United States Naval War College — Assistant / Associate Professor of National Security Affairs


The United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, invites applications for two positions of Professor of National Security Affairs (NSA) in its College of Distance Education (CDE), at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. The positions are full-time with rank and salary commensurate with experience and credentials. This is a non-tenure track position. 

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. 

Responsibilities. Incumbents teach the “Theater Security Decision Making” (TSDM) course at the Intermediate Service College level with duties including: conducting classroom and online 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 TSDM course educates Naval War College students in contemporary security studies at both the strategic and the theater-strategic levels. In support of this primary objective, the department develops core curricula and provides graduate-level interdisciplinary instruction in the primary areas of international relations and regional security studies, foreign policy analysis, and U.S. foreign policy as they are influenced by strategic planning and selection of future military forces; their potential use along with other tools of national power; the nature of economic, political, organizational, and behavioral factors that affect decision making on national security issues; the role and impact of individual leaders; and, the use of expanded critical thinking and analytic skills to formulate and asses strategies and policies to achieve desired outcomes within complex national security organizations. 

Qualifications. Required qualifications include an advanced degree in one or more of the following areas: International Affairs, International Relations, Management, or a related field; and demonstrated experience working in the national security and defense environments. 

Other 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 and JPME I and/or II certification; 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 and be capable of obtaining a Department of Defense Secret security clearance. 

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 Schedule. This is a non-tenure track position. 

Application Process. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-22-14 and forward their application package to: NWC-22-14@usnwc.edu. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm (EDT) April 7, 2022. 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. 

Questions about this position should be directed via email to Professor Robert Carney at robert.carney@usnwc.edu. 

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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.