Naval War College, Strategic Research Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies
CHAIR, STRATEGIC RESEARCH DEPARTMENT
|Location:||Rhode Island, United States|
|Position:||Administrator, Director, Full Professor|
The U.S. Naval War College invites applications and nominations of qualified candidates for the position of Chair, Strategic Research Department.
The Institutional Setting: The College is a Professional Military Education institution serving the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense, and the Nation. The student body consists of members of all the Services, civilians from governmental agencies, and officers from many partner nations. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to award a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to award Joint Professional Military Education Phase I and Phase II.
The Strategic Research Department: The Strategic Research Department (SRD) is located within the Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS), the research arm of the Naval War College. CNWS provides focused research and analysis to senior decision makers on national security issues at the strategic and operational levels. SRD (1) provides analytic support on contemporary national security issues; (2) helps define the roles, missions and capabilities of the future U.S. Navy and (3) helps educate the future leaders of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. armed services, and the national security community.
The Position: Under the supervision of the Dean, CNWS, the Chair will have responsibility for all administrative, managerial, and leadership functions in the Department, and will be a member of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies senior leadership team. It is especially important that the new chair be willing and able to lead multidisciplinary, multi-department research teams on issues of import for the USN and the wider US national security community. Applicants should be national security scholars with either functional knowledge in an area such as military strategy, terrorism, proliferation, insurgencies, and force planning, or expertise focusing on a specific country or region.
Required Qualifications and Competencies: Candidates should have a terminal degree in international relations or a related field and be qualified to be appointed at the full Professor level. SRD values expertise in policy analysis; the ability to produce high quality results under tight deadlines; the capacity to identify the high-leverage issues embedded in complex problems, familiarity with science and technology, ability to work effectively with the military, academia, and the private sector; a commitment to collaboration and teamwork; outstanding written and oral communications skills, and strong interpersonal and team building skills. Other desirable qualifications include experience with the Navy, the other military services, DoD, or other agencies involved in national security and knowledge of strategic/operational analysis and planning. This position requires the incumbent to maintain eligibility for a minimum Secret Security Clearance as a condition of employment.
Appointment and Compensation: The appointment is governed by provisions of 10 USC 7478 as delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, and the regulations of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that apply to “Excepted” appointments under Schedule A. For the successful candidate, the initial term of appointment is expected to be four years in length with provision for renewal dependent on level of performance. Chair terms cannot exceed eight years. Salary is dependent on the level of experience and is governed by the Secretary of the Navy’s Naval Faculty Salary Schedule. A U.S. Civil Service fringe benefit package is available.
Address Applications: The application should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates desiring to apply for this important position should send their application package by email to the Office of the Provost (Attention: Mr. Rick Menard), firstname.lastname@example.org, by the close of normal business on January 15th, 2013.
Address Applications: The application should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates desiring to apply for this important position should send their application package by email to the Office of the Provost (Attention: Mr. Rick Menard), email@example.com, by the close of normal business on January 15th, 2013
|Primary Category:||Maritime History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Diplomacy and International Relations
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