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Assistant/Associate Professor, War Gaming Department
U.S. Naval War College
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
Type: Full Time
2 openings available.
Internal Number: VA#NWC-23-03
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 www.usnwc.edu.
War Gaming Department. The War Gaming Department (WGD) conducts research, analysis and gaming to support the requirements of the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the combatant commanders, the Navy component commanders, the Navy numbered fleet commanders, other Navy and Marine Corps commanders, the U.S. intelligence community and other departments and agencies of the U.S. Government. The desired effect is a program of focused, forward-thinking, timely and relevant research, analysis and gaming that anticipates future operational and strategic challenges; develops and assesses strategic and operational concepts to address those challenges; and assesses the risk associated with these concepts. You can learn more about the WGD at our webpage: https://usnwc.edu/Research-and-Wargaming/Wargaming.
Responsibilities. The War Gaming Department’s Division of Design and Adjudication seeks an experienced research designer with experience working in teams. The best qualified candidates will have the educational and experiential background relevant to developing games, experiments, modeling, and simulations for either educational or analytical purposes. Specific responsibilities include: developing research, analysis, and gaming to assess challenges with respect to the Navy and the Nation; conducting focused research, analysis, and gaming to help define future Navy challenges to support development of concepts of operations and innovation; assisting in the development of the Nation’s security; and supporting senior decision-makers on a wide range of operational and strategic challenges.
Qualifications. Qualified applicants must have an advanced degree from an accredited university. A Master’s Degree is required; a Ph.D. is preferred. Experience designing and executing research or analytical projects is also required. Communicating that work to a broad audience both orally and in writing is desired. Experience working on research teams (especially gaming, experimentation, modeling or simulation); analyzing or planning armed conflict; knowledge of the use of military force and US and international military capabilities, and concepts of operations are highly preferred. Additionally, desirable candidates will possess quantitative analytical skills (e.g., decision analysis; field experiments, operations analysis/operations research; data science and analysis; computational social science).
Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the TOP SECRET/SCI level. The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening test and random drug testing thereafter. Any current or prior military service should be described including assignments, positions held, highest rank attained, and dates of service.
Salary Considerations. Rank and salary commensurate in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule. 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. Career track determination (tenure, non-tenure) commensurate with experience and credentials.
Application Process. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-23-03 and submit their application package to: NWCfirstname.lastname@example.org. The application package must include: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae or resume; and (3) names and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm (EST) January 13, 2023.
Questions about this position should be directed via email to CAPT Quintin James, USN, Deputy Chair, War Gaming Department, at email@example.com.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement Safer Federal Workforce Task Force 2 pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
NOTICE OF VETERANS PREFERENCE: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to the excepted service; however, the Department of Defense considers veterans’ preference eligibility a positive factor for hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty") to their submissions. Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim 10-Point preference must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and supporting documents required for specific type of preference claimed. (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-Point Preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.opm.gov.)
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement dated to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The U.S. Naval War College provides professional military education programs as a graduate-level institution supporting the Navy’s Future Leader Development and Professional Military Education Continua. The desired effect is to create leaders who are operationally and strategically minded critical-thinkers and who are proficient in joint and interagency matters; and skilled naval and joint warfighters who are prepared to meet the strategic and operational level-of-war challenges.
The U.S. Naval War College conducts research, analysis and gaming to support the requirements of the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, the combatant commanders, the Navy component commanders, the Navy numbered fleet commanders, other Navy and Marine Corps commanders, the U.S. intelligence community and other departments and agencies of the U.S. Government. The desired effect is a program of focused, forward-thinking, timely and relevant research, analysis and gaming that anticipates future operational and strategic challenges; develops and assesses strategic and operational concepts to address those challenges; and assesses the risk associated with these concepts. The college will pr...ovide operational concepts, analytic products and briefings that provide knowledge to Navy and Department of Defense leadership to help shape and inform key decisions and contribute effectively to the public discourse on U.S. national security and defense policy.
The U.S. Naval War College conducts operational level-of-war activities to support the ability of the Navy’s Joint and Combined Force Maritime Component Commanders and Navy Component Commanders to function effectively in an era of technological change and peer competition as operational commanders. This effort includes support for joint force commanders, Navy component commanders, Navy numbered fleet commanders and type commanders as they engage in planning, analysis, assessment and wargaming to anticipate and address emerging and current warfighting requirements. The desired effect is to improve the capability of Navy commanders to lead maritime joint and combined forces along with their staff members to plan, execute and assess force employment options to function effectively as an operational level maritime staff and maritime operations center.
The U.S. Naval War College brings together flag, senior-level and intermediate-level naval leaders from other countries to foster understanding, encourage friendship and build greater trust. This increases the naval capabilities and capacity of allies and partners by educating their future leaders in techniques to conduct operational planning, methods for commanding and controlling coalition forces and strategies to address common challenges to maritime security and governance. The desired effect is to solidify relationships with America's maritime partners and foster greater interoperability with their naval forces.
The U.S. Naval War College fosters and supports development of ethical leaders across the Navy. This effort includes supporting Navy communities in their leader development and maintaining a strategy for leader development beyond major command. The desired effect is a fully integrated and Fleet-executed Navy Leader Development Continuum, which produces leaders of character who are prepared to lead effectively in the complex global security environment.