Assoc Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval War College

Naval War College, National Security Affairs Department
Associate Professor of National Security Affairs (Professional Practice)

Institution Type: Government
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Position: Tenure Track Faculty

Join the faculty of one of the nation’s largest and most vibrant graduate teaching departments in the interdisciplinary field of national and international security studies. The Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island seeks to fill one vacancy beginning no later than July 2019. We invite applications from exceptionally qualified practitioners who are highly motivated to teach security studies courses within the resident master degree programs of the world’s oldest graduate institution of professional military education.

About the Institution: The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to grant master’s degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies and Defense and Strategic Studies. The College’s core missions are: to educate and develop future leaders; help define the future Navy and its roles and responsibilities; support combat readiness; strengthen global maritime partnerships; promote ethics and leadership throughout the force; contribute knowledge to shape effective decisions through our Hattendorf Historical Center; and provide expertise and advice to the international community through the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law. In the words of founder Admiral Stephen B. Luce, the College is “a place of original research on all questions relating to war and to statesmanship connected with war, or the prevention of war.”

National Security Affairs: The National Security Affairs Department is one of the college’s three core academic teaching departments and is composed of tenured/tenure track, military, and professors of practice engaged in a wide range of teaching, research, and outreach. We are a blended faculty of tenured/tenure track, military, and practitioners providing professional education to mid-career students who are military and civilian national security professionals from the United States and more than sixty partner countries. You can learn more about the NSA Department at our webpage:

Duties and Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities include teaching within two distinctive common core graduate-level security studies courses, collaborating in the development of common core curricula, developing and teaching elective courses, 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 ten-month trimester system. This involves teaching up to two seminar sections (single preparation) for no more than 16 students in the fall and winter trimesters. The spring trimester and summer inter-sessional period are devoted primarily to research, curriculum development, and service. All positions are year-round (12-month). Initial appointment is for a multi-year contract that is renewable on an ongoing basis provided that performance expectations are met. This position is eligible for an indefinite appointment after a probationary period.

Qualifications: Associate Professor of National Security Affairs candidates must have extensive experience as a national security professional working at the strategic or theater-strategic levels including at senior ranks (minimum O-6 or civilian equivalent). Candidates must possess a master’s degree or other terminal degree in a field that is directly related to at least one of the following: foreign policy analysis, U.S. foreign policy, decision making, or applied social science.Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and field experience in Europe, Asia, or the Middle East. Highly desirable qualifications include: a record of policy presentations and publication, demonstrated teaching excellence at the graduate level, international experience, force planning, exercise/simulation development, and a record of leading organizations. 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.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2018. The application package must include the following: cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-18-12 and forward their application package to:

Active duty members may apply under this 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 shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 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.
The U.S. Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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