U.S. Naval War College — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Strategic Studies

U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE SEEKS Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Strategic Studies Strategic and Operational Research Department Center for Naval Warfare Studies AD-1701-03/05/07
The President, U.S. Naval War College, invites applications for an open-rank position of professor in the Russia Maritime Studies Institute, the Strategic and Operational Research Department, in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies.

The U.S. Naval War College is a Professional Military Education institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. The student body consists of members of all the Services, interagency civilians, and international officers. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to award a Master of Arts Degree in Defense and Strategic Studies for the College of Naval Command and Staff and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies for the College of Naval Warfare. The College is also accredited by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to award certification in Joint Professional Military Education Phase I & II.

Strategic and Operational Research Department: The Strategic and Operational Research Department produces innovative research and analysis for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. interagency, and the broader national security community. It also generates new scholarship and actively participates in the broader community of scholars. The department is one of two in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College, the other being the War Gaming Department. The department is home to a number of specialized centers, institutes, and advanced research groups that foster deeper levels of research, analysis, and teaching on subjects of critical interest for the Navy: the China Maritime Studies Institute, the Cyber Innovation and Policy Institute, the Russia Maritime Studies Institute, Institute for Future Warfare Studies, and the Gravely, Halsey, Hollway, and Mahan advanced research groups. The department’s faculty employ varied and multi-disciplinary approaches to national security issues, generating new knowledge for the Navy and the Department of Defense. The department’s faculty are educated in a range of social sciences, the humanities, sciences and critical languages, and the faculty consists of civilians and retired and active-duty military officers. For more information, see the department’s webpage: https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-andDepartments/Academic-Departments/Strategic-and-Operational-Research-Department

Responsibilities: Duties include conducting independent and collaborative open-source, Russian-language, scholarly research on policy, strategic, military, maritime, nuclear, and other security issues related to Russia; support to and participation in exercises and war games as appropriate; and supporting student research.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have an advanced degree from an accredited university in an appropriate field. A research-oriented Ph.D. is preferred but not required. Evidence of extensive experience researching Russian security issues may be substituted for a Ph.D. Russian language expertise is required. A research agenda focusing on Russian strategy, policy, military, maritime, and/or deterrence issues is highly desirable.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a Department of Defense TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance. The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening test and to random drug testing thereafter.

Appointment: The appointment is governed by provisions of 10 USC 7478 as delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, and the regulations of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that apply to “Excepted” appointments under Schedule A.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive and is accompanied by a generous federal benefit package that includes health insurance 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.

Applications: Applicants must reference VA#NWC-18-16 and submit their application package to: hro-sord-18-16@usnwc.edu. The application package must include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted until 9 November 2018.

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 dated to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Michael Petersen at: michael.petersen@usnwc.edu. The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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