U.S. Naval War College — Women, Peace, and Security Chair

U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE SEEKS
WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECURITY (WPS) CHAIR
ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR
AD-1701-05/07

The President, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, invites applications for the Women, Peace, and Security Chair.

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.

The WPS Chair will lead efforts to implement DoD’s WPS Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan (SFIP) at the U.S. Naval War College and contribute to Navy work to enhance the College’s commitment to WPS issues.  The Chair’s overall purpose is to advance scholarly excellence in the Women, Peace, and Security field through contributions to teaching, research, and public service. 

Duties and Responsibilities.  The Women, Peace, and Security Chair, working under the supervision of the Provost, assists War College faculty in integrating WPS issues and topics into all aspects of the core professional military education curriculum; coordinates with the WPS Communities of Interest both internal and external to the College; develops and teaches electives in the field of WPS and directs scholarly attention to the WPS agenda as the subject relates to national and international security; assists in the collection, analysis, and reporting requirements of WPS data as required.  Additionally, the Chair maintains liaison with the wider WPS community, other military organizations, and services that may be required in order to remain current with regard to WPS-related knowledge in their specialty; hosts/co-hosts WPS-related conferences; provides strategic guidance to the WPS Steering Committee and WPS General Committee, and supports inclusion, equity and diversity efforts and provides oversight of WPS-related budgets, curriculum, and WPS-related DoD research projects.  The successful candidate will be assigned to a core teaching department where they will be expected to contribute by teaching, research, and curriculum development.  Core departmental responsibilities may not exceed 50% of the faculty member’s duties.

Qualifications.  Candidates for the WPS Chair must possess expertise, current experience and substantial credentials as an educator and a scholar in one or more of the following areas: gender/women and national or international security; gender/women and international relations; and gender/women and foreign policy.  The candidate will possess scholarly and research credentials appropriate for the rank of Associate or Full Professor, including a relevant earned Ph.D. or professional doctorate degree, a record of superior teaching performance, the ability to develop and maintain curriculum, and an established national research and publications record in the areas noted.  

Demonstrated experience as an academic team leader and familiarity with the United States military, specifically Department of the Navy, is preferred, but not required.

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

Appointment.  The appointment is governed by provisions of 10 USC 8748 as delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, and the regulations of the U.S. Office of Personal Management that apply to “Excepted” appointment under Schedule A.  This is a tenured/tenure track position.  Expected start date is no later than summer 2021.

Salary.  Salary is competitive and is accompanied by a generous federal benefit package that includes health insurance 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 the Department of the Navy Faculty Pay Schedule.  

Applications.  Applicants must reference VA#NWC-21-02 and forward their application package to:  nwc-21-02@usnwc.edu.  The application package must include:  (1) cover letter and (2) curriculum vitae (with names and contact information for three references).  Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm, 22 February 2021.

Active-duty members may apply under the 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 it shows an expected discharge or release date greater the 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 should be emailed to:  william.nault@usnwc.edu.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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