U.S. Naval War College — Postdoctoral Fellow in National Security Affairs AD-1701-01

Launch your scholarly career at one of the nation’s largest and most vibrant graduate teaching departments in the interdisciplinary field of national and international security studies. The National Security Affairs (NSA) Department at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island seeks to fill a full-time teaching and research postdoctoral fellow anticipated vacancy beginning in July 2020.

U.S. Naval War College. 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.

National Security Affairs Department. The NSA Department is one of the college’s core academic teaching departments and is composed of scholars and practitioners engaged in a wide range of teaching, research, and outreach. You can learn more about the NSA Department at our webpage: https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Academic-Departments/National-Security-Affairs-Department

Responsibilities. This postdoctoral teaching and research fellowship is a one year in-resident appointment beginning July 2020 and is renewable by the NSA Department for a second year. During the year, the teaching requirement is two seminars of the common core National Security Affairs Department courses. Postdoctoral fellows may also opt to offer an elective class in one of their areas of expertise, but this is not a requirement of the position. Scholarly research conducted pursuant to the fellowship should contribute to the field of security studies. Expectations are high in both teaching and research.  

Qualifications. Qualified candidates must have a relevant and recent Ph.D. or have successfully defended their dissertation at the time of appointment. Examples of relevant Ph.D. concentrations include international relations, regional studies, foreign policy analysis, or U.S. foreign policy. Additional desirable qualifications include teaching experience and a publication record that demonstrates a promising scholarly agenda. Ph.D. candidates who will be completing by July 2020 are encouraged to apply. This position is open only to U.S. citizens.

Salary. Salary is $65,448 from the Navy Faculty Pay Schedule and a research travel stipend($5,000). This compensation package is accompanied by a generous federal employee benefits package that includes health insurance with employer contribution, retirement savings plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits.  

Application Procedures. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2020.

The application package must include the following: 1) cover letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) research proposal (no more than 5 pages); 4) writing sample (no more than 30 pages); 5) teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available); and, 6) applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately.

Applicants must reference VA#NWC-20-01 and forward their application package to:  jean.carrillo@usnwc.edu.  Signed letters of recommendation should be sent via email to jennifer.marcucci@usnwc.edu (preferred method) or be mailed to:

Department of National Security Affairs
U.S. Naval War College
686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI  02841-1207
ATTN: Jennifer Marcucci

Please direct any questions about the position or the institution to the Department Chair, Professor Derek Reveron, at derek.reveron@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 is 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.