The Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, is seeking to fill a tenure-track position, open as to rank, in Security Studies. The candidate should be credentialed in a relevant academic discipline in the social sciences or humanities. The candidate will: teach mid-career military officers from special operations and information operations units across all branches and services of the U.S. Armed Forces and allied countries; advise theses; and conduct research. The candidate must have an interest in interdisciplinary research and willingness to work with a cross-disciplinary faculty in the areas of national and international security, conflict studies, terrorism, insurgency, political violence and strategic decision-making. Evidence of the ability to pursue a program of innovative research and a strong commitment to graduate education is required. Position responsibilities include teaching, research, and thesis oversight. NPS follows a quarter system, and the normal teaching workload for those in lectureship positions is four courses per year.
The Department of Defense Analysis offers an M.S. in Defense Analysis and an M.S. in Information Strategy and Political Warfare. Home to an average of 150 in-residence graduate students, forty members of a cross-disciplinary teaching and research faculty, and three research centers, the Defense Analysis Department provides the critical thinking skills necessary for future national security leaders to deal with the complex operating environments of the 21st century. Additional information about our programs and faculty can be found at https://my.nps.edu/web/da.
The Naval Postgraduate School is located on the central coast of California in Monterey, 115 miles south of the heart of San Francisco. NPS provides graduate education to an average at any given time of 1,500 resident military officers of the uniformed services, Department of Defense civilians, and members of the international defense community, as well as other select professionals employed by the federal government.
A Ph.D. or J.D. degree in a relevant Social Science or Humanities discipline (e.g., International Relations, History, Law, Political Science, Communications, Journalism, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and similar fields).
U.S. citizenship is required. Must be eligible for a security clearance.
Publication record commensurate with academic experience.
Additional preferred qualifications (Document any relevant experience in these areas as well as your success in the classroom):
Experience teaching graduate students or upper-level undergraduate electives.
Experience and/or familiarity with the special operations community.
A successful candidate will demonstrate excellent judgment, effective leadership, strong team-building skills, and pedagogical expertise.
The position is now open. Candidates should submit the following materials to Dr. Sean Everton at email@example.com, email subject heading: “Strategic Studies.” Applications will be accepted through January 24, 2020 or until the position is filled, and should include:
Three letters of recommendation (that specifically address teaching)
Sample of a published article
Teaching portfolio (should include a sample lesson, assignments, or handouts and highly recommended to include a link to a videoed teaching sample)
Address electronic cover letter to:
Dr. Sean Everton, Chair, Security Studies Search Committee, Department of Defense Analysis, 589 Dyer Road, Room 203, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 93943.
Do not send paper applications. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation expenses, including recruitment/relocation incentive, may be authorized in accordance with applicable regulations.
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.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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.