The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Defense Analysis Department (DA). NPS and the DA Department provide graduate education to military officers of the uniformed services, Department of Defense civilians, and members of the international defense community.
The DA Department is an interdisciplinary department providing graduate curricula focused on analytic approaches to the study of defense, with particular emphasis on irregular warfare, information strategy, and political warfare. The mission of the DA Department is to provide graduate education through qualitative and quantitative curricula to produce professionals with the advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to meet evolving national security challenges.
The Defense Analysis Department is the academic home to approximately fifty tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty and staff employees. The duties of the chair include: providing strategic direction for the department; representing the department internally at NPS and externally to various educational, military, and research stakeholders; building and maintaining relationships with institutional and operational organizations across the joint force; engaging with and shaping the education of the nearly 150 students on board at any time; and fulfilling all administrative tasks associated with the supervisory role.
Doctoral degree in a field connected to the study of irregular warfare and armed conflict, such as international relations, security studies, political science, history, sociology, economics, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, or related fields.
Must be a U.S. citizen and capable of obtaining a security clearance.
A proven record of scholarship, instruction, and leadership in the candidate’s field.
Leadership experience in an academic organization.
An academic record that would merit an appointment as a Professor with tenure upon arrival.
Track record or demonstrable potential for building and maintaining collaborative relationships with institutional partners.
Additional preferred qualifications:
Currently holding or be immediately eligible for a Top Secret clearance.
Experience working in or with the U.S. Department of Defense.
We are accepting applications through January 15, 2020. Candidates should submit their materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail subject heading: DA Chair Search. Include: 1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications for this position, 2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae or resume, and 3) contact and e-mail address information for a minimum of three references. The application material shall clearly state the applicant’s citizenship.
Relocation expenses, including recruitment/relocation incentive, may be authorized in accordance with applicable regulations.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience while tied to the federal government compensation policies for the position and location. Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu.
Veteran status is treated as a positive merit factor for NPS faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to NPS positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.
Current active duty service members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, 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 if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.
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About Naval Postgraduate School
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.