Director – Center for Intelligence and Security Studies
Title:Director – Center for Intelligence and Security Studies
Post Date:10/30/17
Location:University of Mississippi
Details:The University of Mississippi invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS), to begin no later than Fall 2018. The University seeks a dynamic, experienced professional to lead the CISS toward further realizing its mission: to prepare students for careers in the US intelligence community (IC). The Center’s core focus areas are intelligence analytics and the provision of tailored support to policymakers in the national security community.

The Director’s duties are to lead and administer an academic minor in intelligence and security studies, manage Center faculty and staff toward its mission, partner with University and external stakeholders, and facilitate co-curricular programming related to the mission. This is a full-time faculty appointment in the CISS with administrative, teaching, research, and service duties.

The CISS Program is rapidly growing and is in its tenth year of preparing highly skilled students to work as intelligence analysts on emerging challenges facing the intelligence community, private industry, and society. The curriculum emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills for intelligence analysis, communication and briefing skills, and training in advanced analytic methodologies. The CISS Program works closely with the University of Mississippi’s
Croft Institute for International Studies, Lott Leadership Institute, Chinese Flagship Program, Intensive Arabic Program, and other programs to ensure that students graduate with regional and
cultural expertise, foreign language skills, a robust understanding of the policymaking process, and other tools to help them excel in the intelligence and business communities. In 2017, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world.

If you’re interested in working with cross-disciplinary
researchers to solve key, grand challenges this is an exceptional opportunity.

Qualifications:The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in analytic methodologies and collection processes used by the US IC as well as a broad knowledge of national security policy.

The successful candidate must also have experience preparing students for employment as intelligence analysts in the public and/or private sectors, experience or demonstrated capacity in administration, and a demonstrated ability to engage in interdisciplinary, intelligence studies research.

Minimum requirements include a terminal degree in a field related to intelligence analysis, 5 years of employment including significant leadership experience within the IC, and prior teaching experience in intelligence studies or a related field. Applicants holding a PhD with a demonstrated academic and scholarly record commensurate with appointment to a tenure position and currently holding tenure will be eligible for appointment with tenure at the appropriate faculty rank in the applicable department within the university.
Comments:To ensure full consideration, please submit the University’s online application along with a letter of interest, a current vita, and three letters of recommendation to Review
of materials will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until an adequate pool of candidates has been established or until the position is filled. Upon hire, faculty members of the University must provide an official transcript. Request an official transcript to be mailed directly to Human Resources: University of Mississippi, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being
considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
Employer:University of Mississippi
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