Job Opening: Asia-Pacific Center, College of Security Studies

job opening - 5Institution:       Asia Pacific Center, College of Security Studies
Location:          Hawaii, United States
Position:           Non-Tenure Track Faculty

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, is a Department of Defense academic institution providing a forum where current and future military and civilian leaders from 45 Asia-Pacific nations gather to foster improved multinational and interagency security cooperation and coordination in the Asia-Pacific region through focused executive education, leader development, regional outreach engagement, professional exchanges at conferences, and policy-relevant research. The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Center invites applications for:


The College of Security Studies is searching for a world class educator to teach, facilitate, and conduct research. Responsibilities include:

–  Teaching elective courses and lecturing on selected regional security topics within executive education courses;
–  Facilitating seminars and planning and conducting workshops locally and throughout the Asia-Pacific region;
–  Contributing to syllabus development;
–  Conducting and publishing individual and group research;
–  Performing various administrative and staff duties to support Asia-Pacific Center academic functions.

Particular expertise is sought in the following areas:

  • Regional expertise in North East Asia.  In-depth knowledge of Korea or Japan is particularly sought.
  • Transnational threats, broadly framed, with a specific focus on terrorism, crime, human trafficking and drug trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region. Knowledge of national security policy, national counterterrorism strategy, regional security issues, and related subjects. Professional expertise at the operational or strategic/policy levels.
  • Organizational and leader development education with emphasis on communications, negotiations, conflict management, and the evolution of social and organizational networking.

Required minimum qualifications include:

  •      Masters Degree in Security Studies, Political Science, International Relations,  Economics, Anthropology, History, or a related discipline with extensive  practitioner experience in the region. A Ph.D. is highly desirable.
  •     Proven ability in teaching and seminar facilitation.

The following is “preferred” for ALL Faculty positions:

  • Expertise in security, defense, and/or political-economic issues in one or more countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Living or working experience in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Ability to converse in an Asian language.
  • Previous experience in a U.S. Department of Defense educational and/or research environment.

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications.  Salary range is $83,548-$135,000 (includes HI Locality pay but excludes cost of living allowance (COLA), currently 12.25% but subject to change).  These are limited-term, excepted-service positions, for up to three years (with the possibility of renewal).  Relocation expenses may be authorized.


  1. Interested candidates should submit the following items:
  2.  LETTER OF INTEREST.  Provide a brief description of your vocational goals, personal interests and expected areas of study in the coming year, and explain your interest in future career considerations with the Department of Defense.
  3.  CURRICULUM VITAE.  Should reflect the following: educational background, work experience, publications and salary history.
  5. Submit all required documents to physical address:

Chief, Human Resources Department
Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
2058 Maluhia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815-1949

or email to:


  1. Application deadline:  Open until filled.  First cut off: 5 December 2014; Second cut off: 1 March 2015.
  2. Applications will be considered against current Faculty requirements.  Application packages will be retained for one year.
  3. Application materials become the property of the U.S. Department of the Defense and will not be returned.
  4. Individuals selected for interviews will be asked to provide bona fide transcripts from the academic institutions granting their advanced degree(s) and two samples of their own publications.
  5. The Department of the Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.  U.S. Citizenship is not required however applicants must be eligible for an H1B or other work visa.
  6. The Department of the Defense provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact the Center’s Human Resources Department to ensure that the Department of the Defense can consider such a request.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  7. Learn more about the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies by visiting:

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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