Associate Professor of Professional Military Education

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 can be found at

Office of the Provost.  The position is located in the Office of the Provost.  The Provost is the principal deputy to the President of the Naval War College (PNWC) and is responsible for the efficient accomplishment of missions and functions and effective employment of the faculty, academic staff, civilian personnel, and student body.  The Provost acts as the chief executor for the PNWC and assumes the nonmilitary responsibilities of the PNWC in his absence.  The Provost also acts as the chief operating officer (COO) and has overall responsibility for the effective functioning of the College by ensuring missions, goals, and objectives of all components of the College are satisfactorily accomplished. 

Duties and Responsibilities.  The Associate Professor of Professional Military Education oversees the College’s accreditation process for both the Congressional and Department of Defense-mandated Joint Professional Military Education with the Joint Staff and standards and requirements for academic graduate reaccreditation with the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).  Works with the Associate Provost to develop accreditation reports, self-studies, and other accreditation activities.  The incumbent will also serve as the Command Human Resource Protection Program (HRPP) POC to monitor human subjects research.  Additionally, the incumbent will coordinate the activities and Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) compliance of the College’s Board of Advisors.  The incumbent will work with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness in planning, developing, directing, and evaluation of institutional compliance efforts.  This position requires travel within the continental United States.  The incumbent will be recognized by colleagues and peers as an expert in Joint Professional Military Education.

Qualifications.  Essential qualifications include an advanced degree in national security affairs or a related field; Joint Professional Military Education I; experience and demonstrated expertise working with either regional accreditation or Joint Professional Military Education accreditation programs as an accreditation team member or author of institutional self-studies.   

Desirable qualifications include experience teaching at the graduate level, either in the classroom or virtually.  Knowledge of adult learning theory, methods, strategies, best practices, techniques of instructional curriculum development, and testing and measurement are also desired.

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 saving 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 Department of the Navy Faculty Pay Schedule.  This is a non-tenure track position.

Application Procedures.  Applicants must reference VA#NWC-21-08 and forward their application package to:  The application package must include:

(1) cover letter and (2) curriculum vitae or resume and (3) names and contact information for three references.  Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm (EDT) July 30, 2021.    

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 attach 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.

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The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.