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Job Opportunities

Adjunct Instructor

"Securing the Homeland" Course


  • Master's-level or higher degree in International Relations, National Security, or related field

    • Ph.D. or equivalent preferred

  • Undergraduate teaching experience


  • At least five (5) years of relevant professional experience related to national security affairs

  • Must pass a background check


Course Dates: 

  • Fall Semester (Sept. 2 - Dec 6)

  • Spring Semester (Jan. 13 - Apr 18)

  • Taught weekly from 6:00 - 8:30 pm (day of the week to be determined)


Course Description:

This course will explore the challenge of securing the liberal democratic state and rules-based order in an age of increasingly global and interconnected threats, including domestic and international terrorism, disruptive technologies, cyber threats, and disinformation. What does “security” mean in this context? How might various approaches to achieving security for the homeland adversely impact the rights and well-being of individuals, especially ethno-racial minority communities? Students will meet with experts from the national security community and with members of the legislative branch with first-hand experience in confronting these complex and difficult challenges and making critical policy decisions.

Adjunct Course Salary:

$4,800 per semester plus course development funds for the first semester taught


To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Edward Hasecke, Dean of LCWS, at

All applications received prior to April 29 will be considered. Afterwards, applications will be  considered until the position is filled. Applicants will be contacted if they progress in the process. No phone calls, please.

About LCWS:

The Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) is an academic, residential semester program in Washington, D.C. that provides undergraduate students from thirteen member colleges and universities from around the country the opportunity to live, study, and intern in the nation's capital.  Students studying with LCWS during the fall and spring semesters hold internships four full days per week, take two evening classes, and participate in weekly field trips and events.  The LCWS office and student housing facilities are in Rosslyn, Virginia, with easy access to public transit. 

LCWS is committed to the diversity of our staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. 

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