The Space Systems Academic Group of the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant / Associate / Full Professor level with expertise in the areas of Space Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) and Spacecraft Design applicable to Space Systems research, teaching, and thesis advising. Experienced candidates may be considered for appointment at the more senior levels. A PhD is required. Applicants are expected to develop an externally-funded research program and must have a strong commitment to graduate teaching.
The SSAG is an interdisciplinary academic association providing direction and guidance for the Space NC3, 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 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. In addition to a robust research program, the successful candidate is expected to teach courses as assigned each year related primarily to Space NC3 and Spacecraft Design and other courses as needed. Service to the Academic enterprise is also expected as part of a standard faculty workload.
Requires an earned doctoral degree; degrees in an engineering or science field applicable to Space Systems;
Excellent research and teaching ability or aptitude;
Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations based on comparable experience or aptitude;
A significant publication record (for Associate or Full Professor consideration);
Must be able to independently support research programs complementary to work being conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School;
Knowledge of DoD space systems and capabilities, particularly NC3 systems, and experience acquiring / operating / using these systems
At least two years of teaching at the graduate level.
Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2020. A start date prior to September 1st, 2020 is desirable but is negotiable. A letter of application including CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and addresses of three or more references should be sent to:
Professor Jim Newman Chair and Professor, Space Systems Academic Group Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA 93943 Email: email@example.com
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS.
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized depending upon availability of funding.
Must currently hold or be eligible for a Top Secret clearance; U.S. citizenship is required.
Position is designated as a drug testing position to maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
This position is eligible for regular/recurring telework.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, Veteran’s preference is treated as a positive merit factor for NPS faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to NPS positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.
Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.
Internal Number: 780-AsstAssocProfNC3
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