The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications the non-tenure track position of Faculty Associate - Research in the Department of Information Sciences (IS). While the search is broad, we are especially interested in candidates with an interest and/or experience in emerging areas of intelligent autonomous systems, data collection, analysis and mining, machine learning, collaborative learning, innovation processes, and the computational simulation of information and organization environments.
The primary duties associated with this position will be to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) and other senior researchers in the management and promotion of the multi-institutional semi-structured learning environments related to the Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX). Additional information about JIFX can be found at www.nps.edu/fx. Primary duties will focus on leading the design, coordination and execution of complex quarterly field experimentation events. Duties may also include assisting with student thesis work; provision of analytic advice and reports to partners, both on campus and off-campus; participation in research proposal writing; assisting with daily operations; participation in national conferences; participation in exchange of ideas with other established research and engineering centers; and regularly reporting on JIFX activities. Selectees are expected to assist the Principal Investigator with the teaching of portions of the related courses and of running laboratory sections related to field experimentation, collaboration and innovation. Applicants with field experience in military or humanitarian assistance experiments/operations are preferred as are applicants with experience interacting with very senior civilian and military leaders. Experience in leading large numbers of people from diverse backgrounds, to include foreign nationals, in complex undertakings is a must. Graduate level teaching experience is also required. This position involves extensive personal interaction with the research team and the JIFX community of interest so excellent personal skills and a friendly demeanor are required. This includes the ability to communicate effectively at both the leadership and deck plate levels.
The mission of the Department of Information Sciences (IS) 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 defense requirements in the areas of information sciences, systems, and operations. The Department maintains an internationally respected research program in selected areas of information sciences, systems, and operations, and has the capability of developing research programs in additional areas of information sciences that are required to support graduate education.. Our students are primarily military officers seeking Master’s degrees in defense-oriented IS topics. We also have a small Ph.D. program. Our students are capable, mature, and hard working. Our research addresses important and challenging problems in national security and we foster close collaborations with US Navy, Marine Corps and Department of Defense sponsors, as well as other universities. Additional information about our department can be found at http://www.nps.edu/is.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 20 June 2020. In your application package include your curriculum vitae, names of three references, and a sample of your published work, if any. Tell us in your cover letter why you are interested in this position and comment on your initial research goals, teaching interests, and capabilities.
Have a M.S. or M.A. from an accredited college or university.
Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office software suite.
Eligible 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.
Please forward your application package to Associate Professor Raymond Buettner, Information Sciences Department, Naval Postgraduate School, 1411 Cunningham Rd GW-3000, Monterey, CA 93943. Email: email@example.com.
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.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu
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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.