The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for a faculty position as the Chair for Ship Design. A PhD is not required, however an advanced degree in naval architecture, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, or applied physics is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of the ship design process. They will be expected to facilitate external communication between the school and the Naval Sea Systems Command technical offices, Naval Surface Warfare Centers, and industry; as well as internal communication between the multiple scholastic disciplines who have a part in the ship design process. Opportunities to engage in graduate teaching may also be available with the requisite background and expertise.
Naval ship design relies on technical expertise from many disciplines, including, but not limited to: naval architecture, structural mechanics, guidance and navigation, command and control, systems engineering, survivability, optimization, national security affairs, operations research, oceanography and meteorology. NPS has world renowned experts in each field, serving as instructors and researchers within their area of expertise. However, NPS lacks an individual assigned to oversee the education of ship design as a system-of-systems, who understands the interrelations, and can pull a common string to coordinate efforts across the disparate subjects. The objective of the Ship Design Chair is to link these instructors and researchers together to promote and guide a focused, interdisciplinary instructional and research program at NPS.
The Chair will facilitate internal and external communication, relevant research, and strategic alignment related to Ship Design. The Chair will be the primary focal point for collecting NPS relevant research and providing solutions to the Sponsor. The Chair will also assist in linking ship design education and research at NPS to Navy’s current, and anticipated future, requirements. This is a re-advertisement that was originally posted on February 28th, 2020.
a graduate degree in naval architecture, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, or applied physics;
extensive experience (typically 15 years or more) in the field of practice;
demonstrated reputation in the community of practice for specialized domain expertise; and
evidence of teaching
Must be able to independently support research programs complementary to work being conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School;
Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations based on comparable experience or aptitude;
Have strong ties into NAVSEA 05, Naval Warfare Centers, OPNAV resource sponsors, PEO Ships and PEO USC program offices, ONR and/or relevant industry partners;
A letter of application including CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and addresses of three or more references should be sent by June 30, 2020 to:
Prof. Garth Hobson
Chair and Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance and be eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.
U.S. citizenship required.
This position may or may not be eligible for telework.
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS.
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: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, Veteran’s preference is treated as a positive merit factor for NPS faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to NPS positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.
Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 730-4042210
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