The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Defense Analysis Department (DA). NPS and the DA Department provide graduate education to military officers of the uniformed services, Department of Defense civilians, and members of the international defense community. The DA Department is an interdisciplinary department providing graduate curricula focused on analytic approaches to the study of defense, with particular emphasis on irregular warfare, information strategy, and political warfare.
The mission of the DA Department is to provide graduate education through qualitative and quantitative curricula to produce professionals with the advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to meet evolving national security challenges. The Defense Analysis Department is the academic home to approximately fifty tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty and staff employees. The duties of the chair include: providing strategic direction for the department; representing the department internally at NPS and externally to various educational, military, and research stakeholders; building and maintaining relationships with institutional and operational organizations across the joint force; engaging with and shaping the education of the nearly 150 students on board at any time; and fulfilling all administrative tasks associated with the supervisory role.
• Doctoral degree in a field connected to the study of irregular warfare and armed conflict, such as international relations, security studies, political science, history, sociology, economics, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, or related fields.
• Must be a U.S. citizen and capable of obtaining a security clearance.
• A proven record of scholarship, instruction, and leadership in the candidate’s field.
• Leadership experience in an academic organization.
• An academic record that would merit an appointment as a Professor with tenure upon arrival.
• Track record or demonstrable potential for building and maintaining collaborative relationships with institutional partners.
Additional preferred qualifications:
• Currently holding or be immediately eligible for a Top Secret clearance.
• Experience working in or with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience while tied to the federal government compensation policies for the position and location. 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.
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