The Undersea Warfare Academic Group of the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position as the Chair for Undersea Warfare (USW). A PhD is not required, however an advanced degree in an engineering discipline is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of the USW mission. Much of 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 Commander, Submarine Forces and Director, Undersea Warfare Division (OPNAV N97), Naval USW activities, and industry, as well as internal communication between the multiple scholastic disciplines who have a part in the USW problem. Opportunities to engage in graduate teaching may also be available with the requisite background and expertise.
The Undersea 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 USW Chair is to link these instructors and researchers together to promote and guide a focused, interdisciplinary instructional and research program in USW at NPS. The Chair will be the primary focal point for collecting NPS relevant research and providing solutions to the Sponsor N97, and also assist in linking USW education and research at NPS to Naval current, and anticipated future, requirements.
At least a Master’s degree in an appropriate academic area;
A minimum of fifteen years of experience in decision making positions in undersea warfare;
Evidence of potential to advise student theses based on comparable experience or aptitude;
Must currently hold a Secret clearance and be eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information;
U.S. citizenship required.
Have strong ties into the OPNAV resource sponsors, COMSUBFOR, Navy and Government Laboratories, ONR and/or relevant industry partners;
This is a reposting of the advertisement originally posted on June 21st, 2021 due to a change in the telework policy. Applicants to the previous announcement need not reapply, your applications will be considered for this announcement unless a request to be removed is submitted.
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, 2021 to:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Telework may be authorized. Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.
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, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc...)
Additional Veterans’ information: If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website:
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.