U.S. Naval War College- Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow

Job Position: 
Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow
Academic Organization: 
U.S. Naval War College


The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the Nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. U.S. graduates earn a Master of Arts degree in National Security & Strategic Studies, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The College has four main goals: to educate future military and civilian leaders; to conduct research relevant to the Navy and the country; to ensure that naval officers are prepared to plan and lead joint and combined operations worldwide; and to strengthen international cooperation to ensure maritime security. More information on the College can be found at www.usnwc.edu.

Strategy & Policy Department: The Strategy & Policy Department courses use strategic theory, the history of war, and an examination of current-day conflicts to develop critical analytical skills for understanding the interrelationship of policy aims, strategy, and military operations. The interdisciplinary nature of the strategy courses requires that faculty members develop a breadth of knowledge well beyond their primary area of specialization. Additional details regarding the Naval War College and the Strategy and Policy Department curriculum can be obtained by visiting the Naval War College website at

Responsibilities: The post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship is a one year appointment renewable for a second year. The in-residence fellowship begins in August/September 2016. The position's teaching requirement is two seminars of the Strategy & War Course taught in the winter trimester from November to February (overall Ox2x0 load). Seminars average 12 professional students who are mid-career officers and civilian government employees. Seminars are team-taught by a civilian academic and a military faculty member. Expectations are high in both teaching and research.

Qualifications and Competencies: Qualified candidates must have a recent Ph.D. or have defended their dissertation at the time of appointment. A doctorate in International Relations, International Security Affairs, Political Economy, Regional Studies, Diplomatic and International History, War Studies, Naval History, or Military History is highly desired.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive at $55,000, with benefits, and $5,000 for research support.

Application Procedures: Applicants should reference V A#NWC-16-12 and forward their application package to: [email protected]. The application package should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a research proposal, writing sample (no more than 50 pages in length), and up to three teaching evaluations (where applicable). Applications must be received by March 31, 2016. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Michael Pavkovic, Chair, Strategy and Policy Department at: [email protected] or 401-841-7789.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.