The President, U.S. Naval War College, invites applications for the position of Dean of Academics in Newport, RI.
The U.S. Naval War College. The Naval War College (NWC) is a Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) 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 (NECHE). 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 and eventually serve as 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.
Dean of Academics. The Dean of Academics is responsible for establishing and enforcing suitable policies for the NWC’s resident JPME and associated graduate degree programs. The Dean of Academics reports directly to the Provost. The Dean of Academics oversees academic core departments, the electives program, the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School (MAWS) and the Advanced Strategist Program (ASP).
Responsibilities. The Dean of Academics provides leadership for the resident academic operations ensuring that resident JPME programs meet Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff (CJCS) Officer Professional Military Education Policy (OPMEP) accreditation standards and graduate degree programs meet NECHE accreditation standards. The Dean of Academics oversees and coordinates on all matters concerning JPME and master’s degree course curriculum and syllabi for the resident academic programs and collaborates with leaders of the NWC non-resident programs. The Dean of Academics also plays an essential role in the College’s Assessment Committee and leads implementation of the CJCS OPMEP outcomes-based military education (OBME) process. Under the oversight of the Provost, the Dean of Academics supervises recruitment, selection, hiring, assessment, promotion and tenure processes for resident academic faculty in assigned colleges, schools, departments and programs, and ensures integration of international students into resident JPME and graduate degree programs.
Qualifications. The President seeks candidates who are successful, proven academic leaders. An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in one of the following fields is required: international relations, international political economy, comparative politics, political science, operations research, information operations, leadership studies, psychology, philosophy, economics, international security affairs, regional studies, war studies, history, or a related, relevant field. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the mission the College accomplishes for the Navy and the Department of Defense, a strong background in teaching, extensive experience leading academic institutions (to include experience with professional military education), the ability to lead a diverse group of faculty and staff, and competence in financial/resource management. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and team-building skills and a commitment to diversity.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.
Appointment. The appointment is governed by provisions of 10 USC 8748 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 performance. Expected start date is summer 2023.
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.
Applications. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-23-11 and forward their application package to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 11:59 pm (EST) 30 May 2023.
Questions about the position or the institution should be emailed to Dr. Thomas Gibbons: email@example.com.
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 date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
The U.S. Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The U.S. Naval War College is a Professional Military Education 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.