Institute for National Security and Military Studies Faculty Recruitment Announcement

Austin Peay State University welcomes applications from a variety of backgrounds for three (3) faculty positions in support of the university’s Institute for National Security and Military Studies to begin fall 2022. A Ph.D. in National Security Studies, Homeland Security, Intelligence Studies, Criminology, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, or other related fields is required. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of relevant educational and professional experience with an established record of externally funded research.

Candidates selected for this position will play an integral role in the establishment and growth of APSU’s Institute for National Security and Military Studies, as well as serve as the primary faculty support for the Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies.

Position responsibilities are dynamic but include curriculum development, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in national security or other relevant topics, and providing academic and career advisement. The successful candidates will engage in scholarly research and publication, develop and secure external funding in support of the Institute’s vision, and participate in relevant service to the university, the community, and the discipline. In particular, ideal candidates can speak to and represent the following aspects:

  • Act as a positive bridge between scholar and practitioner
  • Engage a teaching schedule that embraces thematic diversity and modality flexibility
  • Maintain a research portfolio/agenda that represents not just depth but breadth of subject and publishing venue
  • Participate in the field/profession at a truly global level
  • Embody innovation when it comes to fostering a campus-wide culture of engagement and interest in the objectives of the Institute
  • Demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching using high-impact pedagogy and evidence of web-based instruction

Austin Peay State University is a public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of over 150,000 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee. The campus is adjacent to the U.S. Army Fort Campbell Installation. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Additionally, Fort Campbell houses the Austin Peay Center, which will serve as the home of the Institute for National Security and Military Studies. 

To submit your application, please visit  click on “Faculty Employment- Apply Now” and scroll down to the position and submit an online application. You should include in your application the following: a letter of application highlighting relevant experience as it pertains to the position, curriculum vitae, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three names and contact information of professional references (can be listed on CV). Letters of recommendation are optional and must be dated one year or less from the date of application and are attached in the in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Letter of Reference” tab. More information about positions at Austin Peay State University is at Minorities, women, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply. Austin Peay State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

You will not be able to attach your Letters of Recommendation, unofficial transcripts or any other supplemental document(s) nor modify your application after it has been submitted. Letters of Recommendation may be sent by hard copy to “Austin Peay State University, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 4507, Clarksville, TN 37044” with your name and desired position clearly indicated. IT IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR TO MISREPRESENT ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS. Austin Peay State University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its program and activities. Initial review of applications will begin mid-February. Applicant review will continue until the positions are filled.  Please refer all questions to the Inaugural Director of the Institute, Dr. Matthew Crosston: crosstonm[at]