U.S. Naval War College — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor of Strategy & Policy


The Department of Strategy and Policy at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI seeks to fill one vacancy beginning no later than September 2019. We invite applications from exceptionally qualified scholars to teach in the resident masters degree programs of the world’s oldest graduate institution of professional military education.

Strategy and Policy: The Strategy and Policy Department is one of the College’s three core academic teaching departments and is composed of tenured/ tenure-track civilian professors and military professors engaged in teaching, research, and professional service. It offers graduate level education in strategy and international affairs to mid-career students from the US military, the US government, and over sixty partner-nations. For more information, see the department’s webpage: https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Academic-Departments/Strategy-and-Policy-Department

Duties and Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities include teaching graduate-level courses on strategy, collaborating in development of the common core curriculum, developing and teaching elective courses in areas of expertise, carrying out research and publication, and engaging in College service. Teaching is primarily seminar-fonnat with some lectures. The trimester system allows substantial time for research and professional development. The appointment is tenure-track, with possibility of an accelerated tenure schedule for senior-level applicants.

Qualifications: candidates must have a Ph.D in hand at time of starting employment in a field related to strategic studies, international relations, security studies, comparative politics, or military / naval / international history. Competitive candidates will have strong records of research and publication as well as demonstrated teaching excellence, particularly at the graduate level.

Candidates must be US citizens and capable of obtaining a Department of Defense SECRET clearance.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive and accompanied by a generous federal civil service package including health insurance, pension and retirement savings plans, paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted through 1 November 2018. The application package must include cover letter, vita, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants must reference V A#NWC-18-13 and send their application package to hro-sp-18-13@usnwc.edu

Questions about the position may be directed to Department Chair Prof. David Stone at david.stone@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 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.