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The U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, invites applications for an anticipated faculty appointment, open with respect to rank, in the Strategy and Policy Department.  The Department seeks candidates with scholarly attainment/potential, teaching experience, and particular expertise in the fields of war studies, international relations, international security affairs, political economy, regional studies, diplomatic and international history, or naval and military history.  The Department particularly encourages applications from candidates with expertise in cyber warfare and strategy, the Greater Middle East and North Africa, and eastern Europe/Russia.  This position is subject to final approval of funding.  Responsibilities include teaching/developing courses in strategy, conducting research, engaging in other service of benefit to the College, and participating in outreach activities.  The candidate will also participate in the Colleges new Advanced Studies in Naval Strategy Program, designed to develop officers skilled at formulating, developing, and executing strategy in order to fill key positions in Navy, Joint, and high-level political staffs.  Anticipated starting date is August 2015.

The Naval War College provides a one-year professional military education program to senior officers of all the armed services and civilians from a number of U.S. government agencies, leading to an accredited M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies.  Military officers from more than fifty countries also form part of the student body.  The strategy courses use strategic theory, the history of war, and an examination of current-day conflicts to develop critical analytical skills for understanding the interrelationship of policy aims, strategy, and military operations.  The interdisciplinary nature of the strategy courses requires that faculty members develop a breadth of knowledge well beyond their primary area of specialization.  Additional details regarding the Naval War College and the Strategy and Policy Department curriculum can be obtained by visiting the Naval War College website at—Colleges/Strategy-and-Policy.aspx.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or have defended their dissertation at the time of appointment.  Teaching experience is highly desirable. Rank will be determined at time of appointment commensurate with teaching experience and publications.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference.  If the candidate has current or previous military service, please include rank and dates of service.  Applications must be received by close of business on 24 April 2015. Reference Vacancy Announcement #Strategy-01 in application.

The Naval War College is an equal opportunity employer.

Application materials should be sent to:                                                                                                                          Dr. Michael F. Pavkovi                                                                                                                                                          Chair and Professor                                                                                                                                                              Strategy and Policy Department                                                                                                                                        Naval War College                                                                                                                                                                686 Cushing Road                                                                                                                                                                Newport, RI 02841-1207                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       401.841.7789


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