U.S. Naval War College — Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow, Strategy & Policy Department, AD-1701-01

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. We are actively seeking candidates with diverse academic, demographic, and professional backgrounds. More information on the college can be found at www.usnwc.edu.

Strategy & Policy Department. The Strategy & Policy Department uses strategic theory, the history of war, and an examination of present-day conflicts to develop critical analytical skills for understanding the interrelationship of policy aims, strategy, and military operations. Additional details regarding the Naval War College and the Strategy and Policy Department curriculum can be obtained by visiting the Naval War College website at: https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Academic-Departments/Strategy-and-Policy-Department.

Responsibilities. The post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship is an anticipated vacancy for a one-year appointment renewable by the Strategy and Policy Department for a second year. The position’s teaching requirement is two seminars of the Strategy & War course is currently taught in the winter trimester from November to February (overall 0-2-0 load). Seminars in the common curriculum average 12 professional students who are mid-career officers and civilian government employees. Seminars are team-taught by a civilian academic and a military faculty member. In the other terms, fellows are expected to work on their own research and participate in the intellectual life of the department and college. Expectations are high in both teaching and research. Anticipated starting date is August/September 2021.

Qualifications. Qualified candidates must have a recent Ph.D. or have defended their dissertation at the time of appointment. A doctorate in International Relations, International Security Affairs, Political Economy, Regional Studies, Diplomatic and International History, War Studies, Naval/ Maritime History, or Military History or a related field is highly desired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a secret security clearance.

Salary Considerations. Salary is $66,103 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. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-21-06 and forward their application package to: NWC-21-06@usnwc.edu. The application package should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a research proposal, writing sample (no more than 50 pages in length), and up to three teaching evaluations (where applicable). Applications must be received by 11:59 pm (EDT), June 4, 2021.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Kevin McCranie, Chair, Strategy and Policy Department at: kevin.mccranie@usnwc.edu.

NOTICE OF VETERANS PREFERENCE: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to the excepted service; however, the Department of Defense considers veterans’ preference eligibility a positive factor for hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., DD Form 214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”) to their submissions. Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim 10-Point preference must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,” and supporting documents required for specific type of preference claimed. (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-Point Preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.opm.gov.)

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 Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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