The Department of Information Sciences (IS) of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications for multiple tenure track positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Exceptional candidates may be considered for appointment at a more senior level. A PhD is required upon start date, and degrees in Information Sciences or closely related fields are preferred for the breadth of teaching required within the department. Applicants must show excellent research potential, are expected to develop an externally funded research program including the ability to lead research teams, and must have a strong commitment to graduate teaching.
The Department of Information Sciences is part of the Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences and has a long history of excellence in analyzing the role of information in decision-making, the modeling of cyber-physical systems and field experimentation, specifically in the areas of information systems and supporting technologies, networks, coordination and control for unmanned systems, cloud computing, and cyber and information warfare to include information theory. While the search is broad, we are especially interested in candidates with interests and experience in the rapidly developing areas of robotics and autonomous systems; human-machine teaming; data science and analytics; cyber-physical infrastructure, to include database management, network architecture and systems, decision support systems, and enterprise architecture; machine learning; collaborative learning; the computational simulation of information and organization environments; and the economics of information. Strong candidates with expertise in complementary areas are encouraged to apply.
The mission of the Department of Information Sciences at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, is to provide in-residence graduate education, as well as a continuum of career-long learning opportunities, in support of cutting-edge defense requirements in the areas of information sciences, systems, and operations. The Department maintains an internationally respected research program and has the capability of developing research programs in additional areas of information sciences that are required to support defense and security-related graduate education. Our students are primarily military officers seeking master’s degrees in defense-oriented IS topics. We also have a thriving Ph.D. program. Our students are capable, mature, hardworking, and have unique operational experience. Our research addresses important and challenging problems in national security, and we foster close collaborations with US Navy and Department of Defense sponsors, other federal sponsors, as well as other universities and industry partners. Additional information about our department can be found at http://www.nps.edu/is.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 10 February 2020. In your application package include your curriculum vitae, names of three references, and a sample of your published work. Tell us in your cover letter why you are interested in this position and discuss details of your research goals, teaching interests, and background/capabilities.
Please forward your application package to Faculty Search Committee, Information Sciences Department, Naval Postgraduate School, 1411 Cunningham Rd GW-3006, Monterey, CA 93943. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org is preferred. 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.
Earned doctoral degree in Information Sciences, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, quantitative Social Science, or a closely related field.
Noteworthy publication record.
Evidence of excellent teaching ability or aptitude.
Interest in supporting a key portion of the department’s broad instructional needs.
Interest in advising masters theses and doctoral dissertations.
U.S. citizenship is required.
Eligibility to hold a DoD security clearance.
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 employer.
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 Naval Postgraduate School is the premier defense-and-security-oriented graduate research institution. For additional information about NPS, please refer to our website at http://www.nps.edu.
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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.