A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

START fosters a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment to create a team to meet the needs of the homeland security enterprise and train the next generation of scholars and practitioners. 

Expired Other Opportunities

Expired Other Opportunities

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Call for Posters SMA 2017

Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for posters to be presented during the 10th Annual SMA Conference, to be held April 25-26, 2017 at the Jacob E. Smart Building on Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Maryland (approximately 10 miles from Washington, DC).  Advisors are encouraged to notify their students of this opportunity.

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March 1, 2017
Ocean City Police Department Testing

The Ocean City Police Department will be holding several test dates for interested candidates applying for seasonal and full time Police Officers, Public Safety Aides and Communications Operators. Successful candidates will remain on the eligibility list for 18 months.

Upcoming Testing Dates:

  • October 22/23
  • November 19/20
  • December 17/18

Saturday’s testing will take place at the Ocean City Elementary School, 12828 Center Dr., Ocean City, MD 21842.

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December 18, 2016
DHS STEM Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) is now accepting applications for summer internships in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for 2017.

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December 7, 2016
Research Assistant, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Conflict Dynamics International seeks to engage an exceptional and highly-motivated Research Assistant to work in Cambridge, MA on its emerging research on preventing and countering violent extremism (PCVE) as part of the organization’s peacebuilding program. The Research Assistant will work as part of a small, dynamic team to support high quality applied research on approaches to PCVE.

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November 24, 2016
OSCE Secretariat: Assistant Program Officer

Company Profile

The Department to Address Transnational Threats (TNT Department) supports the Secretary General in functioning as the focal point of Organization-wide programmatic activities relating to countering transnational threats and in ensuring co-ordination and coherence of action across all three dimensions and among all OSCE executive structures, while respecting their mandates. The TNT Department comprises the Co-ordination Cell, the Strategic Police Matters Unit, the Anti-Terrorism Issues Unit and the Border Security and Management Unit.


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October 19, 2016
MSU: Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and A-CAPP

The Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice and Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection are seeking a tenure-system Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2017. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in social science or related field, interest in interdisciplinary, international research on product counterfeiting, willingness to partner with industry and government, and the promise of developing a strong record of scholarly research and external funding. Review of applications begins October 14, 2016.

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October 14, 2016
The Journal of International Relations Research Seeks Global Wilderness and IR Contributors

The Journal of International Relations Research (JIRR) is seeking contributors on the topic of “Global Wilderness & IR” for the 6th edition of the Journal of International Relations Research. See the full CFP here: http://bit.ly/1Lz4UPC.

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October 1, 2016
Job Opportunity: USAID Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) Analyst

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) Analyst under a personal services contract. USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support rapid international transition programs for priority conflict-prone countries.

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September 27, 2016
Student Participation for Department of Defense Research - Paid

Location: Washington DC- National Mall and START – University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Compensation: $200 honorarium after the event

Event Date:  October 23rd, 2016 from 8AM-6PM and Preliminary Training (Date TBD) for 4 hours

General Project Description:

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September 19, 2016
Call for Papers: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice


Special Issue:   Understanding and Countering Violent Extremism (August 2017 issue) guest edited by Gary LaFree and Joshua D. Freilich

The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on Understanding and Countering Violent Extremism. Primary consideration will be given to submissions that feature original, innovative, and empirical work. Manuscripts considered for this special issue may focus on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to);

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September 1, 2016
Call for Papers: CBRNe Convergence Conference 2016

The 9th Annual CBRNe World Conference and Exhibition will take place between October 31st and November 2nd, 2016 at Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, California.

Convergence 2016 Call for papers is now open!

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August 31, 2016
DHS Cyber and Tech Job Fair - Seeking Qualified Candidates - Apply Today

DHS will host a Cyber and Tech Job Fair on July 27 and 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

We are seeking qualified candidates to fill mission-critical positions in the areas of cybersecurity, information technology, acquisitions and human resources.  The Cyber and Tech Job Fair will have on-site interviews and the chance for candidates to receive on the spot Tentative Job Offers before leaving the event.

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July 27, 2016
Special issue call for papers from Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice

Guest editor: Dr. Kurt Braddock, former START TRA and researcher, The Pennsylvania State University

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July 1, 2016
Call for experts from Africa/Asia for Global Community Engagement and Reslience Fund (GCERF) Independent Review Panel (IRP)

NEW CALL FOR EXPERTS FROM AFRICA/ASIA: GCERF Seeks Applications for Its Independent Review Panel (IRP)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, 31 May 2016

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May 31, 2016
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research

The DHS Center for Borders, Trade, and Immigration Research (CBTIR), led by the University of Houston, announces a competitive research opportunity in Borders, Trade, and Immigration Research. This effort invites qualified researchers to propose projects that will provide DHS stakeholders with innovative research that addresses current challenges in these areas as outlined in the RFP. CBTIR plans to fund up to $3,000,000 in total to eight awards of up to three years.

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May 25, 2016
World Institute for Nuclear Security: Countering Homegrown Violent Extremism in the Nuclear Sector

The World Institute for Nuclear Security is holding an International Best Practice Workshop in London, May 25-27, on the topic of Countering Homegrown Violent Extremism in the Nuclear Sector. More information is available on its website at https://www.wins.org/index.php?article_id=132&backid=130&wsid=36.

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May 25, 2016
Obsidian, A Cadmus Company: Analyst, Homeland Security Preparedness Assessments

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May 13, 2016
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Experimental Terrorism Research at Georgia State University

This full-time position will involve the development, conduct, analysis, and publication of experiments using augmented reality technologies to assess the impact of grievance and opportunity on support for acts of protest versus acts of terrorism. In addition, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to lead analyses of experimental data collected over the course of several years using online experiments in the U.S., Turkey, Malaysia, Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco; thus affording international comparisons.

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March 31, 2016
OSCE Vacancy for a Contracted Position of Associate Programme Office (Anti-Terrorism)

OSCE Transnational Threats Department vacancy for a contracted position of Associate Programme Officer (anti-terrorism)

Tasks and responsibilities

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March 16, 2016
Call for Papers: VOX-Pol Mid-Project Conference

VOX-Pol Mid-Project Conference: Taking Stock of Research on Violent Online Political Extremism

LOCATION: Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland 

DATES: 23 – 24 June 2016 (pre-conf workshops 22 June)  


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March 4, 2016