Faculty Senior Associate

  • Full Time
  • Monterey, California
  • $83,313 - $195,000 USD / Year
  • June 6, 2023

Website Defense Security Cooperation Agency

DSCA’s mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners.Organization Type: Government Agency DSCA delivers effective, enduring, and timely partner capabilities that advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.

Faculty Senior Associate

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Security Governance/Women, Peace, & Security

Practice and Capability Division

Institute for Security Governance

Defense Security Cooperation University

Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Duty Location: Monterey, California

The Institute for Security Governance seeks a mid-level Faculty Senior Associate to teach and advise partner countries on women, peace, and security issues as well as general security governance topics, such as: formal and informal strategies for inclusion of women in the armed forces; recruiting and retaining women in the armed forces; security sector elements of WPS National Action Plans and their implementation; women and armed conflict; gender analysis; implicit bias; leadership; organizational change; strategic communications; security sector transformation; strategic defense reviews; defense planning; civil military relations; and Executive-Legislative relations.

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) is the Department of Defense’s leading implementer for Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) and one of the primary international schoolhouses, operating within DSCA’s broader SC mandate to train, educate, advise, and support foreign partners. Located at the Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM) in Monterey, California, ISG executes about 450 partner-facing engagements annually.

This is an Excepted appointment for an initial three years, which may be renewed every one, two, or three years, indefinitely. The duty location is planned for Monterey, California, but may be negotiable for remote work. If Monterey is not the duty location no relocation incentive will be possible. In addition, the pay range listed in this announcement includes locality pay for the Monterey area. A remote location would likely have different locality pay.

This position is with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU), Institute for Security Governance (ISG), Practice and Capabilities Division located at Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM) in Monterey, California. DSCA’s mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign partners in order to encourage and enable allies and partners to respond to shared challenges.

DSCU is the DoD’s center of intellectual life for Security Cooperation (SC). DSCU delivers education, training, research, and analysis to the U.S. SC Workforce and Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) and education to our allies and partners to meet the current and future global SC mission. DSCU supports DSCA’s mission of training, educating, and providing for the long-term development of the SC Workforce and enabling Partner Nations (PNs) to effectively, efficiently, and responsibly manage their security institutions. Through the work of DSCU, U.S. personnel become SC community practitioners and PN’s develop responsible, effective security establishments based on the rule of law, civilian control of the military, and respect for democracy and international human rights.

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic, and talented individuals with expertise and significant experience in an international context to perform the following duties:

  • Serves as a faculty senior associate engaging in advising, consulting, education, and training.
  • Develop course curriculum and advising materials; assess course materials or advising plans and programs created by other faculty and faculty teams; plan, coordinate, and engage with partner countries in mobile courses and/or advising projects.
  • Sustain and develop academic expertise through participation within and contributions to the community of practice and discipline.
  • Participate in academic or professional research to create knowledge or solutions related to security cooperation and ICB topics and to the more specialized topics of the practice area/discipline.
  • Publish findings in reputable scholarly or professional outlets, which can include, inter alia, peer-reviewed for a, University publications, relevant blogs, and specialized defense, military, and civil-military publications.
  • Participates in DSCU self-governance to support the academic mission of the University in its use of technologies and services impacting teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.


  • Master’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university in a relevant functional area required: international relations, economics, foreign affairs, history, political science, business administration, defense and strategy, or a related field that supports DSCU’s programming, research, and analysis needs.
  • Five or more years of experience in topics relevant to security cooperation or institutional capacity building or irregular warfare that align with OSD-Policy priorities.
  • Experience in leadership, management, strategy, or planning tasks in government, military, private sector, or academia.
  • Documented intellectual contributions in area(s) of expertise.
  • Experience in developing and revising in-person and virtual curricula and/or partner nation advising materials.
  • Teaching experience and/or experience advising senior leaders.


  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Must be able obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug testing.
  • Must be able to work other than normal hours, which may include evening, weekends, and/or holidays and/or overtime.
  • Must be able to travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This is a SC (SC) position due to the nature of the position’s duties and responsibilities. Incumbent must attain DoD SC Workforce (SCW) Certification and complete related continuous learning requirements in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2017, Title 10 United States Code, Section 384, and DoD Instruction 5132.15, “Implementation of the Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program,” and any future amendments thereto.


  • Salary will be based on commensurate experience, demonstrated ability, and education.
  • Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized.


Applications will be accepted from May 17, 2023 through  June 6, 2023, at midnight EST.

To ensure full consideration, please submit the items below:

  • A CV/resume and a statement of interest which together demonstrate experience and satisfaction of all the required qualifications. References are not required now but may be requested later.
  • A copy of your master’s degree transcript is required. We will accept an unofficial transcript during the application process; however, you must provide an official transcript before a contingent offer can be extended.
  • If you are a current Federal Employee, a copy of your current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action is required. Please redact Personal Identifiable Information (i.e. SSN, DOB).
  • If applicable, veteran’s documentation (signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), SF-15, VA letter, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.)

The system only allows you to send three documents; documents may be combined. Any additional documents can be sent to the e-mail address below. *In the subject line of the email, reference the job announcement number DSCA-232023-DG72.* 

Please address any questions and any additional application/e-documents to:

Defense Security Cooperation Agency

c/o [email protected] or [email protected]

We will only accept electronic submissions.

 The Defense Security Cooperation Agency is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about DSCA and DSCU, please refer to the website at https://www.dsca.mil/ and https://www.dscu.mil/


Veteran’s preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran’s preference, we strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to DSCU positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), SF-15 sf15.pdf (opm.gov), VA disability rating letter, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.

Are you a current active-duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, 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 from the date of the submission of the certification.



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