Assistant Professor of Military History

Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University
Virginia, United States
$115,797.00 - $118,026.00
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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Vacancies from this announcement may be filled at the following grade levels: AD-03.

This is a Solicitation of Interest to create a pool of qualified candidates to fill an excepted service position (Title 10) of Assistant Professor of Military History at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College (CSC), Marine Corps University. The Marine Corps Command and Staff College is located in Warner Hall on the campus of Marine Corps University on Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia located 35 miles south of Washington, DC.

The purpose and focus of effort of this Title 10 faculty position is to design, develop, coordinate, implement, instruct, and evaluate student performance in the functional area of War Studies within a Joint Professional Military Education curriculum. Candidates will educate US military, US government, and international students in the historical context for the enduring nature of war and the changing character of war.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized 

  • No

Key Requirements 

  • You must be a US citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (see


Major Duties:

  • Employs active adult learning methodology to prepare and deliver graduate-level lectures and seminars on a variety of topics to include the evolution of the art and science of warfare, the theory and practice of war, the range of military operations, and the evolution of the operational
  • Participates in the design, development, and synchronization of the College’s curriculum with regards to topics related to war
  • Advises and assists students in a graduate-level advanced degree program that includes the design of a research plan, the development of written essay, and the presentation of an oral
  • Participates in scholarly panel discussion and other academic outreach
  • Conducts publishable research within the applicant’s field of

Qualifications Required

The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain at least a Secret level security clearance.

Candidates should possess a doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in history, specializing in military history. Candidates should have teaching experience in a military and/or civilian educational institution.

Professional knowledge applicable to a wide range of duties with the broad functional areas of professional military education and academic administration is required, as is skill in using this knowledge in complex assignments that call for extended professional experience or graduate study. Candidates must be able to adapt and extend principles and practices to significant projects and problems for which there are no closely related precedents. Candidates must be able to independently plan, design, execute, and assess all aspects of assigned duties and responsibilities. Candidates must possess a multi-cultural understanding.

This opening will be filled under Title 10 Excepted Service, Assistant Professor, AD-03, salary range: $115797 - $118,026, which includes the current Local Market Supplement of 30.48%.

Pay and title will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and MCU pay setting.


Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcripts (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM’s General Policies for information on crediting education.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited education institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: 


  • Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
  • A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

How You Will Be Evaluated

The candidate’s background and experience will be evaluated by a selection committee against the criteria listed above. Selected candidates will be interviewed and finalists will have the opportunity to lead an evaluated seminar with CSC students and also lead a discussion with current faculty members and staff on the candidate’s scholarly interests.


Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and a 401K-type retirement plan.

Other Information

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre- employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy used E-Verify to confirm the employment of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

Relocation Expense Will Not Be Paid

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please submit a brief letter of interest with your curriculum vitae and current contact information to no later than Friday, April 23, 2021. For additional information or assistance, please contact Dr. Craig Swanson at (540) 419-5994 or via email at  

Or write:

Craig Swanson, PhD, Associate Dean of Academics
Marine Corps Command and Staff College
Marine Corps University
2076 South Street
Quantico, Virginia 22134

This announcement will close on Friday, April 23, 2021, and application package must be received by that date to be considered.

Required Documents

Resume (Curriculum Vitae) showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Please make sure your resume includes the following: your First and Last Name; current address; current email address; current phone number; and your work history (job titles, job duties and accomplishments, employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and phone number, starting and end dates (month/year), hours per week, and salary). If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment for that position. Note: If you submit more than one resume, only the last resume received will be reviewed.

Agency Contact Information 

Dr. Craig Swanson
Phone: (540)419-5994
Agency Information:                       

Marine Corps Command and Staff College
Marine Corps University
2076 South Street
Quantico, Virginia 22134

What to Expect Next

Within two weeks of the closeout date the selection committee will contact selected candidates to schedule interviews.