This is a full-time position that can either work the majority of the week in our D.C. office or be fully remote with occasional travel to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. R Street is growing rapidly but remains a close-knit team.

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

We strive to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide the following:

  • Unlimited paid time off policy, including all federal holidays, the day after Thanksgiving and two weeks holiday closure in December
  • Alternating Fridays off
  • A health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families)
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) contributions with up to a 4 percent match
  • HSA employer contribution match
  • Quarterly wellness reimbursement
  • Mobile equipment reimbursement
  • Internet subsidy
  • Monthly mobile plan reimbursement
  • Annual educational and professional development reimbursement
  • An option between a child care assistance, pet care assistance or student loan repayment assistance reimbursement

We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity, relationship structure or anything else that's illegal, immoral or nonsensical to use as a basis for hiring.

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact qualified individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held virtually, via Zoom.

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Senior Program Manager, Policy, R Street Institute

Washington, D.C.

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices across the country—seeks a self-directed, organized program manager to help us create systems for handling our projects. If you become part of our organization, you will report to the associate vice president of research programs. If you want to join an energetic, collaborative and multifaceted organization, and do something extraordinary, this may be just the opportunity you need.  

Your typical day at R Street may include improving the estimation of time invested across the organization for crafting a white paper, reviewing committed project deliverables on a highly restricted grant, monitoring the progress and resource allocation to date on a particular project, and mentoring and guiding your colleagues on the best practices of project management. This role will work closely with all of our Policy teams, as well as with Finance and Business Development.

Other Aspects of Your Role

  • Develop and maintain program management frameworks across research programs
  • Develop and maintain deliverable tracking and reporting systems
  • Work with Finance and Business Development to develop internal financial reports by grant and contract (such as fund utilization, budgeted vs. actual) and highlight critical deviations, if any, for resolution
  • Work with all policy teams to create accurate time reporting
  • In the policy strategy development process, create a way to ensure all policy goals are captured, tracked and reported in compliance with accounting needs and grant requirements
  • Ensure excellent communication between policy team management and executive leadership during the creation, implementation and monitoring of project systems
  • Foresee conflicts, assess risks, forecast resource needs and flag problems for policy heads and managers
  • Derive insights from financial analysis to enable performance review of programs in order to facilitate strategic/operational decisions; monitor spending against grants and awards on a monthly basis
  • Work with the Business Development, Finance and Policy teams to develop financial budgets for proposals to funders and ensure application of sound cost recovery methodologies

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ample, demonstrated experience in planning/managing complex projects and creating and implementing systems across teams with diverse needs
  • Effective communicator of both big picture and individual elements for a variety of internal audiences
  • Ability to be flexible, learn quickly, and mentor and persuade colleagues toward results
  • Desire to take on complex, challenging problems and stamina to see them through to resolution
  • Passion for free markets and limited, effective government
  • A sense of humor and a desire to grow with a dynamic organization

R Street offers a flexible working arrangement. This is a full-time position that can either work the majority of the week in our D.C. office or be fully remote.

R Street strives to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide a health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families), wellness benefits, an employer-subsidized mobile phones benefit, 401(k) contributions with up to a 4 percent match and an exceptionally generous vacation policy.

R Street does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity, relationship structure or anything else that's illegal, immoral or nonsensical to use as a basis for hiring.

We will accept applications until the position is filled. We will contact selected candidates for telephone interviews and finalists will take part in virtual interviews.

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Adjunct Professor of the Practice of National Security Policy, Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy

The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University invites seasoned national security policy professionals to apply for several teaching positions in an exciting new hybrid Executive Masters of National Security Policy for mid-career students seeking to advance in their leadership roles in the national security policy realm in the public and private sectors. Selected candidates will work with existing Duke faculty to build an ambitious new program and stand up the new degree curriculum. They also will have the opportunity to participate in the American Grand Strategy and Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellows Programs, and collaborate with the Sanford School’s national security faculty on related policy and research projects and proposals.

Applicants may apply to teach one or more classes and may retain professional engagement elsewhere while teaching in the program. The full course list is here; courses of particular need are National Security Leadership, National Security Ethics, National Security Budgeting, National Security Institutions. As a hybrid program responsibilities include  teaching synchronously online, building asynchronous online content, and occasional on-campus immersion sessions. Some classes will start in the summer of 2022, and some in the subsequent semesters of the academic year 2022/2023. The positions will allow for some preparation time in advance of class launches.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree or higher and substantial professional experience in such areas of national security policy and policymaking as defense, diplomacy, development, leadership, ethics, cyber, technology, terrorism, biological threats, and/or global environment. Experience creating and executing applied learning experiences such as simulations, war games, table-top exercises, and leading client-based research programs is a plus, as is online teaching experience. Policy research and writing are of interest, but not required.

Applicants may reside in NC or in any of the partner states with which Duke has employment agreements (California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington DC).

The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of almost 70 and offers an undergraduate major, three other Masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. Current faculty members have degrees in a variety of disciplines including demography, economics, history, law, medicine, philosophy, political science, psychology/social psychology, public policy, public health/health policy, and sociology. The Sanford School houses several interdisciplinary research centers, and offers degree-related programs and opportunities in Washington, China, Scotland, India, London and Geneva. More information on the Sanford School can be found at www.sanford.duke.edu.

Candidates should submit a letter of application that traces their professional experience and makes it clear why they would be interested in joining the Sanford School of Public Policy and how their expertise would meet the needs of the curriculum. The letter, along with a CV and the names and contact information of three references (no letters at this stage), should be submitted via the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19142. Applications submitted by October 31, 2021, will be guaranteed consideration. For further information contact Professor Bruce Jentleson, Search Committee Chair, bwj7@duke.edu.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Manager, Business Development, R Street Institute

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices across the country—seeks a collaborative and adaptive Manager of Business Development to support business development functions for our policy programs. If you want to join a hardworking organization and do something outstanding, this may be just the opportunity you need. 

Your typical day at R Street may include researching prospective donors, facilitating and reviewing proposals, preparing executives for meetings with potential donors, and tracking engagements in Salesforce. This role will help implement a fundraising strategy for a portfolio of policy programs with a focus on attracting and retaining foundation and corporate donors. The portfolio will likely consist of handling donors and prospects in the following program areas:

  1. Competition
  2. Energy and Environment
  3. Finance, Insurance and Trade

Primary Responsibilities

You will collaborate closely with the Business Development and Policy teams to build a healthy pipeline of donors for all program areas. This includes:

  • Contacting prospective donors to set meetings.
  • Supervising the proposal workflow.
  • Assessing progress using Salesforce.
  • Forecasting revenues.
  • Meeting with Policy Directors on a regular basis to promote fundraising efforts.
  • Analyzing policy developments that will drive fundraising strategies.
  • Maintaining existing donor relationships to ensure positive returns on investment.
  • Collaborating with coworkers to build strategies that grow existing relationships.

Other Aspects of Your Role

  • Coordinate grant life-cycle activities from kick-off meetings to final reporting.
  • Facilitate donor care activities.
  • Coordinate fundraising strategies with shared services teams such Communications, Finance and Government Affairs.
  • Maintain data efficiency, integrity and utilization in Salesforce.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Analytics and communication.
  • Synthesize sophisticated information and explain concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Interpersonal skills and a strong team-orientation.
  • Non-profit grant management experience.
  • Serve in a cross-functional role that works with several different organizational units.
  • Attention to detail and an ability to handle competing interests and priorities.
  • Handle a healthy fundraising pipeline that achieves the organization’s revenue goals; experience with a mix of corporate and foundation donors preferred.
  • CRM experience (Salesforce strongly preferred but not required).
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Work in sophisticated and nuanced situations with a positive attitude, collaborative mentality and an open mind.
  • Passion for free markets and limited, effective government.
  • A sense of humor and a desire to grow with a dynamic organization.

Workplace

We offer a flexible working arrangement. This is a full-time position that can either work the majority of the week in our D.C. office or be fully remote with occasional travel to the Washington, D.C metropolitan area. R Street is growing rapidly, but we remain a close-knit team.

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

R Street strives to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide the following:

  • Unlimited paid time off policy, including all Federal holidays, the day after Thanksgiving, and two weeks holiday closure in December
  • Alternating Fridays off
  • A health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families)
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) contributions with up to a 4 percent match
  • HSA employer contribution match
  • Quarterly wellness reimbursement
  • Mobile equipment reimbursement
  • Internet subsidy
  • Monthly mobile plan reimbursement
  • Annual educational and professional development reimbursement
  • An option between a child care assistance, pet care assistance, or student loan repayment assistance reimbursement

R Street does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity, relationship structure or anything else that's illegal, immoral or nonsensical to use as a basis for hiring.

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact qualified individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held virtually, via Zoom.

To apply, you must upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Request for Resumes, Department of Defense Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense (DoD), is reviewing the resume file for potential candidates for a number of Schedule A, Excepted Service, attorney positions that are under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence) and support the intelligence and security practice areas. Individuals interested in being considered are invited to review the notice at https://ogc.osd.mil/Careers/. This is not a vacancy announcement.

The office is seeking candidates with expertise relevant to the following roles:

  • Intelligence Oversight. Provides legal support to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight; participates in intelligence oversight inspections; advises onintelligence law, regulation, and policy; and reviews legislative proposals andcommunications with Congress on intelligence oversight issues.
  • Counternarcotics and Law Enforcement. Legal advice and services related to DoD’s (including the National Guard) counterdrug and related support to civilian law enforcement agencies. Provides legal advice and support related to the oversight and management of DoD law enforcement activities, including authorities, training, and standards.
  • Sensitive Activities. Provides legal advice and services concerning U.S. law and international law related to military operations, intelligence activities, counterintelligence operations, cyberspace operations, information operations, security classification policies, and special access programs.
  • Counterintelligence and Security. Provides legal advice and services concerning personnelsecurity and vetting policy, investigations and appeals policy, law enforcement policy, detainee litigation, physical security and industrial security policy, critical technology protection and insider threat programs, and counterintelligence policy.

Director of Privacy & Data Project, The Center for Democracy and Technology

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking an experienced advocate to lead CDT’s project on consumer privacy and data. The Director of Privacy & Data Project will lead a growing team of 5+ counsels focused on changing the law and business practices to protect consumers’ and workers’ privacy, prevent discriminatory uses of data, and promote responsible use of AI. Key workstreams include: advocating for meaningful federal privacy legislation, direct-to-company advocacy to improve corporate data practices, working with federal and state agencies to promote effective oversight and regulation, and overseeing specific grant projects focused on health privacy, worker privacy, and the impact of algorithm-driven decision systems for people with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities. Each of these workstreams places a strong focus on equity and the risks of discriminatory uses of data.

The Director is a senior member of the U.S. policy team, collaborating frequently with other CDT Project Directors to develop multi-dimensional policy solutions (e.g. at the intersection of privacy and competition, or privacy and online content moderation). The Director also works closely with CDT’s Brussels office, helping to shape CDT’s advocacy on privacy, data and AI in the EU.

This position managing CDT’s largest policy team is an exceptional opportunity for an advocate wishing to shape corporate data practices and AI governance at a pivotal time in technology policy. The Director will engage as a public thought leader, publish written reports and op-eds, testify and speak before external audiences. They must also serve as an effective manager, setting an advocacy vision for their team and overseeing implementation of several substantial grant projects.

The position is based in CDT’s Washington, DC office, with remote work currently in effect due to COVID-19.

About CDT

The Center for Democracy & Technology champions policies, laws, and technical designs that empower people to use technology for good – while protecting against invasive, discriminatory and exploitative uses. For 25 years, CDT has worked to ensure that the Internet empowers, emboldens and equalizes people around the world. Today, CDT is at the center of societal debates about privacy, data and discrimination, surveillance, online speech, misinformation, and other key questions about the role of technology in people’s lives.

CDT pursues legislation at the state, national, and regional level in the US and EU; participates in agency rulemaking and other policy development processes; leads strategic litigation; builds advocacy coalitions; and promotes industry standards and practices that protect users’ civil rights and civil liberties. CDT’s work spans many issues, including (but not limited to) consumer privacy, AI and machine learning, surveillance, online speech, internet architecture, civic technology, competition and election security. We take a rigorous approach that integrates legal, policy and technical expertise, with a focus on developing actionable policy solutions. You can read more about our work at www.cdt.org.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Policy Direction. Develop the strategic plan for the Privacy & Data team, collaborating with the CEO, Director of Policy and other project teams to identify core advocacy goals and design and oversee the work plan to achieve them. Collaborate with Development team on grant proposals to help achieve these goals.
  • Management. Manage a team of policy counsels, overseeing direction of their projects, reviewing and editing work product, and serving as a mentor to build cohesion and vision within the team.
  • Representation. Act as a key representative on privacy, data & AI issues before policymakers, regulatory agencies, civil society organizations, industry and the broader public. Engage in public speaking, including providing public testimony and speaking with the press.
  • Stakeholder Engagement. Work collaboratively with CDT’s broad network of engagement targets, including civil society partners, academics, and companies at the national and international level. Build and maintain relevant relationships within these communities. Participate in CDT’s Working Groups, engage with members of CDT’s Advisory CouncilFellows Program, and Collaborating Attorneys’ Network.
  • Direct-to-Company Advocacy.  Engage directly with technology companies to advocate for and advise on adoption of privacy-protective and responsible data use practices.
  • Project Work. Carry out the daily work of the Privacy & Data team, such as:
    • Legal and policy analysis and development of policy recommendations related to emerging issues in consumer privacy, AI and data governance.
    • Author reports and op-eds, develop advocacy letters and other materials to advance the project’s policy goals.
    • Provide policy and technical assistance to policymakers, regulators and commercial entities.
    • Identify and work on strategic litigation opportunities, including filing amicus briefs and impact litigation.
    • Engage in public education, media relations, and public speaking.
  • Internal Thought Leadership. Collaborate with the CEO, Policy Director, and other Project Directors to inform CDT’s policy direction, harmonize policy positions across the organization, and find areas of collaboration across teams.

Qualifications:

  • Significant technology policy experience and deep domain expertise, as demonstrated through career positions and/or written work.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years in relevant legal, policy or advocacy positions, with increasing levels of responsibility and management experience. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing technology policies and practices that protect civil rights, civil liberties and democratic values, with expertise in U.S. privacy law (expertise in civil rights law a plus; expertise in non-U.S. privacy law a plus).
  • Commitment to managing teams in a way that mentors rising advocates and fosters a collaborative culture among staff.
  • Experience with Congress, federal agencies, and corporate best practices preferred.
  • Experience building multi-stakeholder coalitions, influencing decision-makers, shaping legislation and/or leading impact litigation preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience in public speaking, writing, and a demonstrated ability to communicate policy issues to the media and the public.

Compensation:

CDT offers competitive compensation, and a generous benefits package that includes health care and dental coverage, a retirement plan, and paid vacation, sick, and parental leave. 

Applicants:

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@cdt.org

Deadline:  

Open until filled. 

The Center for Democracy & Technology is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion, or disability. 

Call for Submissions, Stanford International Policy Review

Call for submissions: Now accepting articles for consideration in SIPR's Spring 2021 Print Issue

The Stanford International Policy Review invites submissions from graduate students, policy practitioners, academics, and other professionals for its Spring 2021 peer-reviewed print issue. SIPR publishes two issues per year, in the winter and in the spring. SIPR publishes articles, commentary, policy memos and issue briefs, as well as book reviews on international policy topics.

The Spring 2021 issue theme is The Future of Internationalism. SIPR seeks articles that offer insightful policy analysis addressing the fissures and opportunities of the current international system. We invite authors to consider topics like the post-pandemic liberal international order, the United Nations at its 75th anniversary, and shared global challenges (e.g., climate change, terrorism, and technological governance). 

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Articles submitted before March 15th will receive priority consideration for our fall issue. SIPR will cover the submission fee for the first 100 submissions. After that, the authors will be responsible for a $10 submission fee.

Learn more about submissions here. Please submit pieces for priority consideration by March 15. 

In the Fall 2020 edition, authors examined critical global policy issues including: 

  • Reform proposals for the World Health Organization
  • Modern Great Power dynamics
  • The Biden Presidency and Ukraine
  • COVID-19 financial relief programs in the U.K.
  • The future of Hong Kong property law
  • President López Obrador's peace plan for Mexico

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Naval Warfare Analyst

The President, U.S. Naval War College, invites applications for anticipated full-time faculty openings in the Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies in Newport, RI. These anticipated openings are available to support a number of ongoing and emergent research programs within the department.

The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. U.S. and selected international graduates earn Master of Arts degrees in National Security & Strategic Studies or Defense & Strategic Studies accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The College educates and develops future leaders through the development of strategic perspective, critical thinking, and cultural awareness, as well as enhancing the capability to advise senior leaders and policy makers. The College also helps to define the future Navy and its roles and missions; supports combat readiness; strengthens global maritime partnerships; and promotes ethics and leadership throughout the force. More information on the college can be found at www.usnwc.edu.

Strategic and Operational Research Department. The Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) produces innovative research and analysis for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. interagency, and the broader national security community. It also generates new scholarship in security studies and actively participates in the broader academic community. The SORD department is one of three in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College, the others being the War Gaming Department and the Stockton Center for International Law. It is home to a number of specialized centers, institutes, and advanced research groups that foster deeper levels of research, analysis, and teaching on subjects of critical interest for the Navy: the China Maritime Studies Institute, the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute, the Russia Maritime Studies Institute, and the Halsey, Mahan, and Brodie groups. The SORD department’s faculty employ varied and multi-disciplinary approaches to national security issues, generating new knowledge for the Navy and the Department of Defense. The department’s faculty are educated in a range of social sciences, humanities, sciences, and critical languages, and the faculty consists of civilians and retired and active-duty military officers.

Advanced Research Groups (ARPs). There a number of ARPs within SORD that produce applied research and analysis on a series of regional, operational and strategic challenges facing the naval and joint force now and in the future. These research programs involve group work, individual study, faculty collaboration, wargaming, workshops, and research trips to national labs, operational commands, the Pentagon and a wide range of other DoD, academic, and private sector organizations. Most of the groups include a mix of full-time faculty and volunteer resident students from the College who contribute to the research of the ARPs for their master’s degree and JPME academic credit. From exploring emerging warfare technologies to developing operational concepts and strategy, ARPs give the student scholars practical experience that can be applied to their careers. Moreover, the ARPs provide direct input to key planners and decision-makers in the U.S. naval force, across DoD and the U.S. interagency.

Qualifications and Competencies. Candidates must have an advanced degree and experience in assessing and evaluating strategic, operational, and tactical warfare concepts. A Master’s degree is required, a Ph.D. is highly preferred. Desired attributes include: knowledge of U.S. and/or foreign naval and joint technical capabilities and concepts of operations, or equivalent practical experience in advancing technology and functional capabilities; knowledge of naval and joint warfare in all phases of operations from peace time to high-end combat; and/or a background in nuclear topics and strategic deterrence. Experience may have been gained by leading and conducting research, systems analysis, systems operation, and/or development and execution of warfighting operations, tactics, techniques, and procedures within the DoD environment. Experience on research teams, as well as war gaming experience is preferred, but not required.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a Department of Defense TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance. The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening test and to random drug testing thereafter.

Salary Considerations. Salary is competitive and accompanied by a generous federal benefit package that includes health insurance and retirement saving plans, paid vacation, and sick leave, and other benefits. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Pay Schedule.

Applications. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-20-10 and submit their application package to: nwc-20-10@usnwc.edu. The application package must include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted until 30 September 2020.

Active duty members may apply under this announcement but are subject to eligibility requirements of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW). Active duty members must submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide branch, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible for consideration if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days after being submitted with your application.

Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement dated to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Questions should be directed to the hiring committee chair, Professor Peter Dutton, at duttonp@usnwc.edu.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Security Studies, U.S. Naval War College

The President, U.S. Naval War College, invites applications for anticipated full-time faculty openings in the Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies in Newport, RI.

The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. U.S. and selected international graduates earn Master of Arts degrees in National Security & Strategic Studies or Defense & Strategic Studies accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The College educates and develops future leaders through the development of strategic perspective, critical thinking, and cultural awareness, as well as enhancing the capability to advise senior leaders and policy makers. The College also helps to define the future Navy and its roles and missions; supports combat readiness; strengthens global maritime partnerships; and promotes ethics and leadership throughout the force. More information on the college can be found at www.usnwc.edu.

Strategic and Operational Research Department. The Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) produces innovative research and analysis for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. interagency, and the broader national security community. It also generates new scholarship in security studies and actively participates in the broader academic community. The SORD department is one of three in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College, the others being the War Gaming Department and the Stockton Center for International Law. The SORD department is home to a number of specialized centers, institutes, and advanced research groups that foster deeper levels of research, analysis, and teaching on subjects of critical interest for the Navy: the China Maritime Studies Institute, the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute, the Russia Maritime Studies Institute, and the Halsey, Mahan, and Brodie groups. The SORD department’s faculty employ varied and multi-disciplinary approaches to national security issues, generating new knowledge for the Navy and the Department of Defense. The department’s faculty are educated in a range of social sciences, humanities, sciences, and critical languages, and the faculty consists of civilians and retired and active-duty military officers.

Responsibilities. SORD faculty conduct research and analysis across a broad spectrum of areas relating to security studies including strategy and grand strategy, military and maritime operations, conventional and nuclear deterrence, political economy, area studies, and other Navy-related topics. Duties may also include design of and participation in wargames, exercises, and workshops/conferences in support of the Navy and the DOD. SORD faculty will be expected to support student research and remain current and productive in their academic fields of study.

Qualifications and Competencies. Qualified candidates must have an advanced degree from an accredited university. A master's degree is requires. A research-oriented Ph.D. is highly preferred. Ph.D. candidates who are close to defending their dissertations (ABD) as well as practitioners with relevant and significant experience in the field will be considered. Demonstrated familiarity with the capability to analyze issues of war and the use of military force is required. Knowledge of future military technologies, capabilities, and strategies is desirable. Candidates should have ongoing research projects or be engaged with ongoing planning relating to war, security and strategy that they can continue at the Naval War College.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a Department of Defense TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance. The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening test and to random drug testing thereafter.

Salary Considerations. Salary is competitive and accompanied by a generous federal benefit package that includes health insurance and retirement saving plans, paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Pay Schedule.

Applications. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-20-08 and submit their application package to: nwc-20-08@usnwc.edu. The application package must include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted until 30 September 2020.

Active duty members may apply under this announcement but are subject to eligibility requirements of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW). Active duty members must submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide branch, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible for consideration if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days after being submitted with your application.

Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement dated to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Peter Dutton, at duttonp@usnwc.edu.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.