The Department of Operations Research (OR) of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications for a Non-Tenure Track, intermittent employee position of Faculty Associate - Education in Wargaming. Your role will be to assist with all aspects of wargaming education. The responsibilities will include conducting research into new wargaming educational techniques, developing instructional materials, assisting with the design of syllabi, and delivering instruction to students. Instruction will include one week of instruction in each section of OA4604 Wargaming Applications course taught during the academic year. There are typically two to three sections of OA4604 taught each year. Instruction may also include teaching week-long basic analytic wargaming courses as part of a two- or three-person Mobile Education Team (MET) in North America and overseas when the demand and associated resourcing exist. There is no minimum number of MET courses guaranteed to be taught each year, but it is anticipated that at least two and no more than ten basic analytic wargaming courses will be taught during an academic year. Instruction may also include teaching several two- or three-day advanced wargaming MET courses in North America and overseas when the demand and associated resourcing exists.
The OR Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, is the oldest and one of the largest OR departments in the nation. Our students are primarily military officers seeking Master’s degrees in defense-oriented OR topics. Our students are capable, mature, and hard working. The department has 47 faculty members, with 20 tenure track professors, who teach wargaming, combat modeling, stochastic modeling, statistics, data analysis, optimization, simulation, human systems integration, and human performance. Our teaching and the accompanying research addresses important and challenging problems in national security and we foster close collaborations with US Navy and Department of Defense sponsors, NATO, defense allies and partners, as well as other universities. Additional information about our department can be found at: https://my.nps.edu/web/or.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit their applications by January 31, 2018. In your application package, include your curriculum vitae and names of three references that can support your operational research and analytical wargaming experience. Tell us in your cover letter why you are interested in this position and comment on your experience and capabilities as related to wargaming.
Master’s degree in operations research, mathematics, or a related discipline.
A minimum of ten years’ experience in military operations research analysis.
A minimum of five years’ experience teaching analytic wargaming.
Knowledge of Soft OR techniques, including Problem Structuring Methods.
Willingness to travel and conduct week-long wargaming courses in North America and overseas.
Experience with wargaming facilitation.
Working knowledge of North Atlantic Treaty Organization doctrinal procedures and Codes of Best Practice.
Experience working with two or more of the following key English-speaking U.S. allies and partners: the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
Ability to work independently to produce credible educational materials in a busy, fast-paced environment.
Skilled in oral and written communication.
Proficient in office software.
Eligible to receive a ‘favorable determination’ as a result of a Single Scope Background Investigation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants with foreign education are 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.
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...)
Please forward your application package to Dr. Jeff Appleget, Wargaming Search Committee, Operations Research Department, Naval Postgraduate School, 1411 Cunningham Rd GL-239, Monterey, CA 93943. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org is preferred.
TheNaval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu.
About Naval Postgraduate School:
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.
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 wh...ich both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.