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Military Modeling and Decision Theory

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Department of Defense Analysis
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
The Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, is seeking to fill a tenure-track position, open as to rank, in military operational modeling and analytical decision-making methods. The preferred candidate will have teaching experience at the undergraduate level, at a minimum, and a publication record in deterministic and stochastic modeling, and both decision and game theory, preferably with defense applications. The candidate must have an interest in interdisciplinary research and willingness to work with a cross-disciplinary faculty in the areas of irregular warfare, campaign design, network analysis, operational art, and strategic decision-making. Evidence of the ability to pursue a program of innovative research and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education is required. Position responsibilities include teaching, research, and thesis oversight. NPS follows a quarter system, and the normal teaching workload for tenure-track faculty is four courses per year. 

The Naval Postgraduate School is located on the central coast of California in Monterey, 115 miles south of the heart of San Francisco. NPS provides graduate education to an average at any given time of 1,500 resident military officers of the uniformed services, Department of Defense civilians, and members of the international defense community, as well as other select professionals employed by the federal government.

The Department of Defense Analysis offers a MS in Defense Analysis and a MS in Information Strategy and Political Warfare. Home to an average of 150 in-residence graduate students, a cross-disciplinary teaching and research faculty of 40 personnel, and three research centers, the Department of Defense Analysis provides the critical thinking skills necessary for future national security leaders to deal with the complex operating environments of the 21st Century. Additional information about our programs and faculty can be found at <>.

Minimum qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Management Science, Mathematical Modeling, Statistics, Economics, or other related field.
U.S. citizenship. Must be eligible for a security clearance.
Strong publication and teaching record in the above fields.
Candidates should have at least three years of experience in teaching mathematics at the college level.
Additional preferred qualifications (Document any relevant experience in these areas as well as your success in the classroom):

Experience teaching graduate students or junior/senior level undergraduate electives.  
Teaching and research expertise in applied Game Theory.
Teaching and research expertise in network analysis.
Operational experience in either the US military, intelligence or interagency communities.
A successful candidate will demonstrate excellent judgment, effective leadership, strong team-building skills, and pedagogical expertise.
The position is now open. Candidates should submit the following materials to Dr. Sean Everton at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>, email subject heading: “Military Modeling.” Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2017, or until the position is filled, and should include:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Three letters of recommendation (that specifically address teaching)
Research statement
Sample of a published article
Teaching statement
Teaching portfolio (should include a sample lesson, assignments, or handouts and highly recommended to include a link to a videoed teaching sample)
Dr. Sean Everton, Chair, Mathematical Modeling and Decision Theory Search Committee, Department of Defense Analysis, 589 Dyer Road, Room 203, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 93943.

Do not send paper applications.

Salary is highly competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Relocation expenses, including recruitment/relocation incentive, may be authorized in accordance with applicable regulations.

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: <>. For more veterans’ preference information, visit: <>.

The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at <>

Sean F. Everton, PhD
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