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This announcement is a Re-announcement of Vacancy 1620530. We have amended the announcement to accept only surface mail applications and to address on one duty location, Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Please note your application must be time stamped for mailing on or before the 3/7/2016. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. About the Position: This position is Full time term position in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and is an appointment in the excepted service. The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, (MC) is a joint US Department of Defense and German Ministry of Defense institution located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Its mission is to foster a stable security environment by advancing democratic defense institutions and relationships, promoting active, peaceful engagement; and enhancing enduring partnerships between the nations of America, Europe and Eurasia. In this capacity, the MC plays a key role in assisting Eastern nations in developing the government institutions required for the development of democracies and market economies. This is an international, professional, and fast-paced working environment at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies supporting a bi-lateral United States/Germany partnership. The Marshall Center is an educational institution focusing on the training of students from throughout NATO, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia through classroom and conference attendance. This position is located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, located on the German-Austrian border at the foot of the Alps, was two 1,100 year old towns when they were reluctantly merged in 1935 for the 1936 Winter Olympics. The population is approximately 26,000, and the close-knit military community consists of service members and DoD civilian employees assigned to the garrison or a tenant unit, family members, and a large retiree population in Bavaria and Austria. ***NOTE: Professors are hired for an initial period of 3 years with possible extensions in 24 months increments. The position is in the Excepted Service. ***This position is identified as HARD TO FILL for the purpose of authorizing living quarters allowance. LQA is authorized for the local hire selectee who also meets basic requirements of the DSSR 031.12b, and DoD 1400.25M, Sub 1250. Who May Apply: All United States Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States worldwide You will serve as a senior level academic and/or practitioner at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, (MC) and report to the Dean of the College of International and Security Studies (CISS) of the Marshall Center. Your focus will be on transnational security studies, international security strategy, and policy. Transnational security challenges include issues related to illicit trafficking in narcotics or persons, proliferation of dangerous materials, transnational organized crime, corruption, cyber security, counter terrorism, law enforcement, and border control. You will be responsible for conducting graduate-level classes and seminars in support of the basic curriculum, preparing and delivering lectures, critiquing student assignments, monitoring and evaluating student performance, and conducting tutorials with students. Additionally, you will be participating in panel discussions, and escorting and/or introducing visiting lecturers, assisting in curricular development and evaluating/revising existing curricula, and identifying appropriate measures of student performance and comprehension. You will conduct and supervise research, publish original contributions in your field of knowledge, and participate in collateral instructional assignments and presentations of short courses. Your administrative duties include assisting course directors and the Dean in planning and executing programs, and serving as an escort, host, moderator, and/or project officer for field studies. You will attend selected social functions and maintain a high level of professionalism and currency in your field. You will organize or support Marshall Center nonresident events in the field. As determined by the Dean, you may provide support as a Course Director or Associate Course Director. This list does not exhaust the variety of additional duties faculty members may be required to perform. The nature of programs offered by the Marshall Center demands academic flexibility in a culturally diverse environment. In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Applicants must hold a Master's Degree, or higher. Preferably a Ph.D. and/or extensive experience as a senior practitioner in positions of national security related to transnational security issues. Associate Professor- Must have 2 to 5 years academic and/or operational experience in the field of International and Security Studies. Specialized experience, equivalent to the AD-1701-00 grade level in the Federal service, performing work in: conducting graduate-level classes and seminars, preparing and delivering lectures, participating in panel discussions, assisting in curriculum development and/or evaluating or revising existing curricula, measuring student performance, and monitoring and evaluating student performance. Professor - 5 to 10 years academic and/ or operational experience in the field of International and Security Studies. Specialized experience, equivalent to the AD-1701-00 grade level in the Federal service, performing work in: conducting graduate-level classes and seminars, preparing and delivering lectures, participating in panel discussions, assisting in curriculum development and/or evaluating or revising existing curricula, measuring student performance, and monitoring and evaluating student performance. Qualification Requirements: KSA 1 - Academic Credentials: Background of original academic and/or senior level practitioner achievement in transnational security studies, international security strategy, and policy. Transnational security challenges include issues related to illicit trafficking in narcotics or persons, proliferation of dangerous materials, transnational organized crime, corruption, cyber security, counter terrorism, law enforcement, and border control. Subject matter expertise should be at the strategic level, addressing these security challenges at the state and/or international level. Although the ideal candidate will be one who has expertise in a number of these areas, it is not necessary that each of them be addressed in every case. * KSA2 Teaching Expertise: Must have teaching experience in the related field, at the academic level, in a school of higher education or equivalent institution of training or education focused on professionals in government or private practice. * KSA3 Professional Experience: Demonstrated experience as a practicing professional in one or more specific international organizations. Experience as a practicing professional (e.g. former senior policy practitioners in defense/foreign policy area, former senior military, senior level policy or diplomatic positions, former legislative office holders, practicing economists). KSA 4 Administrative Experience/Leadership:Broad professional background, including a demonstrated and successful record of leadership achievements and innovation, including education technology applications and opportunities. Demonstrated excellence in managing complex organizations; highly developed communication skills and evidence of high level of teaching experience or experience at teaching the graduate level and policy related experience. Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Applicants must (a) hold an Advanced degree,preferably a Ph.D. and/or extensive experience as a senior practitioner in positions of national security related to transnational security issues AND demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and other scholarly activities, including publication in professional journals and refereed scholarly presses; and/ or professional experience teaching or equivalent professional experience in the majority of the core subjects of the Marshall Center Programs. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, U.S. Department of Education website at - http://www.ed.gov... Foreign Education: Education that has been completed in a foreign college or university may be used to meet the job requirements. In order to receive credit in the examination for your foreign education, you must have your foreign education evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education credentials. Such education must be declared the equivalent of similar undergraduate or graduate work in a U.S. institution. Please include this information in your resume. Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * One year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. * Must file annual financial disclosure statement. (OGE-450, (5CFR Part 26.34, Subpart I USOGE, 6/8) * This is not part of the DoD relocation Program. * Fluency in English required and fluency in Russian or German is desirable * A favorable background investigation is required.
I. RECRUITMENT PLAN Posting Number: F000826 Academic Title: Assistant Professor Rank: Administrative Title: Assistant Professor of Spanish Discipline Humanities Specialty: Contract Type: Renewable Appointment (initial appt period), Non-Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2016 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary: The Department of Romance, German, and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University invites applications for two full-time renewable, non-tenure accruing appointments at the rank Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin as soon as August 1, 2016. Appointment renewal is contingent on successful performance. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching three Spanish language courses; research-based curriculum and assessment development/maintenance; instructor supervision and training; collaboration with Study Abroad faculty directors; coordination of student placement; participation in professional development programs. Active scholarship in the pedagogical endeavor is expected: conference attendance, presentations, workshops, action research, materials development and publications, etc. Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must have a Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics, Spanish pedagogy, or second language acquisition; demonstrated teaching excellence at the U.S. university level (student evaluations, classroom observations, other); excellent working (professional) command of English and Spanish (oral and written); demonstrated ability to work with task and content based pedagogy; experience with teacher supervision; extensive knowledge of instructional technology applied to classroom language pedagogy. Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience Other Benefits: Other Information: Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs... and upload the following, clearly addressing the position requirements: a CV; Cover Letter; course evaluations or summaries; and an Assessment of Skills Relevant to Basic Qualifications that includes an annotated lesson plan that illustrates your ability to implement task and content-based pedagogy. Letters of recommendation and contact information should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Assistant Professor of Spanish Lang – Letters of Recommendation/your name”. Department Link: http://rgsll.columbian.gwu.edu/ Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes EEO Statement: The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs:80...
# Web Announcement **Associate Professor of German** The George Mason University Department of Modern and Classical Languages invites applicants for the position of Associate Professor of German with a specialization in 18th and 19th century literature and culture beginning in the Fall 2016 (August). **Qualifications:** The position calls for native or near native fluency in German and English. Ability to teach another Germanic language, such as Swedish, Danish or Dutch is a plus. Additional expertise in another field, preferably word and music studies or sound studies, is strongly desired. University-level teaching experience and experience in interdisciplinary collaborative work essential. **Responsibilities:** Duties include two courses per semester, program review and innovation, student advising, and outreach. Faculty members in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages engage in teaching, research and service; and participate in a variety of interdisciplinary programs on-campus and schools, such as Cultural Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Film and Media Studies, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Honors College. The department offers a minor in German, as well as minors in Arabic, Chinese, Classical Studies, French, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Latin, Russian and Spanish; B.A. in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Spanish; and M.A. in French and Spanish. The department also offers instruction in Farsi, Hebrew, Korean, Portuguese and Turkish. George Mason University is the largest public university in Virginia and serves a culturally and linguistically diverse student body. The university is situated in the intellectually vibrant Washington, D.C./northern Virginia area with desirable access to unique opportunities available for both emerging and established scholars. # Special Instructions to Applicants **For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5279z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by February 25, 2016** (review of applications will begin February 26, 2016); complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three individuals who may later be contacted for letters of recommendation. # Mason Ad Statement Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top _U.S. News and World Report_ “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and 130 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition. *Department:* Modern/Classical Languages *Criminal Background Check:* Standard Background Check *Job Category:* Instructional or Research Faculty *Role (State) Job Title:* Associate Professor of German *Working Title:* Associate Professor of German *Job Type:* Full-Time *Position Number:* F5279z *Recruit Number:* Faculty - 6614 *Location:* Fairfax *Salary:* Commensurate with education and experience. *Posting Date:* 01/28/2016 *Job Close Date:* 02/25/2016 *Open Until Filled?:* No *Equity Statement:* George Mason University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer encouraging diversity. *Campus Safety Information:* Mason’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at http://police.gmu.edu...
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