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Initial Salary Range $119,066—$142,641

This position is a Title 10 faculty member on the staff of Marine Corps University (MCU) / Education Command (EDCOM), Training and Education Command, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, located at Marine Corps University’s main campus aboard MCB Quantico. The mission of MCU/EDCOM is to deliver Professional Military Education (PME) and training through resident and distance learning programs, while also preserving and presenting the history of the Marine Corps, in order to prepare leaders to meet current and future security challenges and inform the public of the nation’s role in national defense. The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to serve as the full time MCU Cyber Security expert and reports directly to the Director, Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity. Major duties include:

  • Teaches at all levels of PME/JPME (Joint Professional Military Education), enlisted and officer, resident and non-resident as required.
  • Offers an elective for Command and Staff College and at least one elective for the College of Distance Education and Training’s Continuing Education Program each year.
  • Conducts research and publishing to promote awareness and understanding of cyber security issues at it relates to the USMC and DOD.
  • Conducts professional outreach to external agencies.
  • Works closely with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, school directors, and academic deans, and the Krulak Center Bren Chair of Cyber Conflict and Security to integrate the study of cyber security into the resident and distance PME/JPME curricula, in keeping with current DOD and CJCS requirements.
  • Assists in facilitating graduate-level thesis programs that include a research plan, written essay, and oral defense. Performs faculty assistance and mentoring for students in the selection and development of their topics.
  • Presents papers, conducts seminars, serves as a panelist, and promotes research through other venues.
  • Interacts with appropriate agencies by providing assessments related to Cyber Security and the implications of policies for DOD and the Marine Corps.
  • As appropriate, plans and coordinates MCU educational events to improve understanding of Cyber Security. These may range from a single seminar to a conference.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Key Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Expert knowledge of cyber security issues, including offensive and defensive policies and procedures to inform teaching and research.
  • Possess, or obtain within one year of employment, an earned terminal degree in a related field from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to cyber security.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background check and ability to pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • Demonstrated record of progressive research with proven experience in publications of the results.
  • Required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • A high degree of skill in written and oral communication in order to instruct in a professional military academic environment and to produce written instructional materials, articles, and book reviews for professional journals.
  • 15% travel is required to military training facilities, sites of archival research, military installations, universities, conferences, and overseas.
  • This position is eligible for situational telework.
  • Must possess the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the level of Top Secret/Secret Compartmented Information (TS/SCI), as well as access to NIPRNet and SIPRNet.

How to Apply:
The initial term of appointment is expected to be three years with provision for renewal. The first two years of employment is probationary. If interested in this position, please email a letter of interest, CV/resume, and transcripts to Ms. Valerie Jackson at the_krulak_center@usmcu.edu no later than 15 May 2020. Questions about the position can be sent to this email address.