Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by Ethan Rafuse
The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) is looking to hire a military historian to join our teaching team at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. A completed PhD in history and teaching experience (especially military history) are the most important qualifications, with publications and engagement in other professional activities being helpful. Field of research and study is completely open.
The job consists of teaching the core Intermediate Level Education course on military history, H100: Rise of the Western Way of War, three times a year, plus other instructional and administrative duties as required by the teaching team. H100 is a twelve-lesson (24 hours total) graduate-level course, developed by the Department of Military History (DMH) here at Fort Leavenworth, that covers military history from approximately 1400 through World War I and is organized around the themes of military change over time, military theory, and the relationship between war and society. The texts are Geoffrey Parker, ed., Cambridge History of Warfare and MacGregor Knox and Williamson Murray, eds., The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050, plus a book of readings put together by the course and lesson authors at Fort Leavenworth. For each iteration of the course, you will also conduct a one-day staff ride of Chickamauga, with training and support (the picture below is from the train up/recon for the July 2010 ride; photos from the April 2010 ride are further below) provided–with a BIG assist from NPS historian Jim Ogden–by me and other instructors from the Department of Military History.
The job announcement (Vacancy Announcement Number SWEX11024615) will be posted tomorrow at Civilian Personnel Online and remain up for two weeks only–closing date for applications is 9 May 2011. If you need further information, contact Dr. Richard Barbuto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The college hopes to get someone hired and in harness with the Redstone Arsenal team in operation in time for the fall iteration of the course, which starts in August or September. Now check out these photos. This could be your future!
A good day for a Chickamauga recon with Terry Beckenbaugh, Jim Ogden, Christopher Stowe, Greg Hospodor, and Derek Mallett.
Dr. Greg Hospodor of DMH-Fort Leavenworth, channelling his inner Willich at the Brotherton Field
Dr. Terry Beckenbaugh of DMH-Fort Leavenworth, making the magic happen on Horseshoe Ridge.
Dr. Derek Mallett of DMH-Redstone, helping a colleague get pointed in the right direction on Horseshoe Ridge .
Christopher Stowe of DMH-Fort Lee, bringing it all back to Meade on Snodgrass Hill.