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The Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership (BS&L) at the United States Military Academy (USMA) is seeking a qualified scholar to serve as a Minerva Research Fellow. Minerva Fellows, as part of the Department of Defense Minerva Initiative, are expected to support and develop social science and areas studies research relevant to current and future national security challenges.

The successful applicant will conduct research leading to the publication of at least one article per year in a peer-reviewed journal, participate in Minerva Program reviews and serve as a peer reviewer for other Defense-funded social science research; participate in relevant academic conferences and outreach activities including conferences, workshops, and website development; develop curricular materials; and teach an elective course annually on a relevant subject.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in sociology, anthropology, history, political science, Asian or Muslim studies, cross-cultural leadership or a related discipline and possess a significant track record of teaching, research, academic presentation and publication in any of the following areas: Social Networks, Social Media, Cultural or Social Anthropology, Social Capital, or Cultural Diffusion. Applicants should be interested in applying these areas of research to Muslim and/or Asian perspectives and societies.

Initial term of appointment is up to twelve months beginning on or before June 2012 with potential for an additional one year extensions. Salary is dependent on the level of experience. Both senior and junior researchers are encouraged to apply. Expected start date is negotiable, with preference given to candidates who can begin immediately.

The application should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. The United States Military Academy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates desiring to apply for this position should send their application package via e-mail to John Willis ( by the close of normal business on October 31st, 2011.

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