U.S. Naval War College — Professor of Strategy & Policy



The United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, invites applications for one anticipated position of Professor of Strategy & Policy in its College of Distance Education (CDE) in Newport, Rhode Island. The position is full-time with rank and salary commensurate with experience and credentials. The CDE conducts its courses in multiple delivery methodologies.

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. and selected international graduates earn Master of Arts degrees in National Security & Strategic Studies or Defense & Strategic Studies accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The College educates and develops future leaders through the development of strategic perspective, critical thinking, and cultural awareness, as well as enhancing the capability to advise senior leaders and policy makers. The College also helps to define the future Navy and its roles and missions; supports combat readiness; strengthens global maritime partnerships; and promotes ethics and leadership throughout the force. More information on the college can be found at www.usnwc.edu.

Responsibilities. Incumbents teach the “Strategy and War” (S&W) 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 S&W course adopts an interdisciplinary approach to strategy, drawing on the disciplines of history, political science, international relations, and economics. It integrates, with those academic perspectives, critical military factors from the profession of arms such as doctrine, weaponry, training, technology, and logistics. The result is a coherent frame of reference to analyze complex strategic problems and formulate strategies to address them.

Qualifications. Required qualifications include an advanced degree in one or more of the following areas: History, International Affairs, International Relations, Political Science, or a related field; and teaching experience at the graduate level.

Preferred qualifications that will make candidates especially competitive include: an earned Ph.D. in one of the academic fields noted above; academic program management experience; familiarity with the national security and defense environments; graduation from a U.S. military senior- or intermediate-level Service College and JPME I and/or II certification; military Service College teaching experience; experience and competence in internet-based instruction; and distance learning experience at the graduate level.

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 30 September 2019 and must reference VA#NWC-19-03. 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 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-19-03@usnwc.edu and must reference VA#NWC-19-03.

Questions about this position should be directed via email to Professor Stanley Carpenter at carpents@usnwc.edu. The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.