The U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track 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 in both courses include problem-solving and decision-making, the operational art, Joint/Navy operational planning, interagency coordination, 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; research and publication; and performing educational administrative functions for the department; performing various types of service for the College.

Qualifications. Essential qualifications include: 

  • An earned PhD in national security affairs, international relations, political science, history, or a cognate field. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2022 are encouraged to apply;
  • Proven expertise working effectively with colleagues in a collaborative learning environment, both in maintaining and developing curriculum and creating a professional seminar atmosphere that enhances student educational outcome;


  • Record of scholarly research and publication; and
  • Proven expertise teaching adult students at the Master’s degree level in a seminar setting.

Desirable qualifications include knowledge of maritime warfare theory, military or naval history and prior military service, especially in the naval services.

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 plan, 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-22-04. Applications must include: 1) Letter of application, to include self-statements on teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae with names and contact information for three professional references; 3) Syllabi and teaching evaluations from courses taught; and 4) Links to all scholarly publications, to include books and articles, as well as monographs, working papers and conference papers.

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.