The Energy Academic Group (EAG) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications for a Non-Tenure Track research position –Geopolitical Energy Nexus Research Faculty Associate. The EAG seeks a candidate who can perform duties involving cross disciplinary work involving other faculty and students from multiple subject areas. This work will assist the Navy, Marine Corps, and, more broadly, the Department of Defense, meet critical operational energy needs and requirements. The Group's teaching and research programs are interdisciplinary, as are its faculty. Your role will support global energy issues and the nexus of energy and geopolitics research and education including research analysis, writing, and lecturing in the context of great power competition.
If hired, you will support research sponsored by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on operational energy related systems, resilient utilities, and energy infrastructure for military installations. Energy is the fundamental enabler of military operations. Operational energy is the base of the kill chain and a key consideration for military leaders and decision makers at strategic, operational, and tactical levels. Naturally occurring and anthropogenically driven events can lead to significant damage or disruption to critical energy systems from homeport/garrison through to the tactical edge. The EAG works with a broad range of experts from Federal agencies, US national labs, universities, and other partners on research and education that fosters energy readiness and resilience. The EAG in collaboration with other academic departments and centers at NPS are also leading research on the design and management of energy systems and infrastructure for both DoD expeditionary and weapon systems as well as installations to enable all mission essential functions and tasks.
Research activities at all levels of classification involve acquiring, producing, and managing a significant amount of data that needs to be analyzed, integrated with technical reports and educational content, shared within the constraints of appropriate controls, and explained to diverse stakeholders and students. This position supports these activities. Primary tasks and responsibilities include:
Assisting other faculty and researchers with developing Operational Energy research and educational content; specifically, geopolitical energy analysis in the context of great power competition.
Developing Operational Energy related case studies and content to be incorporated into courses as energy modules.
Briefing program sponsors on program progress on a monthly basis at the Energy Academic Group, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
Working with other faculty in managing research programs including tracking progress and deliverables and keeping team members informed on a monthly basis by written report.
Participating in research lines that support graduate education coursework and theses.
Integrating new research tools and/or knowledge into courses offered by NPS.
Assisting other faculty in the development research proposals for new work which meets the mission of the Navy.
Assistance on publishing data sets, reports, and research articles on critical infrastructure systems.
Assistance in writing grant applications and acquiring funding for future EAG and the Center for Combatting Hybrid Threats (CCHT) research
This is an extension of the advertisement with an original closing date of November 12th, 2021. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their applications to Alan Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15th, 2021. In your application package include your resume, a previously written product, and names of two references. Tell us in your cover letter why you are interested in this position and comment on your experience and capabilities.
Master’s degree in Economics, Political Science, International Relations or a related discipline that supports the research line and departmental thesis needs
Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills are required, as demonstrated through sample research papers, thesis chapters, published papers, or other expository written content dealing with electrical engineering subject matter. One sample of a previously written product is to be provided.
Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
Skilled in oral and written communication with demonstrated ability to work with student researchers.
U.S. citizenship is required.
Eligibility to hold a DoD security clearance.
Additional / Preferred qualifications:
Doctorate in related field
Ability to work independently to produce accurate and timely work in a busy, fast-paced environment.
Military and DoD civilian experience in related field
Experience living and/or working with experts in US Territories, islands, and military installations
Experience instructing or lecturing in geopolitics, energy resources, and/or economics
Experience working on power and energy-related projects.
Ability to work with others both as a superior and a subordinate.
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, either domestically and/or internationally.
Proficiency with database, research, and analysis tools.
The Naval Postgraduate School is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. The Naval Postgraduate School offers a competitive salary, start-up package, and benefits.
Full-time telework may be authorized.
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.
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...)
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.