U.S. Naval War College — Assistant Professor in National Security Affairs AD-1701-03

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 tenure-track assistant professor of national security affairs with an emphasis on international security anticipated vacancy beginning in July 2021. 

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.  Specific responsibilities include:  teaching two distinctive common core graduate-level security studies survey courses (one focuses on US strategy in Europe or the Indo-Pacific and the other US National Strategy), collaborating in the development of common core curricula including individual class sessions, developing and teaching elective courses as desired, scholarly research and publication, and college service.  There is no requirement or expectation to attract external funding.  Maximum teaching load excluding optional elective classes is 2/2/0 based on a 10-month trimester system.  This involves teaching up to two seminar sections (single preparation) of no more than 16 students in the fall and winter trimesters, with a spring trimester and summer inter-sessional period devoted primarily to research, curriculum development, and college service. All positions are year-round (12-month).  The college is a tenure-granting institution.

Qualifications.  Qualified candidates must have a relevant and recent Ph.D. and a promising scholarly agenda in international security.  Concentrations include international relations, foreign policy analysis, or U.S. foreign policy.  The department is especially interested in candidates with an active research agenda on security studies, European security or security in the Indo-Pacific with an emphasis on China, and/or political economy.  Candidates with Ph.D. in hand by July 2021 are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.

Salary.  Rank and salary commensurate in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule for assistant professor.  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 October 15, 2020.
The application package must include the following:  1) cover letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) research agenda (no more than 5 pages); 4) teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available); and, 5) three letters of recommendation sent separately. 

Applicants must reference VA#NWC-20-12 and forward their application package to:  nwc-20-12@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.