The Naval War College is a Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) 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 (NECHE). 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 and
eventually serve as 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 www.usnwc.edu.
College of Maritime Operational Warfare. The position is located in the College of Maritime
Operational Warfare (CMOW). CMOW provides maritime operational level education and
assistance, in-residence and on-line, in order to improve the ability of Fleet Commanders and
their staffs to plan, prepare and employ naval, joint and combined forces across the range of
Duties and Responsibilities: This position is for faculty who instruct in CMOW operational
level of warfare academics which includes the Maritime Staff Operators Course, International
Maritime Staff Operators Course, Combined/Joint Force Maritime Component Commanders
Course, the Executive Level Operational Level of War Course, and the Maritime Operational
Planners Course. Faculty also provide direct support to the Fleet by assisting fleet headquarters
staffs in crisis and during routine exercises and operations, and by supporting Fleet requested
academics, workshops and symposia to international partners. The incumbent will work with
teams of faculty, senior military officers and government civilians in these courses and other
activities. This position requires travel to fleet locations in and outside of the continental United
States. Additionally, there will be a requirement to reside, at times, on board U.S. Navy ships
that are either in port or underway at sea.
Qualifications: An advanced degree in national security affairs or a related field is required.
Joint Professional Military Education (Phase 1) from any source is also required. The successful
candidate should possess significant experience and demonstrated expertise in joint operational
level warfare with a specific emphasis on U.S. Navy roles and missions; and experience in
planning maritime operations or serving on a naval operational level staff. Desirable
qualifications also include experience teaching, both in the classroom and in practical exercises;
and the ability to work in a collegial fashion with faculty, staff, and students.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens and be capable of obtaining a Department of Defense Top
Secret/SCI security clearance. The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug
screening test and to random drug testing thereafter.
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-23-16 and forward their
application package to: [email protected]. The application package must include: (1)
cover letter and (2) curriculum vitae or resume. Applications will be accepted through 12 June
2023, 11:59 pm (EST).
Questions about this position should be directed via 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/CV and attach supporting
documentation (DD Form 214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”) to their
submission. 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 of the claimed disability (e.g., disability letter from the
VA). The 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 www.opm.gov.
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.
The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.