U.S. Naval War College — Professor of Joint Maritime Operations


The United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, invites applications for one position of Professor of Joint Maritime Operations (JMO) in its College of Distance Education (CDE), Naval War College-at-Naval Postgraduate School (NWC-at-NPS) Program in Monterey, CA. The position is full-time with rank and salary commensurate with experience and credentials.

The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. The CDE conducts its courses in the NWC-at-NPS Program in a classroom seminar format. For more information, see the department’s webpage: https://usnwc.edu/college-of-distance-education .

Responsibilities: Incumbents teach the “Joint Maritime Operations” (JMO) course at the Intermediate Service College level with duties including: conducting classroom instruction; reviewing and evaluating student essays, examinations, and other written and verbal assessments; developing curricula; performing various types of service to the College; traveling to, and lecturing at, nonresident seminars around the country as required; and performing educational administrative functions as required.

The JMO course prepares students for the operational arena by emphasizing operational planning and joint force application to achieve military objectives. It examines joint operations from the standpoint of the Combatant Commander (COCOM) and Joint Task Force (JTF) Commander with a particular emphasis on maritime operations. It further develops joint attitudes and perspectives and increases understanding of service cultures.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include an advanced degree in at least one of the following areas: National Security, Strategic Studies, International Affairs, International Relations, or a related field; current, relevant, and proven expertise in joint or maritime operational level warfare and US Navy roles and missions; and demonstrated experience working in the national security and defense environments.

Preferred qualifications that will make candidates especially competitive include graduation from a U.S. military senior- or intermediate-level Service College with JPME-I and/or II certification, and/or U.S. military Service College teaching experience at the graduate level. Candidates should ideally have teaching and administrative/program management experience at the graduate level. Experience and competence in internet-based instruction and distance learning experience at the graduate level are also highly desired.

This position requires that candidates must be capable of obtaining and maintaining a Department of Defense SECRET security clearance.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive and is accompanied by a generous federal civil service package that includes health insurance, pension and retirement savings 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 the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted through October 26, 2018 and must reference VA#NWC-18-15. Applications must include: 1) a detailed cover letter of introduction that addresses the qualifications listed above; 2) a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae/Resume; and 3) contact information for three professional references.

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 the 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 if 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.

Applications must be submitted by email to hro-cde-18-15@usnwc.edu and must reference VA#NWC-18-15.

Questions about this position should be directed via email to Professor Fred Drake at fpdrake@nps.edu . The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.