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Director of the Center of International Trade and Security

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Applications received by February 16, 2018 are assured consideration. Please apply using the FacultyJobs@UGA online system (https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/). Include in your application (1) a cover letter (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) the contact information for three individuals who can provide reference letters. Applicants invited for interviews will also be required to provide graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching experience and evaluations, and/or example(s) of scholarly research. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Amanda Sandoval at amandapaige@uga.edu or 706-542-2985.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Academic Professional
Posting Number 2017_00504F
Posting Type
Official Title ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL
Working Title Director of the Center of International Trade and Security
Title Code 77815
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department CNTR FOR INTERNTL TRADE & SEC
Salary Range
Job Summary

The University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) seeks applications for the Director of the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS). The successful candidate must have a record appropriate for an academic professional faculty position (non-tenured) with adjunct faculty status in the School’s Department of International Affairs and must have a strong record of grant and contract acquisition.

The University of Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia, approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, is a Research I institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state.

The Center for International Trade and Security’s mission is to promote peace and prosperity through programs that focus on the mitigation of threats posed by the transfer, trade, and use of technologies and materials associated with weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This includes the safety and security of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials, and strategic trade controls on dual use products related to both WMD and conventional weapons. The Center is eager to broaden its scope to address other unconventional threats to national security, such as cybersecurity, threats to energy infrastructure, and terrorism.

CITS has a distinguished record of policy-relevant research, and worldwide has provided outreach and training to US and foreign policymakers and industry representatives to secure the supply chain of advanced technologies and materials, and stop the proliferation of WMD. The Center also engages these communities, educators, students, and the general public via international colloquia and Track II negotiations on emerging security issues. CITS’s Security and Strategic Trade Management Academy alone has trained more than 800 government officials, academics and industry representatives from 70 countries on the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of strategic trade controls. The Center’s programs are sustained by private foundation grants, individual and corporate gifts, and corporate and government contracts.

CITS contributes to SPIA’s Master of International Policy (MIP) Program that prepares graduate students for careers in international security and nonproliferation. CITS experts serve as instructors in the MIP Program, whose graduates have been placed in prestigious educational and government institutions. Likewise, CITS experts administer the year-long Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Program which prepares undergraduates for careers in nonproliferation and national security. SLP Fellows have earned distinguished national and international scholarships and have been hired by US government agencies, international organizations, corporations, and consulting firms.

The Director of the Center reports to the Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, and is a non-tenured, academic professional with adjunct faculty status in the Department of International Affairs. For more information, visit: http://spia.uga.edu/departments-centers/center-for-international-trade-and-security-cits/.

A terminal degree is required in policy, law, science, technology, or engineering. The Center seeks a candidate with demonstrated leadership skills and a solid record of grant- and/or contract-funded research and service. Depending on experience and interests, the Director may have opportunities to teach graduate courses on issues such as WMD nonproliferation, counterterrorism, arms trade cybersecurity, or other emerging threats to national and international security.
Applications received by February 16, 2018 are assured consideration. Please apply using the FacultyJobs@UGA online system (https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/). Include in your application (1) a cover letter (2) a curriculum vita or resume, and (3) contact information for three individuals who can provide reference letters.. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Amanda Sandoval at amandapaige@uga.edu or 706-542-2985.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

A terminal degree in policy, law, science, technology, or engineering is required. At least ten years of demonstrated success in acquiring contracts and grants in the arenas of national and/or international security required.

Preferred Qualifications

A terminal degree is required in policy, law, science, technology, or engineering. The Center seeks a candidate with demonstrated leadership skills and a solid record of grant- and/or contract-funded research and service. Depending on experience and interests, the Director may have opportunities to teach graduate courses on issues such as WMD nonproliferation, counterterrorism, arms trade cybersecurity, or other emerging threats to national and international security.

Degree Level Terminal
Posting Date 10/02/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents