Assistant/Associate Professor War Gaming Department

Website United States Naval War College

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 policymakers. 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

War Gaming Department. The War Gaming Department (WGD) conducts research, analysis
and gaming to support the requirements of the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Chief of
Naval Operations (CNO), the combatant commanders, the Navy component commanders, the
Navy numbered fleet commanders, other Navy and Marine Corps commanders, the U.S.
the intelligence community and other departments and agencies of the U.S. Government. The
the desired effect is a program of focused, forward-thinking, timely, and relevant research, analysis
and gaming that anticipates future operational and strategic challenges; develops and assesses
strategic and operational concepts to address those challenges; and assesses the risk associated
with these concepts. You can learn more about the WGD on our webpage:


Specific responsibilities include: working in teams, developing research,
analysis, gaming, and analytic reporting to assess challenges with respect to the Navy and the
Nation; helping to define future Navy challenges to support the development of concepts of
operations and innovation; and supporting senior decision-makers on a wide range of operational
and strategic challenges.

Qualifications: A master’s degree from an accredited university, preferably in security studies
or a related field in the social sciences, is required. A research-oriented Ph.D. or enrollment in a
Ph.D. program is preferred. Significant experience designing, executing, and reporting research
or analytical projects, preferably with a security focus, is required. Communicating work to a
broad audience both orally and in writing is also required. Experience working on research
teams (especially gaming, experimentation, or modeling and simulation) is preferred.

Experience analyzing armed conflict, knowledge of US and international military capabilities,
and an understanding of future concepts of operations are preferred. Additionally, the ideal
candidate will possess social science research and analysis skills (e.g., decision analysis, field
experiments, operations analysis/operations research, data science and analysis, computational
social science, mixed methods research).

Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security
clearance at the TOP SECRET/SCI level. The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-
employment drug screening test and 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. Career track determination (tenure, non-tenure) commensurate with
experience and credentials.

Application Process: Applicants must reference VA#NWC-23-14 and submit their application
package to: [email protected]. The application package must include: (1) cover letter;
(2) curriculum vitae or resume; and (3) names and contact information for three references.
Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm (EST) June 30, 2023.
Questions about this position should be directed via email to CAPT Quintin James, USN, Deputy
Chair, War Gaming Department, at [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
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within
180 days immediately following retirement, dated to a civilian position, is subject to the
provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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