Jobs and Fellowships
U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE SEEKS A POSTDOCTORAL TEACHING AND RESEARCH FELLOW
NWC FELLOWSHIP, STRATEGY & POLICY DEPARTMENT
The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the Nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. U.S. graduates earn a Master of Arts degree in National Security & Strategic Studies, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The College has four main goals: to educate future military and civilian leaders; to conduct research relevant to the Navy and the country; to ensure that naval officers are prepared to plan and lead joint and combined operations worldwide; and to strengthen international cooperation to ensure maritime security. More information on the College can be found at www.usnwc.edu.
Strategy & Policy Department: The Strategy & Policy Department courses use strategic theory, the history of war, and an examination of current-day conflicts to develop critical analytical skills for understanding the interrelationship of policy aims, strategy, and military operations. The interdisciplinary nature of the strategy courses requires that faculty members develop a breadth of knowledge well beyond their primary area of specialization. Additional details regarding the Naval War College and the Strategy and Policy Department curriculum can be obtained by visiting the Naval War College website at http://www.usnwc.edu/Departments---Colleges/Strategy-and-Policy.aspx.
Responsibilities: The post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship is a one year appointment renewable by the Strategy and Policy Department for a second year. The in-residence fellowship begins in August/September 2018. The position’s teaching requirement is two seminars of the Strategy & War Course taught in the winter trimester from November to February (overall 0-2-0 load). Seminars average 12 professional students who are mid-career officers and civilian government employees. Seminars are team-taught by a civilian academic and a military faculty member. Expectations are high in both teaching and research. Anticipated starting date is August 2018.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have a recent Ph.D. or have defended their dissertation at the time of appointment. A doctorate in International Relations, International Security Affairs, Political Economy, Regional Studies, Diplomatic and International History, War Studies, Naval/Maritime History, or Military History is highly desired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a secret security clearance.
Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive at $58,323, with benefits, and $5,000 for research support. A relocation incentive may be authorized.
Application Procedures: Applicants should reference VA#NWC-18-08 and forward their application package to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application package should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a research proposal, writing sample (no more than 50 pages in length), and up to three teaching evaluations (where applicable). Applications must be received by 20 April 2018. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Michael Pavković, Chair, Strategy and Policy Department at: email@example.com or 401-841-7789.
Active duty members may apply under this announcement but are subject to eligibility requirements of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW). Active duty members must submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide branch, 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 for consideration if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days after being submitted with your 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 Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is offering the following Grant Opportunities in conjunction with the Eleventh Annual ASMEA Conference being held November 1 - 3, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
The ASMEA Research Grant Program (https://asmea.nonprofitcms.org/c/conferences/7/pages/researchgrant) seeks to support research on topics in Middle Eastern and African studies that deserve greater attention. Applicants may submit paper proposals on any topic as long as it is relevant to the five qualifying topic areas outlined on our website and constitutes new and original research. Grants of up to $2500 will be awarded. Successful research grant applicants are required to present their research at the Eleventh Annual ASMEA Conference and provide ASMEA the right of first refusal for potential publication in our peer-reviewed Journal of the Middle East and Africa.
Separately, ASMEA is offering two conference Travel Grant (https://asmea.nonprofitcms.org/c/conferences/7/pages/travelgrant) opportunities. The first is for scholars of the Middle East and the second is intended for scholars of Africa focused on the world of Islam, Islamism, and related issues in the continent. Funds provided through this program may be used to cover expenses associated with attending the ASMEA Annual Conference. Up to $750 will be awarded to successful applicants.
Applicants can apply for both grants but will only be awarded one. The application deadline for both grants is April 15, 2018.
Graduate Students - The Tenth Mountain Division Foundation has just established a new scholarship. The Military History Scholarship is open to any graduate student (MA or PhD level) that is conducting a study that directly relates to "the US Army's 10th Mountain Division and affiliated units, from 1941 through the current active-duty actions, or to the post WWII contributions of these soldiers." The award is for $5,000.
The deadline is April 30.
The scholarship is #3 on this list: http://www.tenthmountainfoundation.org/?page_id=18