U.S. Naval War College – Assistant / Associate Professor of Leader Development


The U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, RI invites applicants for a faculty appointment in the College of Leadership and Ethics (CLE). The position is full-time with rank, salary, and career track determination commensurate with experience and credentials.

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.

About CLE. This position falls under the Dean of the College of Leadership and Ethics.
CLE was established to develop and deliver a leader development across the force to include leadership and ethics, for both in-residence students in NWC curriculum as well as Flag Officers. CLE also provides critical linkages across the military, civilian, and academic sectors pertaining to the development of ethical leaders in the profession of arms. You can learn more about the College of Leadership and Ethics at our webpage: www.usnwc.edu/college-of-leadership-and-ethics 

Responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing, evolving, and delivering leader development curricula in support of NWC students from O-4 to Flag Officer. Candidates will also teach or co-teach both core and elective courses and will be expected to deliver lectures in a variety of public and classroom situations. This position requires travel and may involve embarking on U.S. Navy ships.

Qualifications. A Master’s Degree in behavioral or social sciences, organizational development, leadership studies or a related field is required. A Ph.D. in those areas and relevant experience is preferred. Candidates must have relevant experience in research, teaching and/or course development experience in the areas of leadership development and/or research. Candidates must have relevant experience in understanding organizational culture along with a knowledge of leader development theory and practice.

Desirable qualifications include organizational leadership experience at a senior level, experience as an academic leader; scholarly contributions; executive coaching experience and scholarly experience in assessing organizational behavior and culture. Desired qualifications also include experience working with senior leaders in the military, academia, and/or the private sector; experience in producing senior executive reports; and the ability to thrive in a team environment. Preferred candidates will have experience in a multi-disciplinary approach to the behavioral/social sciences.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining 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 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 Schedule.

Application Process. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-21-11 and submit their application package to: nwc-21-11@usnwc.edu. The application package must include : (1) cover letter, (2) resume or curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm (EDT) September 15, 2021.

Questions about this position should be directed via email to William Nault, Deputy Dean, at william.nault@usnwc.edu.

NOTICE OF VETERANS PREFERENCE: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran’s 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 U.S. Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.