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Chair, National Security Affairs Department-U.S. Naval War College

10 Aug 2017 2:22 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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The President, U.S. Naval War College, invites applications for the position of Chair, National Security Affairs Department.

The U.S. Naval War College: The College is a Professional Military Education institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. The student body consists of members of all the Services, interagency civilians, and international officers. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to award a Master of Art Degree in Defense and Strategic Studies for the College of Naval Command and Staff and a Master of Art Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies for the College of Naval Warfare. The College is dual accredited by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to award certification in Joint Professional Military Education Phase I & II.

The National Security Affairs Department: The National Security Affairs Department educates strategically minded, critical thinking, ethical leaders capable of effectively communicating sound decision making in the joint, interagency, and multinational environments. The department educates students in contemporary security studies as a key element of the Naval War College Curriculum. The department employs a multi-disciplinary approach, synthesizing selected concepts from economics, political science, strategy, leadership, psychology, management, anthropology, and other related disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Chair of the National Security Affairs Department, working under the supervision of the Dean of Academics, provides leadership for all aspects of the Department’s operations including: curriculum development; academic outreach; engagement with the wider civilian and PME academic world; 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 seamless integration across College departments.

Qualifications: The President seeks candidates who are successful, proven leaders in the academic world. A candidate’s accomplishments must merit appointment as a full professor at the College. An earned Ph.D. in one of the following fields: international relations, political economy, regional security studies, foreign policy analysis, U.S. foreign policy, leadership studies or a related field and a record of scholarly excellence are required. The successful candidate must have a strong background in teaching, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated experience leading and managing a diverse group of faculty. A highly desirable candidate should have strong team building skills and experience in developing innovative approaches to curriculum and teaching methodology.

The position requires that the successful candidate must be capable of obtaining and maintaining a Secret security clearance.

Applications: Applicants must reference VA#NWC-17-31 and forward their application package to: The application package must include: (1) cover letter and (2) curriculum vitae (with names and contact information for three references). Applications will be accepted until 30 September 2017.

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