U.S. Naval War College — Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Strategy and Policy

The U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, invites applications for a faculty appointment in the Strategy and Policy Department open with respect to rank.

Join us and teach strategy to the next generation of military and national security professionals. The Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College is one of the leading centers for the teaching and study of strategy.  Long recognized for its innovative curriculum and widespread influence on the study of strategy, the Strategy and Policy Department offers a challenging interdisciplinary education on strategy for students from all military services, government agencies, and officers from over 100 countries.  The Department has a multidisciplinary faculty that works as a team to present an exciting course that synthesizes strategic theory, historical case studies, and their application to pressing policy and strategy problems.

Strategy and Policy:  The position falls in the Strategy and Policy (S&P) Department under the Dean of Academics.  The strategy courses use strategic theory, the history of war (on land and at sea), and an examination of current-day conflicts to develop critical analytical skills for understanding the interrelationship of policy aims, strategy, and military operations.  The interdisciplinary nature of the strategy courses requires that faculty members develop a breadth of knowledge well beyond their primary area of specialization.  Additional details regarding the Naval War College and the Strategy and Policy Department curriculum can be obtained by visiting the Naval War College website at:  https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Academic-Departments/Strategy-and-Policy-Department.

Responsibilities:  Responsibilities include teaching seminars in both the College’s intermediate-level core course in strategy and the senior-level core course in strategy, conducting research, engaging in other service of benefit to the College, and participating in outreach activities.  Maximum teaching load is a 0-2-2 during the academic year, excluding an optional elective course.  The candidate may also assist with related programs at the College.  Anticipated starting date is August 2018.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a Ph.D. or have defended their dissertation at the time of appointment.  The Department seeks candidates with significant scholarly attainment or potential, teaching experience, and particular expertise in the fields of war studies, international relations, international security affairs, political economy, regional studies, diplomatic and international history, or naval and military history.  Areas of particular interest to the Department include Asia, the Greater Middle East, cyber warfare/strategy, and naval/maritime studies.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.

Salary Considerations:  Salary is competitive and includes health insurance, paid vacation, and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule.

Application Process:  Applicants must reference VA#NWC-18-02 and must submit their application package electronically to:  nwc-18-02@usnwc.edu. The application package must include a (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) three letters of reference.  If the candidate has current or previous military service, please include rank and dates of service.  Applications will be accepted until 22 December  2017.  Any current or prior military service should be described including assignments, positions held, highest rank attained, and dates of service. Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michael F. Pavković via email at michael.pavkovic@usnwc.edu or phone at  401.841.7789.

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 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.

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

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