U.S. Naval War College — Assistant Professor in National Security Affairs AD-1701-03

Launch your scholarly career at one of the nation’s largest and most vibrant graduate teaching departments in the interdisciplinary field of foreign policy analysis and international security. The National Security Affairs (NSA) Department at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island seeks to fill an anticipated vacancy beginning in July 2022 for a tenure-track assistant professor of national security affairs.

U.S. Naval War College. 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.

National Security Affairs Department. The NSA Department is one of the college’s core academic teaching departments and is composed of scholars and practitioners engaged in a wide range of teaching, research, and outreach. You can learn more about the NSA Department at our webpage: https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Academic-Departments/National-Security-Affairs-Department

Responsibilities. Specific responsibilities include: teaching two distinctive common core graduate-level security studies survey courses, collaborating in the development of common core curricula, developing and teaching elective courses as desired, scholarly research and publication, and college service. There is no requirement or expectation to attract external funding. Maximum teaching load excluding optional elective classes is 2/2/0 based on a 10-month trimester system. This involves teaching up to two seminar sections (single preparation) of no more than 16 students in the 13-week fall and winter trimesters, with a spring trimester and summer inter-sessional period devoted primarily to research, curriculum development, and college service. All positions are year-round (12-month). The college is a tenure-granting institution.

Qualifications. Qualified candidates must have a relevant Ph.D. and a promising scholarly agenda in international security to be a successful assistant professor. Concentrations include international relations, foreign policy analysis, U.S. government, or U.S. foreign policy. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand by July 2022 are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.

Salary. Rank and salary commensurate in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule for assistant professor. 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. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm (EDT) September 30, 2021. The application package must include the following: 1) cover letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) research agenda (no more than 5 pages); 4) teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available); and, 5) three letters of recommendation sent separately.

Applicants must reference VA#NWC-21-09 and forward their application package to: nwc-21-09@usnwc.edu.

Signed letters of recommendation should be sent via email to jamie.hatch@usnwc.edu (preferred method) or be mailed to:

Department of National Security Affairs
U.S. Naval War College
686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI 02841-1207
ATTN: Jamie Hatch

Please direct any questions about the position or the institution to the Department Chair, Professor Derek Reveron, at derek.reveron@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.