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Mar 3 2020

Faculty Faculty, Joint Military Operations Department

The U.S. Naval War College Newport, Rhode Island, United States


The U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island invites applications for an anticipated faculty appointment in the Joint Military Operations Department.

The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) 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. 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 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. More information on the college can be found at

Joint Military Operations. The Joint Military Operations (JMO) Department teaches two of the College’s six core courses. Joint Military Operations, taught to senior-level students, is focused at the theater-strategic level and emphasizes joint military operations. Joint Maritime Operations, for intermediate-level students, is focused at the operational level and emphasizes joint maritime operations. Subjects covered include operational art, joint/Navy operational planning, critical thinking, decision making, the interagency, and joint and multinational warfare. The curriculum is taught primarily through readings and seminar discussion. JMO faculty members are expected to lead seminars and participate in curriculum development; they may also be called upon to lecture, perform other academic duties or special duties of benefit to the College.

Responsibilities. Incumbents teach the JMO course at the Intermediate and Senior Service College level with duties including: conducting classroom instruction; reviewing and evaluating student essays, examinations, and other written and verbal assessments; developing curricula; performing educational administrative functions for the department; and performing various types of service to the College.

Qualifications. Essential qualifications include: an advanced degree in national security affairs or a related field; proven expertise in joint or maritime operational level warfare and U.S. Navy roles and missions. Candidates must be prepared to teach at the Master’s degree level.

Desirable qualifications include a PhD, joint professional military education (JPME I & II), Joint Qualified Officer, knowledge of maritime warfare theory and recent surface warfare operational experience or experience at a Fleet Command, Combatant Command or Regional Component Command, graduate of a service/joint advanced warfighting school, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with peers in a learning environment, and demonstrated ability to create a professional seminar atmosphere to enhance student educational outcomes.

This position requires eligibility for a secret clearance.

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 Schedule.

Application Process. Applications will be accepted through March 20, 2020. Applications must be submitted by e-mail to: and must reference VA#NWC-20-03. Applicants must submit: 1) letter of application and 2) resume or curriculum vitae with the names of professional references.

Active duty members may apply under this announcement but are subject to eligibility requirements of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW). Active duty members MUST submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service MUST provide the branch, 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 for consideration if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days after being submitted with your application.

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 Title 5 United States Code 3326.

Questions about this position should be directed via email to Professor Fred Horne at The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Faculty.

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