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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, US NAVAL WAR COLLEGE MUSEUM
NATIONAL, NAVAL, MARITIME
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR
(AD-1701-03/05/07)
 

The Naval War College (NWC) is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. U.S. graduates earn a Master of Arts degree in National Security & Strategic Studies, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The College has four main missions: Educate and Develop Leaders; Support Defining the Future Navy and Associated Roles and Missions, Support Combat Readiness, and Strengthen Global Maritime Partnerships. More information on the college can be found at www.usnwc.edu.

Center for Naval Warfare Studies: The Director of Maritime History Department (MHD) and Executive Director of the NWC Museum currently fall under the Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS). CNWS serves as the nexus for broad-based, advanced research on the naval contribution to a national strategy. The Center produces scholarship and original research and fosters critical and innovative thinking on current and evolving operational challenges of importance for the Navy and the nation. While the department is part of CNWS, support to the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies and the Dean of International Programs is an integral aspect of role of the Director of the MHD and a core mission for the department. The Director ensures broad support from the MHD to all of NWC’s activities and departments.

Maritime History Department: The Maritime History Department manages and directs the Naval War College’s maritime history research and sea service heritage programs throughout the College. It serves as the central resource and contact point in matters relating to maritime history and has particular responsibility for implementing and coordinating the College's research and writing program in this area. The Department also provides the interface between NWC, the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), and the NWC Museum. The position works closely with the Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History, who serves as the College’s senior academic expert in the field of maritime history.

Responsibilities: The new hire will report to the Dean of the CNWS. The Director will be expected to support the Department’s history and research agenda as well as research into the NWC’s other maritime history needs as established by the Dean of CNWS, the Provost and the President of the NWC. The Director’s areas of responsibility include historical research in global and U.S. maritime history, NWC command and local naval history, occasional maritime history publications, occasional maritime history conferences, commemorative events, history fellowships and prizes, and oral history. Additionally, the Director will also serve as the Executive Director for the NWC Museum and will provide the interface between the NWC, NHHC and the NWC Museum. In this role, the new hire will be expected to provide advice and support to the Museum’s Managing Director, guide the establishment of museum policy, develop ongoing and special exhibits and coordinate with the College the use of the Museum in executing the College’s mission consistent with the NWC-NHHC MOU.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have a terminal degree from an accredited university in one or more of the following areas: history, international relations, strategic studies or a related filed. The position requires demonstrated experience working in maritime history programs that provide research, education, and information presentation.

A Ph.D. in history is greatly preferred. A background and demonstrated familiarity with museum operations, historical exhibit development, maritime historiography, historical research methods, and archiving are all highly desirable.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a Department of Defense SECRET security clearance.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive and is accompanied by a generous Federal Civil Service package that includes health insurance, pension and retirement saving plans (with employer matching contributions), paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted through November 4, 2016. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-17-02 and submit their application package electronically to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The application package should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae or resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three references. Any current or prior military service should be described including assignments, positions held, highest rank attained, and dates of service. Questions should be directed to Prof. James Kraska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2017 conference in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, March 30. The theme of this year's conference is “Chinese Military History in Global Context,” which is understood to include topics relating to foreign influences on China, Chinese influences elsewhere, China’s involvement in global conflicts, and comparative studies. Papers may address any historical period from antiquity to the present. As usual, papers are not required to address the conference theme; proposals on other subjects related to the military history of China and other East Asian countries will be considered as well.
 
The time and place of the 2017 CMHS conference were chosen to facilitate participants' attendance at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Military History (SMH), which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront from March 30 to April 2 (with panels beginning on Friday, March 31). Although there is no registration fee for the CMHS meeting, attendance at the SMH conference requires separate registration and payment of applicable fees. For more information about the 2017 SMH conference, please visit <http://www.smh-hq.org/2017/2017annualmeeting.html>.
 

CMHS conference attendees will be eligible for the SMH rate for hotel rooms provided they register to attend the SMH as well.

If you are interested in presenting at the CMHS conference, please send your name and contact information, a paper abstract of no more than 250 words, and a brief C.V. to David Graff by November 1, 2016.

David A. Graff
Department of History
208 Eisenhower Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 785-532-6730
Fax: 785-532-2045

Interested non-presenters, especially scholars attending the SMH conference, are also welcome to attend the CMHS conference.

 
Volume 5.1 of the Journal of Chinese Military History will be published later in June. It will include four book reviews and the following articles:
 
Alan Baumler, "Keep Calm and Carry On: Airmindedness and Mass Mobilization during the War of Resistance"
 
M.A. Butler, "Mapping Culture: Battle Array Schemas(Zhentu) in Middle Period China"
 
CMHS members may access the journal online by going to the society's Web site (www.cmhsociety.org), logging in there with their previously assigned CMHS username and password, and clicking the journal link in the Members Area. Please note that there is no need to log in again at the Brill Online site. If you have not yet been assigned a username and password or encounter any other problem, please contact David Graff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for assistance.
 
When you are in the Members Area, please refrain from changing your password or altering the user profile in any way. These actions may inconvenience other members who are trying to access the site and will certainly create hassles for our volunteer webmaster.

Issue 4.2 of the Journal of Chinese Military History has just been published. It includes the following articles:

journal cover smallTonio Andrade, "The Arquebus Volley Technique in China, c. 1560: Evidence from the Writings of Qi Jiguang," 115-141.
Eric Setzekorn, "Jiang Baili: Frustrated Military Intellectual in Republican China," 142-161.
Pingchao Zhu, "'Disgraced Soldiers': The Ordeal of the Repatriated POWs of the Chinese Volunteer Army during the Korean War," 162-200.
It also contains book reviews by Nicole Elizabeth Barnes, Danke Li, Harry Miller, Shu-hui Wu, and Robin Yates.

CMHS members may access the journal online by going to the society's Web site (www.cmhsociety.org), logging in there with their previously assigned CMHS username and password, and clicking the journal link in the Members Area. Please note that there is no need to log in again at the Brill Online site. If you have not yet been assigned a username and password or encounter any other problem, please contact David Graff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for assistance.