Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Modern Russian History (Naval Postgraduate School)

Deadline: October 29, 2021

The Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor interested in research and teaching in the field of modern Russian history, with a specialization in security issues. Relevant expertise might include Russian military history/strategy, the Cold War, Russian technology issues, arms control, or military issues in Russia’s relations with NATO, Eastern/Central Europe, the Caucasus, or Central Asia. Candidates should demonstrate a strong potential for teaching excellence and scholarly research. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach introductory Masters-level courses on modern Russian history, Russian/Eurasian military strategy, and possibly modern European history, as well as courses in the candidate’s specific research specialty.

Minimum qualifications:

An earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution Evidence of teaching aptitude Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations Evidence of strong potential for scholarship leading to scholarly publications
Employment requirements:

U.S. citizenship is required

Background check and eligibility for a Secret-level clearance

Applications should include a CV, cover letter (including teaching and research interests), official graduate transcripts, and syllabi of relevant courses taught. Candidates should also submit up to three writing samples and three letters of recommendation. These confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted separately. ABDs are welcome to apply with the understanding that the award of a Ph.D. degree is a condition of employment. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 29, 2021. Expected start date is in the summer or fall of 2022.

Address applications and supporting materials electronically to the National Security Affairs Department at

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