|CCC is the principal research wing of NPS National Security Affairs|
|Faculty and Staff|
|The CCC has a small staff, including several research assistants, to support the faculty-led research projects and manage larger programs. The director is a rotating position aligned with the NSA Associate Chair for Research.|
Dr. James (Clay) Moltz
CCC Research Assistant
The Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School is currently hiring research assistants to provide support to the Center on Contemporary Conflict and National Security Affairs Department staff.
Duties will consist of administrative, research, and project management tasks in support of events and projects concerning world politics and economics, global military issues and capabilities, homeland security, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and U.S. defense policy. Many projects require international travel.
RA appointments typically last two and one-half calendar years. After beginning employment, CCC RAs are able to concurrently enroll in NPS masters-level classes in the Department of National Security Affairs. RAs receive standard federal employee benefits and are subject to annual contract renewal based upon performance reviews, Center needs, academic progress, and funding levels.
Projects are assigned by the Center’s Program Manager with individual project taskings from the respective project principal investigator (PI) on the NSA faculty. Assignments will take into account RAs’ academic interests and expertise, although workload and center needs take precedent in making assignments. RAs often work on several projects, and with multiple PIs, at a time. Total weekly work hours will vary with event dates and project deadlines. RAs provide Center surge support when needed on conferences or quick turn tasks. New RAs will join a team of RAs currently supporting CCC-affiliated faculty.
Skills and Experience required:
Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.
Applicants should submit a resume, college transcript (unofficial is fine), brief writing sample, dates of availability and contact information to Meghan Rasmussen at the Center for Contemporary Conflict (email@example.com). We also request three letters of recommendation from past/current employers or past/current professors who can speak to your abilities as a student and as an independent worker. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and able to obtain a security clearance.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.