The Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for a faculty position as a Faculty Associate-Research (AD-5) in the Energy Academic Group (EAG). This position will be non-tenure track. The position will work with a variety of disciplines across NPS, the Navy and DOD and help to bridge the gap between science and policy relevant to climate security, energy security and energy resilience. The position is also expected to support the development of relevant curricular material for the education of future Navy and DOD leadership.
The mission of the Energy Academic Group is to assemble and maintain an interdisciplinary group of NPS faculty and staff that provide coordination and awareness of the group’s energy activities at NPS. These “three pillars” include Education, Research, and Outreach.
An earned graduate degree in a discipline that supports the research line and departmental thesis needs;
Extensive background and knowledge in the assigned subject matter area and a record of conducting scientific research involving new or emerging technologies or principles;
Demonstrated ability to lead project efforts and to work with student researchers.
An earned PhD or equivalent, preferably in an area that is part of NPS’s educational and/or research programs, such as energy security or climate and national security.
Candidates should have relevant experience, within industry, non-profit organizations, government, or higher education, in developing and delivering programs and curricular material and executing research in the areas of:
Intersection of operational energy, climate and national security;
Impacts of climate change on operations, including platforms, systems and energy availability;
Participating in working groups creating climate security policy at the national and international levels;
Engaging DoD, Navy and Marine Corps leadership to identify climate security needs and developing partnerships to answer such needs; and,
Supporting the effort to build climate security and unmanned systems policy at NPS and incorporate it into NPS curricula and designated training and education programs.
Candidates must provide evidence that they have the capability of developing and delivering programs and curricular material, executing research, and publishing and presenting in the areas of: Intersection of operational energy, climate and national security; impacts of climate change on operations, including platforms, systems and energy availability; and technology and policy related to unmanned systems.
Candidates must show experience in building partnerships among diverse disciplines and professions.
Graduate-level teaching or professional training experience in classroom and/or virtually.
A letter of application including CV, brief statement of research interests (max 1 page), and two letters of recommendation should be sent by October 7, 2022 to:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience based on federal government Administrative Determined (AD) pay scale including locality adjustments. Relocation and recruitment incentives will not be offered. Presence on campus is not required; telework may be authorized. The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu
NOTE: Veterans Preference: Veteran’s Preference does not apply to Title 10, Excepted Service Administratively Determined Faculty positions. However, if you believe your military experience is applicable to the qualifications of the position, you must identify your relevant military experience on your resume to receive consideration for that service.
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.