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 [email protected]
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
[email protected] .
The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 93943

Contact Information
Prof Fred P Drake
[email protected]
U.S. Naval War College CDE