The United States Naval War College (NWC) anticipates a full-time faculty opening in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS) in Newport, RI, and invites applications for the position of Professor with rank and salary commensurate with experience and credentials.
The Naval War College is a graduate-level Professional Military Education institution serving the Nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and offers a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
CNWS serves as the nexus for broad-based, advanced research on the naval contribution to a national strategy. The Center produces scholarship and original research and fosters critical and innovative thinking on current and evolving operational challenges of importance for the Navy and the nation. The Center links the Naval War College to the fleet and policymakers in Washington by serving as a focal point for strategic and operational thought; by integrating strategic, operational, and tactical concepts; by linking strategic concerns with technological developments; and finally, by testing and evaluating concepts through methods including war gaming, operations research, policy analysis, and traditional scholarship.
The prospective faculty member should focus primarily on Greater Middle Eastern military issues and regional national security strategies, policies, and capabilities, especially those with significant maritime implications. He or she will conduct research on issues affecting core U.S. national security interests, including but not limited to conventional military developments, nuclear, biological and chemical proliferation, missile defense, comparative security and defense policies, maritime security, regional geopolitics, and the evolving security situations in the Persian Gulf and western Indian Ocean.
Qualified candidates should have a terminal degree from an accredited university; a research-oriented Ph.D. is preferred. Working knowledge of at least one regional language (Arabic, Persian, Turkish, etc.) is highly desirable. The best candidates will have experience in evaluating strategic, operational, and tactical concepts; knowledge of relevant military systems; and a sound background in research methods. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a Department of Defense TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.
The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening test and to random drug testing thereafter. Any current or prior military service should be described including assignments, positions held, highest rank attained, and dates of service.