Under the supervision of the Director of Educational Methodology, this temporary position will support planning and administration of faculty development and curricular initiatives. The incumbent will also conduct research related to the scholarship of teaching and learning and on topics of institutional interest. Expertise in areas related to instructional design, educational technology, and the science of learning will receive special consideration. The postdoctoral fellow will serve in the capacity of junior civilian faculty position as provided under Title 10, United States Code, and contribute to program administration, facilitation, and research at the U.S. Army War College. They must possess expertise in Educational Methodology and demonstrate commitment to a career in educational support at the college or university level.

Fellowships provide up to one year of support for individuals after attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree. Highly qualified doctoral candidates in ABD status may also be considered. Initial appointment is for one year, beginning no later than 15 June 2022, with the possibility of extension to a second year depending on the needs of the institution, performance, and availability of funds. There is no guarantee of extension beyond the first year. Federal regulations require a one-year probationary period.

For full details about the position go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/617967600

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Applicants will be rated based on the criteria listed below by a panel of subject matter experts appointed with the purpose of identifying the best-qualified candidates.

  1. Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited institution, achieved no earlier than five years prior to the date of this announcement. Candidates within six months of completing a Ph.D. or Ed.D. may apply.
    2. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a discipline relevant to education, such as higher education, curriculum and instruction, adult education, instructional design, and educational psychology.
    3. Expertise in educational research methodology (to include quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research) is preferred.
    4. Demonstrated potential for high-quality research, writing, and presentation related to the scholarship of teaching and learning that bridges the gap between theory and practice. The candidate should include a research proposal related to educational methodology in adult or professional military education environments. The selection official will consider the scholarly merit and relevance of the candidate’s research proposal.
    5. Ability to coach a diverse faculty cadre in the implementation of innovative pedagogy.
    6. Evidence of the potential to design and lead faculty development offerings in the areas of expertise listed above.
    7. Ability to work collegially with diverse (military, civilian, international) graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators.


  • Assist in planning and conducting faculty development offerings.
  • Consult on and participate in special projects and research related to educational methodology and evaluation, to include summarizing findings and making recommendations for future curriculum and programming.
  • Synthesize existing educational research relevant to adult education environments, including psychology, organizational management, and other related behavioral sciences literature, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Conduct research and present findings related to experiential learning in adult education environments, including innovations in educational technology.
  • Participate in occasional institutional site visits and academic conferences.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisors

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes the items listed below. Applications must be postmarked or e-dated by the closing date of this job announcement. Please include the job announcement number on the application.

  1. Cover Letter of application addressing the required KSAs and other qualifications, as listed in the QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED section above.
  2. Curriculum vitae or résumé.
  3. Proof of U.S. citizenship (i.e., birth certificate, passport). (Candidates may provide photocopies during the application process but must provide official documents if selected.)
  4. Research proposal on a topic related to those listed in the Qualifications section of this job announcement.
  5. Academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate level). Unofficial transcripts are required with your application submission. You must provide official college transcripts upon request.
  6. Name, title, address, and current contact information of four disinterested professional references (i.e., persons who can affirm the candidate’s qualifications but have no stake in the outcome of the selection).
  7. Samples of scholarship. (Electronic format is preferred, as hard copies will not be returned without a self-addressed and metered envelope.)
  8. Documentation supporting any request for Veteran’s Preference (such as a DD Form 214 and/or VA statement of disability). The selection committee will consider veterans preference in its assessment of qualified candidates, but Veteran status is not a requirement for this position.
  9. A short narrative of one page or less that describes how you would contribute to an atmosphere of diversity at the U.S. Army War College through teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Submission Process: Both paper and electronic submissions are acceptable, but the latter is strongly encouraged. The preferred method of submission is by e-mail with .pdf attachments.Please note that this is NOT a Title 5 (General Scale) position, and the routine procedures for filing through the USAJobs.gov automated system should NOT be followed. Instead, please submit your complete application package and any requests for further information directly to the G1 Office at the email address listed below.

Submit your complete application package and any requests for further information to:
U.S. Army War College
Office of the G1
46 Ashburn Drive (Anne Ely Hall, Room 233)
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013

(717) 245-4596 or (717) 961-2256

The US Army War College, one of central Pennsylvania’s largest and most respected employers, is located at idyllic Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, home to a historic Army post that provides a collegial, vibrant, and secure work environment with plenty of opportunities for professional growth and development. The post is in south-central Pennsylvania, 30 minutes from the state capital of Harrisburg and two hours from Washington, D.C. The Carlisle community has a temperate climate, excellent schools, and low cost of living.