U.S. Naval War College CDE — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor of Joint Maritime Operations


The United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, invites applications for two Professor of Joint Maritime Operations (JMO) vacancies in its College of Distance Education (CDE) in Newport, RI. The positions are full-time with rank and salary commensurate with experience and credentials. The CDE conducts its courses in multiple delivery methodologies. These are non-tenure track positions.

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 “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 one or more of the following areas: National Security, International Affairs, International Relations, or a related field; and demonstrated experience working in the national security and defense environments.

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

Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining and maintaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.

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 Pay Schedule.

Application Process: Applicants must reference VA#NWC-20-17 and submit their application package to: nwc-20-17@usnwc.edu. 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. Applications will be accepted through 23 October 2020.

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.

Questions about this position should be directed via email to Professor Michael Barker at barkerm@usnwc.edu.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.