Login/Logout

*
*  

"Though we have acheived progress, our work is not over. That is why I support the mission of the Arms Control Association. It is, quite simply, the most effective and important organization working in the field today." 

– Larry Weiler
Former U.S.-Russian arms control negotiator
August 7, 2018
Career Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in joining our team! The Arms Control Association, established in 1971, is an independent, nonpartisan, membership-based organization based in Washington, D.C.

The Arms Control Association is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion. We know that bringing together different life experiences and perspectives stimulates innovation and builds strength. Our effective and creative team needs innovation and strength in our dedicated work to eliminate the threats posed by the world’s most dangerous weapons.

Subscribe to our Career Opportunities list to receive notice of new openings.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES at the Arms Control Association

Chief Editor, Arms Control Today

Posted: February 4, 2021

The Arms Control Association is seeking a creative, dynamic, experienced chief editor for its monthly journal, Arms Control Today. Applicants should have a proven track record in the field of journalism/publishing, either as a journalist or an editor. A strong commitment to high-quality writing and scholarship is essential.

We are also looking for these qualifications:

  • Excellent editing, writing, and reporting skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, develop, and support junior staff and consultants, and engage effectively with outside scholars;
  • Strong knowledge of print and digital publishing best practices;
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to provide leadership for long-term planning and strategy for the publication; and
  • A solid understanding of the international security and arms control field and a commitment to ACA’s diversity goals.

Arms Control Today has been published since 1972 and is widely considered a top publication in the field of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament. Each 40- to 52-page edition is published in print and online.

Location: Candidates need not be based in Washington initially, but should be able to relocate no later than Jan. 2022.

Salary: commensurate with experience, from $75,000-85,000 base salary.

Benefits include: employer-provided health coverage; contribution to an individual retirement account (5% from employer beginning one year after the start of employment), paid vacation, and sick leave.

TO APPLY: Applicants should send AS A SINGLE PDF a cover letter, resume, three published samples of your writing and/or editing work (before-and-after versions of editing work would be ideal), and three references to [email protected] no later than March 1, 2021. Please include "Chief Editor, Arms Control Today" in the subject line. No telephone calls, please.


Program Assistant, Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition

Posted: February 4, 2021

The Arms Control Association is seeking a full-time program assistant to coordinate programmatic and outreach activities of the Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition (CWCC).

The CWC Coalition is a global civil society network whose mission is to support the aims of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and to supplement the efforts of the member states of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), with focused civil society action aimed at achieving full membership of the CWC, the safe and timely elimination of all chemical weapons, preventing the misuse of chemicals for hostile purposes, and promoting their peaceful use.

Tasks will include:

  • Coordinating communication and collaboration among the civil society participants in the CWC Coalition, including facilitating participation by CWC Coalition members in CWC Conferences of States Parties. Events will likely be on-line, though some in-person presence in The Hague may be possible in the future.
  • Editing, producing, and distributing a monthly newsletter to CWCC participants and supporters in coordination with the ACA director for communications.
  • Playing a lead role in maintaining and updating the CWCC website.
  • Establishing and executing the CWCC’s social media outreach plan in coordination with the CWCC program coordinator and ACA director for communications.
  • Planning and carrying out CWC Coalition workshops, briefings, and meetings both as on-line webinars and, when possible, in-person events.
  • Working with the CWCC project director and ACA chief operating officer to prepare grant proposals and reports in support of the CWCC.
  • Assisting the CWCC project director, and ACA executive director, and other senior staff with research, analysis, and writing as assigned.

Position requirements: Candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills, familiarity with web and social media content management (multiple platforms), the ability to execute multiple assignments under tight deadlines, excellent organizational skills, strong research skills, and at least two years of experience in the nonproliferation, arms control or national security field. An advanced degree in a related field is not required but is a plus.

Applicants must have the authorization to work in the United States as we are unable to assist in procuring visas or work permits. We prefer applicants who would be located in Washington, DC by January 2022. ACA is currently operating with staff teleworking remotely but hopes to be able to return to our Washington, DC office in late 2021. Candidates must support the goals and the mission of the Arms Control Association and the CWC Coalition.

Salary: Between $50,000 and $55,000 base salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Employer-provided health coverage; contribution to an individual retirement account (after one year of employment); paid vacation and sick leave; access to Metro SmartBenefits.

Employment period: This position is funded through March 31, 2022. If additional funding becomes available, the position may be continued.

TO APPLY: Applicants should submit IN A SINGLE PDF a cover letter, resume, 1-2 relevant writing samples, and contact information for three references to [email protected]. Please note “CWCC Program Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2021. No phone calls, please.


 


 

University of California Postdoctoral Fellowship in Technology and International Security

The University of California announces a new collaborative initiative between the systemwide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and the UC-managed National Laboratories: the Center for Global Security Research at the Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the National Security and International Studies Office at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

As a part of the joint-initiative, the institutions invite applications for up to six (6) one-year postdoctoral fellowship positions in Technology and International Security.

Technology has always played a central role in international security. Technology shapes the ways states fight during wartime and compete during peacetime. Today, significant advancements in nuclear technology, autonomous weapons, artificial intelligence, remote sensing, cyber technology, hypersonic vehicles, additive manufacturing, stealth, precision guidance, and other areas have contributed to a widespread sense that the world is again on the precipice of a new technological era. We seek applicants whose research generates new theoretical and empirical insights into the relationship between technology, national security, and the global security environment.

The fellowship program will be based in Washington D.C for a12-month term in line with the 2021-2022 academic year. Eligible applicants should expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by August 1, 2021.

All Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows are expected to dedicate the majority of their time to research and complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Fellows are also expected to plan and regularly participate in all weekly seminars and research colloquia, including the:

  1. Bi-weekly internal meetings to workshop Fellows’ research;
  2. Monthly National Lab speaker series with researchers from LLNL and LANL;
  3. Monthly Foreign Policy speaker series with policymakers in Washington D.C.;
  4. Quarterly visits to LLNL and LANL to engage with LLNL/LANL researchers;
  5. Annual Conference near the culmination of the fellowship year;

Fellows are compensated with a salary of $55,000 plus benefits and a modest research/travel budget.

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages)
  • CV
  • Research statement (3-5 pages)
  • Graduate school transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A writing sample (under 100 pages)
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Optional contributions to diversity statement (1-page)

The joint program is directed by Prof. Neil Narang, Research Director at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California – Santa Barbara. If you have questions, please direct them to Marie Thiveos ([email protected]). Submit application materials at: https://igcc.ucsd.edu/funding/postdoctoral-fellowship-in-technology-and-international-security.html

The deadline for applications is Mon., February 1, 2021. Awards will be announced in March 2021.

 


 

Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior
Princeton University
The Program on Science and Global Security
Job number D-21-SPI-00015

Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security, based in the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs, is seeking candidates to fill one or more postdoctoral or more senior researcher positions to advance our work on nuclear arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, fuel-cycle modeling, nuclear energy, and global security challenges from emerging technologies. A recent PhD in physics, engineering, or other relevant fields and strong interest in technical and policy research are required.

The benefits-eligible postdoctoral appointments are for a twelve-month term, starting in September 2021 or an earlier agreed date, with the possibility of renewal for another 12 months, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding. Rank and salary will be determined on the basis of experience and accomplishments.

Postdoctoral researchers with SGS are expected to be active participants in one or more of our collaborative projects, which may include work to support the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) based at the Program. Postdoctoral researchers also will work with and help mentor graduate students in our Program, participate in the regular SGS seminar series and other Program activities, and assist relevant undergraduate or graduate courses. Program Faculty and senior researchers will offer mentoring to support professional development.

Princeton University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We actively seek students, faculty, and staff of exceptional ability and promise who share in our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, and who will bring a diversity of viewpoints and cultures. In doing so, we encourage applications from individuals whose personal identities, backgrounds and/or interests (as demonstrated by their research, teaching, service, mentoring and/or advising) align with our commitments and will contribute to the excellence and diversity, in its broadest terms, of our department.

Your application must be submitted online at https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/18922 and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a one-page research proposal, a relevant writing sample, and the names and contact information of two individuals who can provide letters of reference. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

 

 

Online Job and Educational Opportunities Postings (30 days)

  • Standard: $100

  • Nonprofit: $75

  • Print ad + Online posting: Discounted flat rate* (please call for info.)

Arms Control Today Media Kit

*Those listing educational or job listings in both the print edition of Arms Control Today as well as the Jobs and Educational Opportunities page of armscontrol.org are charged a flat versus monthly fee.

For information on posting an employment or educational opportunity in this space and/or in the print edition of Arms Control Today, please contact Allen Harris at 202-463-8270 x109 or email [email protected] with "ACT Advertising" in the subject line.

 

  • Coordinating communication and collaboration among the civil society participants in the CWC Coalition, including facilitating participation by CWC Coalition members in CWC conferences of states parties. Events will likely be on-line, though some in- person presence may be possible in the future.
  • Editing, producing, and distributing a monthly newsletter to CWCC participants and supporters.
  • Playing a lead role in maintaining and updating the CWCC website.
  • Establishing and executing the CWCC’s social media outreach plan.
  • Planning and carrying out CWC Coalition workshops, briefings, and meetings both as on-line webinars and, when possible, in person-events.
  • Working with the CWCC project director and ACA chief operating officer to prepare grant proposals and reports in support of the CWCC.
  • Assisting the CWCC project director, and ACA executive director and other senior staff with research, analysis, and writing as assigned.