Professor of Maritime Secuirty & Governance

U.S. Department of the Navy
  • Location
    Newport, Rhode Island
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
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  • Posted
    Jun 26

Position description

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.


Duties and Responsibilities. For many decades, one of the principal missions of the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) has been to strengthen the U.S. Navy's global maritime partnerships. This is done through outreach, research and education designed to increase the capability and capacity of the country's maritime partners. The Maritime Security and Governance Staff Course (MSGSC) is a five-month long program for mid-grade career naval officers from smaller navies and coast guards around the world. It offers operational-level exposure to the most pressing maritime security challenges of the modern era. The course begins with a strategic assessment of the contemporary role of navies and coast guards, with a focus on the promotion of maritime security and governance. Next, constabulary operations are examined in depth as are the concepts that support them, such as the law of the sea, international cooperation, and interagency coordination. The curriculum is delivered through discussion in seminars, immersion in realistic practical exercises, and travel to naval facilities and maritime agencies around the country. Students also participate in the Field Studies Program that provides them with an understanding of American institutions, values and way of life. The incumbent will teach the MSGSC course with duties including conducting classroom instruction; reviewing and evaluating student products, examinations, and other written and verbal assessments, including performance during practical exercises; developing curricula; performing educational administrative functions for the department; and performing various types of service to the College, including academic research.

Qualifications. Essential qualifications include a Master's Degree from the NWC or an advanced degree in international relations, national security affairs, or a related field from an accredited university, and relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: international law of the sea; contemporary naval operations; terrorism and counter-terror operations, transnational organized crime; piracy; maritime law enforcement; marine safety; marine resource protection; international naval cooperation; interagency coordination; the Blue Economy.

Desirable qualifications include a Ph.D., J.D. or another terminal professional degree. Operational or staff experience in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard is important, but not mandatory. Research, analysis or wargaming experience in the maritime domain is also considered highly desirable, as is prior teaching experience at the university level. Additionally, experience working collaboratively with peers in a learning environment, as well as experience creating a professional seminar atmosphere that enhances student educational outcomes is desired. Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.

Salary Considerations. Salary is competitive and 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. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule and NWC policy.


A Master's Degree from the U.S. Naval War College or an advanced degree in international relations, national security affairs, or a related field from an accredited university.

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