Graduate Level Course Instruction: History and Cultures of Latin America

Location: Monterey, CA
DCS is currently hiring an Instructor to teach the below courses:

The National Security Affairs (NSA) Department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), has a requirement for support services to deliver one section of NS3501 “History and Cultures of Latin America” in residence during the fall quarter in the academic year (AY) 2018 and an option for one section of NS3510 “Government and Politics in Latin America” in residence for spring quarter AY2018.
 
Course Description
 
Base Course: NS3501 History and Cultures of Latin America
This introductory course examines the heritage of Latin America from pre-Columbian Indian traditions and Iberian colonial patterns, through the independence movements of the early 19th century, and the global economic relationships that re-oriented the region toward Northwestern Europe and the United States. Prerequisites: None.
 
Option One: NS3510 Government and Politics in Latin America
This introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the politics of contemporary Latin America. The course will cover such topics as the various types of political systems found in Latin America, the political economy of development and the issue of regime transition. Prerequisites: None.

Minimum Technical Requirements for Contractor Instructor Personnel:  
  • possess a Ph.D. in political science or history.  At minimum, a Ph.D candidate in the dissertation stage will be acceptable.  If the candidate does not possess a Ph.D., it is required that the candidate has passed their comprehensive examination fields in either political science or history and has progressed to the writing stage of their dissertation.
  •  must have experience in teaching at the advanced undergraduate level. Teaching graduate level education at an accredited university or academic institution offering M.A. or Ph.D. level courses is optimal.
  • recent experience, within the past five years, teaching courses on history, politics, and security in contemporary Latin America. This standard is needed to ensure familiarity with contemporary politics, economy and society in Latin America.
  • As a demonstration of a strong academic background, the publication of at least one peer-reviewed academic article related to the subject matter of the course is optimal. Please submit an electronic copy of one peer-reviewed academic article if available.
It is the policy of DCS to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.  DCS does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law.  DCS also makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees.

Must Be a U.S. Citizen

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