The Space Systems Academic Group (SSAG) in the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) invites applications for the position of non-tenure track Research Professor in the area of satellite and ground station RF communications. This position will be full-time (~40 hrs/week) based at the Naval Postgraduate School campus in Monterey, CA. This position is not full-time telework eligible. We are seeking candidates with core research and teaching strengths in areas such as RF communications, software-defined radios, and knowledge about satellite and nuclear communications. An active TS/SCI clearance is required. The successful candidate is expected to support the ongoing research and teaching in these areas, as well as support the development of new research and new classes, as needed. Occasional travel is expected.
The SSAG is an interdisciplinary academic association providing direction and guidance for the Space Systems Engineering and Space Systems Operations curricula. The SSAG performs applied, space-related research in support of our educational curricula and research interests. A major goal of the SSAG is to couple NPS space research efforts with the graduate education of military officers. This is typically done through thesis research topics and directed studies based in the Small Satellite Laboratory, created and maintained specifically for officer student involvement.
PhD degree required in EE or related field
Demonstrated experience with Ettus Research SDR platforms, GNU Radio development, and MATLAB to include experience implementing communications systems from public or custom specifications
This experience may include non-commercial time in graduate school or post-doctoral work in the public or private sector
US Citizenship required
Full Time Telework not authorized (Situational telework ok.)
Recruitment incentive may be authorized
5 years familiarity and/or experience with SRDs
Active SECRET or higher clearance
Please send a letter of interest and resume, including references, to:
Jim Newman, PhD
Chair and Professor, Space Systems
Naval Postgraduate School
Applications will be accepted until February 2, 2019
The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc...)
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.