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Learning & Development Specialist

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:40 -- MKaufman

Learning & Development Specialist
United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA
On Site, Full Time Position

 The United States Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, seeks to fill the position of Learning and Development Specialist within the Office of Educational Methodology in the School of Strategic Landpower with an annual salary between $65,232 and $82,989.

This is a full-time civilian position at the United States Army’s most senior institution for professional military education. This is a term position of 13 months; extensions are possible dependent upon funding and satisfactory performance. The Army War College educates the top echelon of US military officers of all services, US government civilians, and military officers from scores of foreign countries. It develops strategic leaders by providing a rigorous curriculum of theoretical and professional subjects. The education is delivered two ways—through a ten-month resident program (about 385 students) and a two-year distance education program (about 750 students). Both lead to a Master’s of Strategic Studies accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The person selected for this position will have a significant role in planning and conducting faculty development offerings across the institution. Additionally, the selectee will assist in full-scale instructional design for both face-to-face and web-based modalities, and will engage in cutting-edge scholarship that advances knowledge in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The position comes with a generous compensation package as well as with the many benefits of working at an innovative, vibrant, and collegial military educational institution.

To qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your curriculum vitae or résumé must clearly describe your relevant experience. A search committee will evaluate applicants based on the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. 

  1. Must possess a graduate degree in a discipline relevant to education, such as adult education, curriculum and instruction, or educational psychology. Credentialing in instructional design is highly desirable.
  2. Experience analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating instructional materials and strategies in outcomes-based adult learning environments, both face-to-face and web-based.
  3. Experience with learning management systems, instructional technologies, and tools.
  4. Established record of ability to coach a diverse faculty cadre in the implementation of innovative pedagogy. This includes the ability to interpret scholarly research for broad audiences. Must demonstrate preparedness to work collegially with mature, professional faculty and students.
  5. Experience teaching at the graduate level.
  6. Superior oral and written communication skills.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work in complex, customer service-oriented environments, including the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.


To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application consisting of the items listed below. 

  1. Letter of application addressing the required knowledge, skills and abilities, as listed in the Qualifications section above
  2. Résumé or curriculum vitae
  3. Proof of U.S. citizenship
  4. Instructional design portfolio, to include a statement of educational philosophy. Electronic format is preferred, as hard copies will not be returned without a self-addressed and metered envelope.
  5. Academic transcripts (graduate) Unofficial transcripts are permissible for initial submission of the application, but you must provide official college transcripts upon request.
  6. A short statement (one page or less) on how you would contribute to a climate of diversity at the U.S. Army War College through teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
  7. List 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).
  8. Documentation supporting a request for veteran’s preference (such as a DD Form 214 or VA statement of disability).

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 documents submitted as part of the application may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. For additional information, visit the USAJobs website

Applications are due 3 December 2018. 

Send applications to:
Ms. Kathy Benton
U.S. Army War College
Office of the G1
46 Ashburn Drive (Anne Ely Hall, Room 233)
Carlisle, PA 17013

 A talented, committed, and diverse faculty is our most important resource in educating the nation’s future strategic leaders. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with the full range of fair employment practices and non-discrimination laws. Federal law dictates that the position may be offered to US citizens only.

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