Jobs and Fellowships

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.

The Naval Institute Press is seeking an Acquisitions Editor. Go to for more complete information.

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans has posted two positions. Click through for more complete information.

The U.S. Army War College is seeking a director for the U.S. Army Heritage & Center. Become a part of the largest graduate professional military education institution in the nation! This is a full-time faculty position as provided under Title 10 USC 4021. Initial appointment may be up to four years, the first of which may be a trial period. The appointment may be renewed in increments up to five years thereafter. Salary will be based on the selectee's academic credentials, experience, and professional accomplishments. Full details are available at


  • You will serve as Director of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC).
  • AHEC is a national resource comprising an extensive archive of soldier memoirs, photographs and unit records; a high-quality museum; and the largest library in the U.S. Army.
  • As part of the U.S. Army War College, AHEC provides historical support to graduate professional military education courses, engages with the American public, and supports national and international researchers.
  • You will provide leadership and strategic vision, plan, direct, and administer all programs and activities of the Center, including archival, library, museum, public and educational programs.
  • Manage a diverse workforce and organizational budget.
  • Maintain close working relationships with the other schools, centers, institutes, and programs that comprise the U.S. Army War College.
  • Develop cooperative relationships and partnership ventures with academic and other institutions in support of the AHECs mission and goals.
  • Conduct extensive public relations in support of the AHEC mission.
  • Work closely with the supporting non-profit Army Heritage Foundation.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

Required Documents
  1. Letter of application addressing the required KSAs and other qualifications, as listed in the QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED section above.
  2. Statement of vision (no more than two pages).
  3. Curriculum vitae or résumé.
  4. Academic Transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are required with your application submission. If selected you will be required to provide official copies of transcripts.
  5. List of at least four professional references (include full contact information). References must be disinterested, i.e., persons who can affirm the candidate's qualifications but have no stake in the outcome of the selection.
  6. A short narrative of one page or less that describes how you would contribute to an atmosphere of valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the U.S. Army War College through teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

If you claim veteran's preference, you must submit supporting documentation (i.e. DD 214 Member Copy 4, SF-15, Letter from the VA, etc).

The Department of History at Utah State University invites applications for a Temporary Assistant Professor of Modern European History with an emphasis in the 20th century and any region. They are looking for someone to teach existing upper-division courses, as appropriate to the candidate’s area of specialization and department needs. Possibilities include courses on the two world wars, imperialism, sport, and nationalism.

Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.
Full information at

The Charles Koch Foundation Foreign Policy Grants Team recently launched a new RFPs that will be of interest to SMH members. Their focus is primarily on supporting research with relevance to current U.S. foreign policy debates. All of these RFPs operate on a rolling basis and are open to scholars at all levels, including graduate students via their dissertation grants.

Foreign Policy -

Ending Endless Wars in the Middle East -

The Future of America’s Alliances -

Managing Relations with China -

Trade Policy -

U.S. Foreign Policy Dissertation Grants -

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:

Charles A. and Loyola M. Murphy Endowed Scholarship for the Study of 10th Mountain Military History

Recently, the 10th Mountain Foundation partnered with the family of WWII veteran, Charles Murphy (86-I) to create our first endowed scholarship for graduate students in military history.

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.

The Ronald Reagan Institute announces a new Postdoctoral Visiting Scholars Program for work that advances the political, economic, and national security ideas and values of President Ronald Reagan. Visiting Scholars will be selected based on the relevance of their research to these principles. Proposals will also be judged on the likelihood of completion of a book manuscript during the fellowship period. In addition to a stipend of $75,000, each scholar will receive an additional $5,000 for research related costs.


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