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Employment Opportunities

Staff Opening - Afghan Pashtu Translator/Analyst

The Program for Culture & Conflict Studies (CCS), within the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School is seeking a motivated individual for the position of Pashtu translator/analyst. The application process is a rolling one, and applicants will be contacted as positions become available.

Our works include gazetteer research, a bi-monthly publication, scholarly articles in numerous relevant periodicals, and timely responses to Requests for Information. Duties will consist of research in support of ongoing CCS projects concerning tribal and ethnic geography, human terrain / anthropological analyses, security, development, translation of audio and written materials from Pashtu; global military issues and capabilities, homeland security and U.S. policy, primarily but not exclusively in Afghanistan. Official travel to Afghanistan will be required, however majority of work will be done in the US. The translator will occasionally be assigned to other tasks at the discretion of the Director. 

The competitive candidate will have:

  • Fluent in Pashtu and Dari with excellent verbal and written translation skills into English;
  • A Bachelor’s degree with experience conducting research and analysis
  • Understanding of U.S. and foreign operations in Afghanistan, and an interest in world affairs
  • Ability to develop presentations and concise analyses on short notice;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Strong analytical background;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • The candidate must be a US Citizen

Applicants should submit by e-mail their resume with cover letter, copies of transcripts, a brief writing sample, dates of availability and contact information to Professor Thomas H. Johnson at ccsinfo@nps.edu, or by mail at: Room 359, 1411 Cunningham Rd., Monterey, CA 93943. The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Staff Opening - Research Analyst

The Program for Culture & Conflict Studies (CCS), within the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School is seeking a motivated individual for the position of Research Analyst. The application process is a rolling one, and applicants will be contacted as positions become available.

Our works include gazetteer research, a bi-monthly publication, scholarly articles in numerous relevant periodicals, and timely responses to Requests for Information.  Duties will consist of research in support of ongoing CCS projects concerning tribal and ethnic geography, human terrain / anthropological analyses, security, development, global military issues and capabilities, homeland security and U.S. policy, primarily but not exclusively in Central and South Asia.  The Research Analyst will occasionally be assigned to other tasks at the discretion of the Director.

The competitive candidate will have:

  • A Master’s degree with experience conducting research and analysis;
  • Understanding of U.S. and foreign operations, and an interest in world affairs;
  • Ability to develop presentations and concise analyses on short notice;
  • Experience with Arc GIS a plus;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Strong analytical background;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Applicants should submit by e-mail their resume with cover letter, copies of transcripts, a brief writing sample, dates of availability and contact information to Professor Thomas H. Johnson at ccsinfo@nps.edu, or by mail at: Room 359, 1411 Cunningham Rd., Monterey, CA 93943. The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Updated on 06 January 2009.