US Naval War College — Professor of Joint Military Operations




The U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island invites applications for an anticipated faculty appointment, open with respect to rank (Assistant/Associate/Full), in the Joint Military Operations Department.

The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. The resident student body consists of members of the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marines, Coast Guard, civilians from various governmental agencies as well as international officers. Graduates earn a Master of Arts Degree in National Security & Strategic Studies, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The College’s mission is four-fold: to develop strategic and operational leaders (our education mission); to help the Chief of Naval Operations define the future Navy; to support combat readiness; and to strengthen maritime security cooperation through international engagement.

Joint Military Operations: The Joint Military Operations (JMO) Department teaches two of the College’s six core courses. Joint Military Operations, taught to senior-level students, is focused at the theater-strategic level and emphasizes joint military operations. Joint Maritime Operations, for intermediate-level students, is focused at the operational level and emphasizes joint maritime operations. Subjects covered include operational art, joint/Navy operational planning, critical thinking, decision-making and joint, the interagency, and joint and multinational warfare. The curriculum is taught primarily through readings and seminar discussion. JMO faculty members are expected to lead seminars and participate in curriculum development; they may also be called upon to lecture, perform other academic duties or special duties of benefit to the College.

Qualifications: Essential qualifications include an advanced degree in national security affairs or a related field; proven expertise in joint or maritime operational level warfare and US Navy roles and missions. Candidates must be prepared to teach at the Master’s degree level.

Desirable qualifications include a PhD, joint professional military education (JPME I & II), Joint Qualified Officer, and recent operational experience at a Combatant Command, Regional Component Command, or Fleet Command.

This position requires eligibility for a TOP SECRET clearance, and the selected candidate must pass a drug screening test prior to appointment and randomly thereafter.

Responsibilities: Incumbents teach the JMO course at the Intermediate and Senior Service College level with duties including: conducting classroom instruction; reviewing and evaluating student essays, examinations, and other written and verbal assessments; developing curricula; performing educational administrative functions for the department; and performing various types of service to the College.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive and is accompanied by a generous Federal Civil Service package that includes health insurance, pension and retirement saving plans (with employer matching contributions), paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted through June 21, 2017. Applications must be submitted by e-mail to: and must reference VA#NWC-17-24. Applicants must submit: 1) letter of application and 2) resume or curriculum vitae with the names of professional references.

Active duty members may apply under this announcement but are subject to eligibility requirements of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW). Active duty members MUST submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service MUST provide the branch, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible for consideration if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days after being submitted with your application.

Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Questions about this position should be directed via email to Professor Fred Horne at:

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.