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Call for Editor – War in History
Call for Applications

Published quarterly, War in History is a peer reviewed journal that publishes articles on war in all its aspects: economic, social, political, military, environment(al) and technology including the study of naval forces, maritime power and air forces, as well as more narrowly defined military matters. There is no restriction as to period.

Outgoing co-Editor Prof Phillips O'Brien (University of St Andrews, UK), is seeking to handover co-editorship after several years leading the journal forward. The new co-Editor will join current co-Editors Prof Mary Kathryn Barbier (Mississippi State University, USA) and Dr Mathilde von Bulow (University of St Andrews, UK) to make up the editorial team. The journal is published four times a year in print and online at

Responsibilities of the editorship include:
  • Contributing to the strategic development of the Journal
  • Managing and developing the Editorial Board
  • Actively soliciting submissions and identifying opportunities for special issues
  • Managing the receipt and peer review of scholarly submissions, liaising with authors, and exercising responsibility for the selection and revision of articles
  • Liaison with Sage Publications, ensuring the delivery of copy according to agreed production schedules, and reviewing article proofs for OnlineFirst publication.
We envision the new Editor to start from July 2024, with a handover period to ensure a smooth transition. An editorial remuneration is offered, and the Publisher is seeking an initial 3-year commitment.

Essential Requirements:
  • Significant experience as a historian and author of scholarly works on study of conflict
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet responsibilities effectively, and meet deadlines
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work well in a team
  • Good organizational abilities.
Sage invites expressions of interest by 31st May 2024. Those interested in making an application should send a brief CV supported by a letter that outlines their experience and ability to perform the role. Expressions should specifically address the applicants’ aims and vision for the Journal over the term of editorship.

All enquiries and expressions of interest should be directed via email in the first instance to:

Miriam Hodge, Senior Publishing Editor

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
Strategy & Policy Department. The Strategy & Policy Department is renowned for its use of a multi-disciplinary case study approach to integrate history, strategic theory, political science, economics, and security studies to critically analyze historical and contemporary conflicts. The Strategy & War and Strategy & Policy courses challenge students to grapple with the complex interrelationship of grand strategy, policy aims, national and coalition strategy, and military operations. Additional details regarding the Naval War College and the Strategy & Policy Department curriculum can be obtained by visiting the Naval War College website at: Strategy & Policy Department.
Responsibilities. The position is in the Strategy & Policy Department at any rank from Assistant to Full Professor with duties including: conducting classroom and online instruction; lecturing as required, reviewing and evaluating student essays, examinations, and other written and verbal assessments; developing curricula; performing various types of service to the College; traveling to, and lecturing at, nonresident seminars around the country as required; and performing educational administrative functions as required. The Strategy & War and Strategy & Policy courses are currently taught in the fall and winter trimesters from August to March. Each case study involves a slate of three-to four-lectures delivered to the entire course followed by seminars averaging 12 students who are mid-career officers and civilian government employees. Sections are team-taught by a civilian academic and a military faculty member. Anticipated starting date is Summer 2024.
Qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D., and a significant record of teaching and scholarship. A Ph.D. in Diplomatic or International History, War Studies, Naval/ Maritime History, Military History, International Relations, Political Science, International Security Affairs, Political Economy, Regional Studies, or a related field is highly desired. Expertise in North, East, Central, and/or South Asia is particularly desirable, but not required. Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.
Salary Considerations. Salary is competitive 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. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule and NWC policy. This is a tenure track position. 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.
Application Procedures. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-24-08 and forward their material as one application package via email to: The application package should include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample (no more than 50 pages in length), (4) names and contact information for three references, and (5) three signed letters of recommendation. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm (EDT), 10 May 2024. Signed letters of recommendation can be sent independently of the application package and should be sent via email to (preferred method) or be mailed via post to:
Strategy & Policy Department
U.S. Naval War College
686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI 02841-1207
ATTN: Laura Cavallaro
Questions about the position should be directed via email to Dr. Marybeth P. Ulrich, Chair of the Strategy & Policy Department at:
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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While the Foundation anticipate these RFPs being open long-term, they do reassess their priorities on an annual basis. All open RFPs can always be found on this webpage:

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Applicants need not be 10th Mountain descendants, but they do need to be studying about the Division. and its related units.
This $5,000 scholarship granted once per recipient and celebrates the devotion to education that Charles Murphy and his wife Loyola brought following his return from Italy and his is 31 years of teaching and coaching.

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