The U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island invites applications for a faculty appointment in the Joint Military Operations Department.

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

Joint Military Operations.  The Joint Military Operations (JMO) Department teaches two of the College’s six core courses. Joint Military Operations, taught to senior-level students, is focused at the theater-strategic level and emphasizes joint military operations. Joint Maritime Operations, for intermediate-level students, is focused at the operational level and emphasizes joint maritime operations. Subjects covered include the operational art, Joint/Navy operational planning, critical thinking, decision making, the interagency, and joint and multinational warfare. The curriculum is taught primarily through readings and seminar discussion. JMO faculty comprise both civilians and active-duty officers from across the U.S. military services, along with international officers and civilians from U.S. Federal agencies.

Responsibilities.  Incumbents teach the JMO course at the Intermediate and Senior Service College Levels, with duties including: conducting classroom instruction, primarily through seminars, developing curricula, reviewing and evaluating student research papers, examinations, and other written and oral assessments; advising and mentoring students and other faculty, maintaining and developing curricula, performing educational administrative functions for the department; and performing various types of service for the College.

Qualifications.  Essential qualifications include: an advanced degree in national security affairs or related field; proven expertise in Joint or maritime operational-level warfare and U.S. Navy roles and missions. Candidates must be prepared to teach at the Master’s degree level.

Desirable qualifications include an earned PhD, Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I & II), Joint Qualified Officer, knowledge of maritime warfare theory, military history, and recent experience at a Fleet Command, Combatant Command or Regional Component Command, graduate of a service/joint advanced warfighting school, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with peers in a learning environment, and demonstrated ability to create a professional seminar atmosphere to enhance student educational outcomes.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.

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 annual vacation and sick leave, and other benefits. Rank and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule.

Application Process.  Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm (EST) January 14, 2022. Applications must be submitted by e-mail to: and must reference VA#NWC-22-02. Applicants must submit: 1) letter of application, including a self-statement on teaching philosophy; 2) resume or curriculum vitae with names and contact information for three (3) professional references; syllabi and teaching evaluations from any courses taught; and 3) links to professional publications.

Questions about this position should be directed via email to Professor Donald Chisholm at

Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of employment except in limited circumstances where an exception is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.

NOTICE OF VETERANS PREFERENCE:  There is no formal rating system for applying veteran’s 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 Title 5 United States Code 3326.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.