The Irregular Warfare Center To Offer Paid Fellowship Program

The Irregular Warfare Center To Offer Paid Fellowship Program

The Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) is pleased to announce an Assistant Professor/Post-Doctoral Fellowship program coming soon in January 2023 to prospective qualified candidates looking for an opportunity to advance their research, analysis, training, curriculum and writing skills as part of the IWC team.

The one-year paid Fellowship program position is located in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU). 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 supports DSCA’s mission of educating, training, and providing for the long-term development of the SC workforce and enabling partner nations (PNs) to manage effectively and responsibly their security institutions.

Assistant Professors/Post-Doctoral Fellows support the advising, consultation, and education and training missions of the university. As directed by the President, DSCU, they support the goal of achieving and executing education and training modules, advising partner nation officials, and providing consulting expertise to U.S. officials. Associate Professors also spend a considerable amount of their time and efforts engaging in furthering the development of the literature of institutional capacity-building and security cooperation.

To qualify for the Fellowship program, potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • An earned-terminal/Doctoral degree in the fields of history, economics, social sciences, anthropology, philosophy, or other fields of importance to security cooperation
  • Some experience in teaching at the university level
  • Publications in the fields of security cooperation and institutional capacity-building
  • Progressive experience in, and familiarity with, assessing the effectiveness of education and training programs
  • Knowledge of professional networks, MILDEPs, GCCS, colleges, and universities
  • Prefer experience in the delivery of education as related to defense, security sectors, foreign policy, diplomacy, and modern history
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and computer-assisted research methodologies
  • Progressive knowledge of a discipline from graduate level studies resulting in an earned-terminal degree, and some exposure to real world experiences
  • Progressive experience in teaching various subjects at the university level, as well as developing course curricula
  • Progressive experience in carrying out original research where findings are published in peer-review fora

Overview of the Irregular Warfare Center

The IWC serves as the central mechanism for developing the Department of Defense’s (DOD) irregular warfare knowledge and advancing the Department’s understanding of irregular warfare concepts and doctrine in collaboration with key allies and partners.

The IWC will feature world-class research, rigorous analysis, tailored education, and international engagement to strengthen the United States’ network of international security partners. Additionally, the Center is designed to amplify the Department’s existing Regional Defense Fellowship Program (RDFP) and be complementary to the DoD Regional Centers (RCs) for Security Studies. The IWC will serve as the only global DOD center, which works in close collaboration to amplify regional centers’ IW efforts.

The Center’s research will tackle the challenges and threats faced by the U.S. and its allies and partners as they defend their security, stability, and democratic principles. Based on this research, the IWC will support adjustments to Department policies and doctrine, and provide advanced irregular warfare education with allies and partners, facilitated by expert practitioners, to support innovative and practical responses to emerging challenges.