The United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, invites applications for one anticipated position of Professor of Strategy & Policy in its College of Distance Education (CDE) Naval War College at Naval Postgraduate School (NWC-at-NPS) Program in Monterey, CA. The position is full-time with rank, salary, and career track determination commensurate with experience and credentials.

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 and the NWCat-NPS Program can be found at

Responsibilities: Incumbents teach the graduate level “Strategy and War” (S&W) course in an Intermediate Service College program with duties including: conducting classroom instruction; conducting online and remote 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

S&W Course adopts an interdisciplinary approach to strategy, drawing on the disciplines of history, political science, international relations, and economics. It integrates, with those academic perspectives, critical military factors from the profession of arms such as doctrine, weaponry, training, technology, and logistics. The result is a coherent frame of reference to analyze complex strategic problems and formulate strategies to address them.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include an advanced degree in one or more of the following areas: History, International Affairs, International Relations, Political Science, or a related field; and teaching experience at the graduate level. Preferred qualifications that will make candidates especially competitive include: an earned Ph.D in one of the academic fields noted above; academic program management experience; familiarity with the national security and defense environments; graduation from a U.S. military intermediate- or senior- level Service College and Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I and/or II certification); Naval War College or other military Service College teaching experience at the graduate level; experience and competence in internet-based instruction; and distance learning experience at the graduate level.

This position requires that candidates be U.S citizens capable of obtaining and maintaining 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 11:59 pm (EDT) 19 May 2021 and must reference VA#NWC-21-04. 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. Applications must be submitted by email to

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 attached 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

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.

Questions about this position should be directed via email to Professor Fred Drake at .

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer