The Undersea Warfare Academic Group of the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for a faculty position as the Chair for Expeditionary and Mine Warfare (EMW). A PhD is not required, however an advanced degree in applied physics or an engineering discipline is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of the EMW mission. Much NPS Undersea, Mine, and Expeditionary Warfare, as well as Unmanned Maritime Systems research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and collaborative thesis and thesis equivalent research projects are conducted with engagement from a broad spectrum of Navy agencies, national and naval laboratories, and industry. The successful applicant will be expected to facilitate external communication between the school and The Expeditionary Warfare Division, OPNAV N95, Naval EMW activities, and industry, as well as internal communication between the multiple scholastic disciplines who have a part in the EMW problem. Opportunities to engage in graduate teaching may also be available with the requisite background and expertise.
The Expeditionary and Mine Warfare mission relies on technical expertise from many disciplines, including but not limited to: sensors, robotics and unmanned systems control, guidance and navigation, command and control, battle management, and defense analysis. The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has world-renowned experts in each of these fields, serving as instructors and researchers within their area of expertise. The objective of the EMW Chair is to link these instructors and researchers together to promote and guide a focused, interdisciplinary instructional and research program in EMW at NPS. The Chair will be the primary focal point for collecting NPS relevant research and providing solutions to the Sponsor N95, and also assist in linking EMW education and research at NPS to Naval current, and anticipated future, requirements.
At least a graduate degree in an appropriate academic area;
Extensive experience (typically 15 years or more) in decision making positions in mine warfare;
Evidence of potential to advise student theses based on comparable experience or aptitude;
Have strong ties into the OPNAV resource sponsors, PEO USC, Navy and Government Laboratories, ONR and/or relevant industry partners.
Must currently hold a Secret clearance and be eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information;
S. citizenship required.
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 July 31, 2020 to:
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.
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.
This position is not eligible for full-time telework.
NPS recognizes the continuing need for employees to pursue self-development while remaining updated on current changes in their fields of expertise. Eligible employees per NPSINST 12410.1B, may have an opportunity to apply for free admission and take NPS classes leading to an academic certificate, masters, or doctoral degree.
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.
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