This position is located within the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU), Institute for Security Governance (ISG) in Monterey, CA. DSCA's mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capabilities of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation (SC) enterprise in its efforts to advise, educate, train, and equip foreign partners.
ISG is the Defense Department’s center of excellence for Institutional Capacity Building (ICB), primary ICB implementer, and a leading DSCA international schoolhouse. ISG advances national security and foreign policy objectives by building partner institutional capabilities, advancing knowledge, and enhancing the conduct of the ICB field to address security challenges. The development of functioning, accountable, and effective defense and security institutions is critical to enabling the long-term success of security cooperation and partner capability development, is a focus across the security cooperation enterprise, and is foundational to ISG. ISG’s approach is oriented to meet partner institutional capacity and capability, education, and professional development needs, grounded in American values, and tailored to meet partner requirements.
ISG is seeking a senior lecturer to serve within its Cyber Capabilities Functional team. As a senior faculty member, this position will play a key role in building and executing ISG’s cyber advising and education programs. This position requires experience and education in defense of cyberspace, Institutional Capacity Building, and broader national security policy and planning. The Cyber Senior Lecturer is an instructional faculty position with responsibility to support the Institute’s cyberspace effort and for facilitating, advising, educating, and formally teaching in ISG Security Cooperation and ICB activities. This Cyber Senior Lecturer will work with the Institute’s Cyber Functional Lead, who is the team leader.
ISG will be adding additional faculty to its cyber team.
Primary duties for this position include:
Support ISG’s overall efforts within the cyber functional area.
Support ISG, DSCA, and other SC / ICB elements by scoping partner nation (PN) institutional capacity, designing ICB cyber programming, executing cyber activities, and developing complementary monitoring plans.
Teach, instruct, and facilitate cyber-related resident courses, mobile engagement teams, advisory projects, and components therein.
Synchronize, within ISG’s purview, cyber capacity building programs and resources across DoD, interagency communities, and international organizations to strengthen Allied and PN cyber efforts.
Build, guide, and oversee faculty and adjunct teams in the design and delivery of advising and educational programs for partner nations in the cyber function.
Analyze and provide recommendations for the prioritization, resourcing, planning, monitoring, and adapting of country projects and other activities implemented by ISG.
Oversee the documentation and reporting on all activities to ensure accountability, quality control, and a record of activities.
Develop cyber curriculum, methodology, approaches, and supporting courses and activities.
Research, analyze, review, and produce original content related to cyber security and defense, associated networks and systems, policy and planning, institutional capacity building, and broader security cooperation.
Master's degree in an appropriate discipline required: Cyber Security, Information Assurance / Technology, Computer Science with a security focus, Institutional Change, Organizational Management, International Relations, or in a generally related field
Significant experience with cyber defense, defense sector governance, and related fields
Proven ability to work with and lead diverse teams
Experience working with the leadership of foreign security sectors (ministry, joint/general staff, service headquarters, defense and security agencies) to accomplish institutional capacity building and broader security cooperation objectives
Experience in the oversight of multiple, complex, globally dispersed programs
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
ISG is a Defense Security Cooperation Agency security cooperation institute. We provide advising, education, and professional development to international military personnel and security and defense civilians. U.S. citizenship is required and salary is competitive.
This position is located in Monterey, California, or Arlington, Virginia. Monterey is a short drive south from the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area and is ideally situated along the spectacular central California coast. Arlington, Virginia, is located in the National Capital Region.
Applications should be received by September 24, 2021: A resume, a statement of interest, and a copy of the Master’s degree transcript comprise the application. Names and contact information for letters of reference may be requested. Official transcripts are not required until contingent offer extended. Please address e-documents to:
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized depending upon availability of funding.
Pay range varies depending on locality.
This position may be eligible for telework.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about DSCA, please refer to the website at http://www.dsca.gov.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, Veteran’s preference is treated as a positive merit factor for ISG faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to ISG positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.
Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.
DSCA’s mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners.Organization Type: Government AgencyDSCA delivers effective, enduring, and timely partner capabilities that advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.