Assistant Professor of Strategy and Policy

U.S. Naval War College
  • Location
    Newport, Rhode Island
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 04

Position description

Launch your scholarly career in an interdisciplinary department teaching strategy to the next generation of military and national security professionals. The Strategy and Policy Department at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island seeks to fill an anticipated vacancy beginning in early July 2023 for a tenure-track assistant professor of strategy.

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. and selected international graduates earn Master of Arts degrees in National Security & Strategic Studies or Defense & Strategic Studies accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The College educates and develops future leaders through the development of strategic perspective, critical thinking, and cultural awareness, as well as enhancing the capability to advise senior leaders and policy makers. The College also helps to define the future Navy and its roles and missions; supports combat readiness; strengthens global maritime partnerships; and promotes ethics and leadership throughout the force. We are actively seeking candidates with diverse academic, demographic, and professional backgrounds. More information on the college can be found at

Strategy and Policy. Long recognized for its innovative curriculum and widespread influence on the study of strategy, the Strategy and Policy Department offers a challenging interdisciplinary education on strategy for students from all military services, various government agencies, and officers from over seventy-five countries. The Department’s multidisciplinary faculty presents exciting courses that synthesize strategic theory, historical case studies, and their application to pressing policy and strategy problems. Courses taught by the Strategy and Policy Department develop critical analytical skills for understanding the interrelationship of policy aims, strategy, and military operations through the teaching of strategic theory and both historical and contemporary case studies. The interdisciplinary nature of the strategy courses requires that faculty members develop a breadth of knowledge well beyond their primary area of specialization. You can learn more about the Strategy and Policy Department at our webpage:

Responsibilities. Specific responsibilities include teaching two distinctive core graduate-level courses on strategy over two trimesters, scholarly research and publication, collaborating in curriculum development, engaging in Department and College service, and the option of developing and teaching elective courses in areas of expertise. Teaching is primarily seminar-format with some lectures. The trimester system allows substantial time for research and professional development.

Qualifications. Since Strategy and Policy is an interdisciplinary department focused on the teaching of strategy, we are seeking candidates with a Ph.D. from disciplines related to Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, Political Economy, Diplomatic and International History, War Studies, Naval / Maritime History, Military History, or a related field. The Department is particularly interested in scholars in the above fields whose research interests focus on China or the greater Asia-Pacific region. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by 31 May 2023, be a U.S. citizen, and be capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level. Competitive candidates should have a promising scholarly agenda, teaching experience, and a desire to teach military and security professionals.

Salary. Rank and salary commensurate in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule for assistant professor. This compensation package is accompanied by a generous federal employee benefits package that includes health insurance with employer contribution, retirement savings plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits.

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