Assistant Professor of Strategy and Policy

U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel
  • Location
    Newport, Rhode Island
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Sep 15

Position description

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.


  • **Refer to the "Qualifications" section of this Flyer for a summary.**

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • 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.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.


Qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand at time of starting employment. Since the Strategy and Policy is an interdisciplinary department focused on the teaching of strategy, we seek candidates from a variety of disciplines related to: 

  • - Political science: international relations, security studies, strategic studies, comparative politics, or related sub-fields. 
  • History: military, diplomatic, economic, international, naval, or related sub-fields. 
  • Political economy. 
  • Public policy. 
  • American Foreign Policy. Regional studies. 

Competitive candidates should have a promising scholarly agenda, teaching experience, and a desire to teach military and security professionals. .
Salary Considerations. Rank and salary commensurate in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule for assistant professor. 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. 

Responsibilities. Specific responsibilities include teaching graduate-level courses on strategy, collaborating in development of the common core curriculum, carrying out research and publication, engaging in College service, and the option of developing and teaching elective courses in areas of expertise. Teaching is primarily seminar-format with some lectures. The trimester system allows substantial time for research and professional development. The appointment is tenure-track. 

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications ( Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

A Ph.D. is required. See Qualifications section for further information on this requirement.

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