U.S. Naval War College — Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow, NWC Fellowship, Strategy & Policy Department


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.

Strategy & Policy Department: The Strategy & Policy Department courses use strategic theory, the history of war, 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 http://www.usnwc.edu/Departments—Colleges/Strategy-and-Policy.aspx.

Responsibilities: The post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship is a one year appointment renewable by the Strategy and Policy Department for a second year. The in-residence fellowship begins in August/September 2018. The position’s teaching requirement is two seminars of the Strategy & War Course taught in the winter trimester from November to February (overall 0-2-0 load). Seminars average 12 professional students who are mid-career officers and civilian government employees. Seminars are team-taught by a civilian academic and a military faculty member. Expectations are high in both teaching and research. Anticipated starting date is August 2018.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have a recent Ph.D. or have defended their dissertation at the time of appointment. A doctorate in International Relations, International Security Affairs, Political Economy, Regional Studies, Diplomatic and International History, War Studies, Naval/ Maritime History, or Military History is highly desired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a secret security clearance.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive at $58,323, with benefits, and $5,000 for research support. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

Application Procedures: Applicants should reference VA#NWC-18-08 and forward their application package to: nwc-18-08@usnwc.edu. The application package should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a research proposal, writing sample (no more than 50 pages in length), and up to three teaching evaluations (where applicable). Applications must be received by 20 April 2018. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Michael Pavković, Chair, Strategy and Policy Department at: michael.pavkovic@usnwc.edu or 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.