U.S. Naval War College — Associate Professor International Programs Department, Maritime Security and Governance Staff Course


The U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island invites applications for an anticipated faculty appointment for an Associate Professor in the International Programs department supporting the new Maritime Security and Governance Staff Course.

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.

International Programs. For many decades, one of the principal missions of the U.S. Naval War College has been to strengthen the U.S. Navy’s global maritime partnerships. This is done through outreach, research and education designed to increase the capability and capacity of the country’s maritime partners. The Maritime Security and Governance Staff Course (MSGSC) is a five-month long program for mid-grade career naval officers from smaller navies and coast guards around the world. It offers operational-level exposure to the most pressing maritime security challenges of the modern era. The course begins with a strategic assessment of the contemporary role of navies and coast guards, with a focus on the promotion of maritime security and governance. Next, constabulary operations are examined in depth as are the concepts that support them, such as the law of the sea, international cooperation, and interagency coordination. The curriculum is delivered through discussion in seminars, immersion in realistic practical exercises, and travel to naval facilities and maritime agencies around the country. Students also participate in the Field Studies Program that provides them with an understanding of American institutions, values and way of life.

Responsibilities. The incumbent will teach the MSGSC course with duties including: conducting classroom instruction; reviewing and evaluating student products, examinations, and other written and verbal assessments, including performance during practical exercises; developing curricula; performing educational administrative functions for the department; and performing various types of service to the College, including academic research.

Qualifications. Essential qualifications include a Masters Degree from the U.S. Naval War College or an advanced degree in international relations, national security affairs, or a related field from an accredited university, and relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: international law of the sea; contemporary naval operations; terrorism and counter-terror operations, transnational organized crime; piracy; maritime law enforcement; marine safety; marine resource protection; international naval cooperation; interagency coordination; the Blue Economy.

Desirable qualifications include a Ph.D., J.D. or another terminal professional degree. Operational or staff experience in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard is important, but not mandatory. Research, analysis or wargaming experience in the maritime domain is also considered highly desirable, as is prior teaching experience at the university level. Additionally, experience working collaboratively with peers in a learning environment, as well as experience creating a professional seminar atmosphere that enhances student educational outcomes is desired.

This position requires eligibility for a 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 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 Pay Schedule.

Application Process. Applications will be accepted through October 5, 2020. Applications must be submitted by e-mail to: nwc-20-13@usnwc.edu and must reference VA#NWC-20-13. Applicants must submit: 1) letter of application and 2) resume or curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of 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 Title 5 United States Code 3326.

Questions about this position should be directed via email to Professor Robert Winneg at robert.winneg@usnwc.edu.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.