Employment and Research Opportunities
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship - pending approval. Check back soon.
- Research Assistants/Interns - Apply through the PKSOI intern program.
- Government Service Employment - No Vacancies.
- Academic Colloquia Program
- Adjunct Professors - Always open by invitation
- External Research Associates Program (ERAP) - The most recent ERAP submission period ended 10 September 2014. Look for new ERAP opportunities to be posted within the next few months.
- Unsolicited Contributions - Always Open
On-Site Opportunities Details
Visiting Research Professors
Each year SSI offers one or two visiting research professorships. These are research positions with no teaching and very limited administrative duties. The successful candidate will advance his or her own research agenda while simultaneously producing SSI studies on relevant strategic topics which will be distributed to military leaders, government officials, civilian academics, and the global strategic community. Read more about visiting research professorships.
Government Service Employment
Off-site Opportunities Details
Questions? Contact Dr. Steven Metz.
SSI offers adjunct professorships to select LTCs or COLs in the Army National Guard (ARNG), U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), retired active component, and civilian scholars and practitioners. These are research positions with no teaching. The successful candidate will possess qualifications as outlined in Carlisle Barracks Memorandum 351-1 and will have the opportunity to advance his or her own research agenda while simultaneously producing SSI studies on relevant strategic topics which will be distributed to military leaders, government officials, civilian academics, and the global strategic community. While SSI may be able to provide some research support for projects by adjunct professors, these are honorific, unpaid positions.
External Research Associates Program (ERAP)
The US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) uses the External Research Associates Program (ERAP) to directly fund conceptual research by scholars who are not affiliated with the U.S. military, the U.S. government. ERAP is a contractual program (not an academic grant) whereby the U.S. Government pays for scholarly research and analysis on issues of concern to those institutions responsible for U.S. national security and strategy, but especially to the U.S. Army and to the Department of Defense. Contributing scholars are drawn from in the United States and abroad. International scholars and other experts who are not affiliated with the U.S. military, the U.S. Government, or for-profit consulting firms are eligible. The selection process is highly competitive, and interested parties are encouraged to refer to the USAWC's Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL), available online, for a range of relevant topics. The expected end-product of an ERAP contract is a well-written, well-researched monograph of 40-50 pages that contains substantive recommendations for U.S. policy; it is deliverable within one year of the date the contract is awarded. Payment occurs after the product has been received, reviewed, and accepted by SSI. Approved monographs are distributed to key leaders in the Army and Department of Defense, the military educational system, Congress, the media, other domestic and international think tanks and defense institutes, and major colleges and universities.
Application instructions and format are available under the 'Additional Info' section the following link: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=3ff7d6d77f7096ca40a6e1164ff4cb7c
If you are affiliated with the U.S. military, the U.S. Government, or for-profit consulting firms we are able to make your research available, but it is non-compensated and may or may not be an official SSI monograph. Submissions must be a response to one or more topics found in our annual Key Strategic Issues List. Researchers interested in submitting unsolicited manuscripts to be considered for publication must first send a resume/curriculum vitae to the Director of Research along with an abstract describing the paper's main argument and methodology as well as how the manuscript adds to the existing knowledge of the subject. Contact our Director of Research, Dr. Steven Metz, for more information.