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Job Opportunity: Visiting Professor of Strategic Communication

The U.S. Army War College (USAWC) seeks a Visiting Professor of Strategic Communication for the academic year 2010-2011.

Interested? Read on:

The successful candidate will be hired under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act that governs the temporary assignment of personnel between the federal government and state and local governments, institutions of higher learning, and other eligible organizations as prescribed. As such, candidates must be currently employed by one of these listed organizations, be available to work at the U.S. Army War College for the one year appointment, then return to their current organization.

The U.S. Army War College is an accredited master’s degree granting institution and has educated senior military and civilian leaders from the United States and numerous foreign countries each year for over a century.

The selected candidate will be responsible for preparing strategic leaders in their understanding of potential applications of information as an element of national power both in peace and war with focus on the cognitive dimension of the information environment. In addition, he or she will be expected to assist in the delivery of curriculum which focuses on strategic communication; write and publish on matters of strategic importance as relates to information as power; represent the USAWC at professional conferences, seminars, and meetings; and develop/support the conduct of USAWC conferences, seminars and meetings.

A PhD or terminal degree in a field of study reflecting expertise in strategic communication, public affairs, public diplomacy, journalism, communication, the information element of national power as it relates to national security, psychological operations, perception management, information operations and/or cultural anthropology is preferred. Experience in developing students at the graduate level as well as experience in research and publication in related areas is desirable.

The successful candidate must be available for these duties commencing in July 2010. For full consideration, applications (cover letter plus vitae) must be postmarked or received electronically by 15 January 2010. The term of service is for one year.

For detailed information on this announcement please contact Professor Dennis Murphy, Center for Strategic Leadership, 650 Wright Ave., Carlisle, PA 17013-5240 or e-mail to dennis.murphy@us.army.mil.