Naval War College, Strategy and Policy
Chair, Strategy and Policy
|Location:||Rhode Island, United States|
|Position:||Administrator, Department Chair, Full Professor|
U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
CHAIR, STRATEGY AND POLICY DEPARTMENT
The U.S. Naval War College invites applications and nominations of qualified candidates for the position of Chair, Strategy and Policy Department.
The Institutional Setting: The College is a Professional Military Education institution serving the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense, and the Nation. The student body consists of members of all the Services, civilians from governmental agencies, and officers from many partner nations. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to award a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to award Joint Professional Military Education Phase I and Phase II.
The Strategy and Policy Department:The Strategy and Policy Department educates strategically minded leaders, skilled at conducting critical analysis and in making sound judgments in the joint, interagency, and multinational decision making environments. The strategy courses are rigorous and challenging, designed to educate students to think strategically, in a disciplined, analytical, and original manner, in preparation for leadership positions. Students master the meaning of a wide range of classical and contemporary strategic concepts. With intensive reading and seminar requirements, students undertake in-depth assessments of case studies involving all types of wars, critically analyzing decision making by real world, strategic leaders. The courses on strategy are considered the very best in professional military and graduate-level education, serving as a model for educational programs on strategic studies offered at major research universities.
The Position: The Chair of the Strategy and Policy Department, working under the supervision of the Dean of Academic Affairs, provides overall leadership and management for all aspects of the Department’s operations, including curriculum development, academic outreach, engagement with the wider civilian and PME academic world, setting long-range goals, and faculty recruitment, retention and development. The Chair oversees the preparation, review, management, and execution of the Department’s annual budget. The Chair is responsible for working closely with the College’s leadership, fostering and maintaining cooperative relationships with other departments and programs, and encouraging the seamless integration among resident and non-resident faculty and academic programs.
Required Qualifications and Competencies: The College seeks candidates who are successful, proven leaders in the academic world. Candidates must be qualified to hold the appointment of full professor at the College. An earned Ph.D. and a record of scholarly attainment are required. The successful candidate must have a strong background in teaching, familiarity with the curriculum presented by the Strategy and Policy Department and of related scholarly fields, the ability to lead and manage a diverse group of faculty, and an understanding of the unique student body at the College. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and team building skills. The position requires that the successful candidate must be capable of obtaining and maintaining a Secret security clearance.
Appointment and Compensation: The appointment is governed by provisions of 10 USC 7478 as delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, and the regulations of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that apply to “Excepted” appointments under Schedule A. For the successful candidate, the initial term of appointment is expected to be four years in length with provision for renewal dependent on level of performance. Chair terms cannot exceed eight years. Salary is dependent on the level of experience and is governed by the Secretary of the Navy’s Naval Faculty Salary Schedule. A U.S. Civil Service fringe benefit package is available. Expected start date is no later than the summer 2013.
Address Applications: The application should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates desiring to apply for this important position should send their application package by email to the Office of the Provost (Attention: Mr. Rick Menard), email@example.com, by the close of normal business on January 15th, 2013.
|Primary Category:||Maritime History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Diplomacy and International Relations