U.S. Naval War College — Assistant / Associate Professor, Operational Level Programs


The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. U.S. graduates earn a Master of Arts degree in National Security & Strategic Studies, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The College has four main goals: to educate future military and civilian leaders; to conduct research relevant to the Navy and the country, to ensure that naval officers are prepared to plan and lead joint and combined operations worldwide and to strengthen international cooperation to ensure maritime security. More information on the college can be found at www.usnwc.edu.

The position is located in the Operational Level Programs directorate of the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership (COSL). COSL aims to improve the capability of Navy commanders to lead maritime, joint, and multinational forces as well as improve the capability of Navy staff members to plan, execute, assess and to function cohesively as a maritime operations center. COSL faculty and staff also conduct strategic planning and policy development for leadership and ethics education and character development.

This position will provide operational level of warfare academics through the Maritime Staff Operators Course, the Combined/Joint Force Maritime Component Commanders Course, the Executive Level Operational Level of War Course, the Maritime Operational Planners Course, the Civilian Military Humanitarian Response Program (HRP) and direct support to the Fleet through tailored assist visits conducted by the Assist and Assess Team. The incumbent works with teams of faculty, senior military officers and government civilians in these efforts and others in support of Operational Level of Warfare programs and academics.

Qualifications and Competencies: Essential qualifications include an advanced degree in national security affairs or a related field; proven expertise in joint operational level warfare with specific emphasis on US Navy roles and missions, demonstrated aptitude to master issues involving multiple disciplines; ability to take a multi-disciplinary approach; experience developing and executing a wide range of wargames, models, simulations and complex data visualizations; proven ability to produce high quality results under the pressure of heavy workloads and short deadlines; demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior leaders in the military, academia, non-governmental organizations and the private sector; and demonstrated ability to produce senior executive reports and speak/deliver lectures effectively in a variety of public and classroom situations. Candidates must be prepared to teach or co-teach at the Master’s Degree level. This position requires extensive travel to fleet locations in and outside of the continental United States. Additionally, there will be a requirement to reside, at times, on board U.S. Navy ships that are either in port or underway at sea.

Desirable qualifications include joint professional military education, recent experience working closely with the Department of the Navy or Department of Defense in planning maritime operations; experience working with public safety officials at the federal, state and local levels; and experience as an academic team leader and presenting and publishing in scholarly venues on topics germane to national security operations. Extensive knowledge and experience in information operations, undersea warfare, intelligence, cyber and/or ballistic missile defense operations is desired. If you have current or previous military service, include rank and dates of service.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and be capable of obtaining a Department of Defense TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance. The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening test and to random drug testing thereafter.

Application Procedures: Applicants should reference VA#NWC-16-19 and forward their application package to: COSLvacancy@usnwc.edu. The application package should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae or resume. Any current or prior military service should be described, including assignments, positions held, highest rank attained, and dates of service in the CV or resume. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2016. Questions can be emailed to robert.winneg@usnwc.edu.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.