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The U.S. Naval War College. The U.S. 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

Writing and Teaching Excellence Center. According to its 1884 mission statement, “The War College is a place of original research on all questions relating to war and to statesmanship connected with war, or the prevention of war.” To achieve this mission today, and among other things, NWC students take graduate courses in strategy and policy, joint maritime and military operations, and theater and national security decision-making, as well as graduate elective courses covering a broad range of related topics. Through individual and group conferences organized around rigorous, structured, student-centered conversations, the NWC Writing Center, a part of the Writing and Teaching Excellence Center (WTEC), supports students in all aspects of their academic and professional writing development, helping students to excel academically during their time at the College and preparing students to serve at higher levels of command and staff afterwards. The Writing Center also provides support to NWC faculty seeking guidance related to the teaching of writing and/or integrating writing-intensive practices in their classrooms. Our experienced faculty have years of earned expertise in writing center work and across a variety of academic disciplines, including rhetoric and composition, creative writing, literary studies, history, and international relations.

Responsibilities. Primary responsibilities include conducting individual and group writing consultations, leading writing workshops, and maintaining currency and activity in the Instructor’s areas of scholarly or professional expertise. Additional duties include supporting Writing Center administration and assisting the Director, WTEC as needed and providing writing-related pedagogical and curriculum development support to College departments and faculty. Successful candidates will also be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the College, and to become acquainted during their time at the NWC with the needs of U.S. Navy leadership with respect to the strategic and operational, political and military, national and international security challenges under study at the NWC insofar as these inform the student experience and student writing across the NWC curriculum.

Qualifications. Qualified candidates must have an advanced degree from an accredited university. A Master’s degree in Diplomatic or International History, War Studies, Naval/ Maritime History, Military History, International Relations, Political Science, International Security Affairs, Political Economy, Regional Studies, Composition and Rhetoric, English, Literary or Language Studies, ESL, or related field is required, a Ph.D is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate an established history of work experience in (or in association with) a university writing center or writing program and/or an active commitment to writing-intensive, writing-based instruction at the university or higher level. Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the secret level.

Appointment. This appointment is governed by provisions of Section 8748, Title 10, U.S. Code as delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, and the regulations of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management which apply to “excepted” appointments under Schedule A. For the successful candidate, the initial term of appointment is expected to be three years in length with provision for renewal dependent on performance. Anticipated start date is April 2024. This is not a remote work position; however, the incumbent may be eligible for situational telework as determined by policy and the position requirements. The incumbent may be expected to travel on occasion.

Salary Considerations. Salary is $75,264 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.

Application Process. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-24-05 and submit their application package via email to: The application package should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no more than 50 pages in length), a statement of teaching philosophy that describes the applicant’s approach to writing pedagogy, and three (3) references. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm (EST), 8 March 2024.

Questions about the position should be directed via email to Dr. Amanda Rosen, Interim Director of the Writing and Teaching Excellence Center,

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/CV and attach supporting documentation (DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty") to their submission. 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 of the claimed disability (e.g., disability letter from the VA). The 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 Active duty members must submit a statement of service with their application.

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

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