U.S. Naval War College — Assistant / Associate Professor of Operational Level of War 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 of War 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 be aligned primarily with the Civilian Military Humanitarian Response Program (HRP). HRP’s mission is to partner and network with leading universities and humanitarian organizations in order to advance civilian-military coordination during complex emergencies and natural disasters, and improve the U.S. Navy’s effectiveness in conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations. Accordingly, this faculty member will engage in a wide range of experiential activities and research projects related to the Navy’s involvement in maritime missions including developing crisis response simulations, conducting and presenting qualitative and quantitative analyses for major  exercises, games, and models, and providing both technical subject matter support and teaching expertise to further educational outreach to the Naval War College’s students, programs and HRP academic partners. Additionally, the incumbent will support research and teaching for operational level of war courses and activities within the Operational Level of War Programs directorate.

Qualifications and Competencies: Essential qualifications include an advanced degree in a social sciences discipline related to national security affairs; experience developing and executing a wide range of wargames, models, simulations, and complex data visualizations; experience teaching/conducting operational level of war planning, HADR, or Defense Support to Civil Authorities; ability to take a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving; 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, 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 graduate level. This position requires extensive travel to fleet locations both within 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.

Desirable qualifications include joint professional military education; experience working with military, law enforcement, and public safety officials at the federal, state, and local levels; demonstrated effective teaching at the graduate level; and a proven track record of presenting and publishing in scholarly venues on topics germane to national security and/or HADR operations.

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-16-20 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.