United States Naval War College — Postdoctoral Fellow in National Security Affairs

United States Naval War College
Postdoctoral Fellow in National Security Affairs

Launch your scholarly career at one of the nation’s largest and most vibrant graduate teaching departments in the interdisciplinary field of national and international security studies. The National Security Affairs (NSA) Department at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island seeks to fill a full-time teaching and research postdoctoral fellow vacancy beginning in July 2018.

The Institution. The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to grant master’s degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies and Defense and Strategic Studies. The College’s core missions are: to educate and develop future leaders; help define the future Navy and its roles and responsibilities; support combat readiness; strengthen global maritime partnerships; promote ethics and leadership throughout the force; contribute knowledge to shape effective decisions through our Hattendorf Historical Center; and provide expertise and advice to the international community through the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law. In the words of founder Admiral Stephen B. Luce, the College is “a place of original research on all questions relating to war and to statesmanship connected with war, or the prevention of war.”

National Security Affairs Department. The NSA Department is one of the college’s three core academic teaching departments and is comprised of a blended faculty of scholars and practitioners engaged in a wide range of teaching, research, and outreach. You can learn more about the NSA Department at our webpage: https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Academic-Departments/National-Security-Affairs-Department

Responsibilities. This postdoctoral teaching and research fellowship is a one year (up to 13 months) in-resident appointment beginning July 2018 and is renewable by the NSA Department for a second year. Teaching requirement is two seminar sections (single preparation with only 14-16 students per section) within the common core Theater Security Decision Making (TSDM) course that runs for approximately thirteen weeks beginning in mid-August. Postdoctoral fellows may also opt to offer an elective class in one of their areas of expertise, but this is not a requirement of the position. Scholarly research conducted pursuant to the fellowship should contribute to the field of security studies. Expectations are high in both teaching and research.

Qualifications. Qualified candidates must have a relevant and recent Ph.D. or have successfully defended their dissertation at the time of appointment. Examples of relevant Ph.D. concentrations include international relations, regional studies, foreign policy analysis, U.S. foreign policy, or leadership studies. Additional desirable qualifications include teaching experience and a publication record that demonstrates a promising scholarly agenda. Ph.D. candidates who will be completing by July 2018 are encouraged to apply. This position is open only to U.S. citizens.

Salary. Salary is $58,323 from the Faculty Schedule and a research travel stipend ($5,000). A relocation incentive may be authorized.

Application Procedures. Applications will be accepted through April 18, 2018.
The application package must include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) research proposal (no more than 5 pages); 4) writing sample (no more than 30 pages); 5) teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available); and, 6) applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately.

Applicants should reference VA#NWC-18-10 and forward their application package to: nwc-18-10@usnwc.edu. Signed letters of recommendation should be sent via email to jill.marion@usnwc.edu (preferred method) or be mailed to:

Department of National Security Affairs U.S. Naval War College
686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI 02841-1207
ATTN: Jill Marion

Please direct any questions about the position or the institution to the Department Chair, Prof. David Cooper, at david.cooper@usnwc.edu.

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 is 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 U.S. Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.