The Department of Defense Management at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) seeks applications for a Faculty Associate – Research position to support the Center for Modeling Human Behavior. NPS is a fully accredited graduate school whose students are drawn from the armed forces and civilian agencies of the United States and other countries. CMHB is an interdisciplinary research center integrating advances in psychology, social science, computer modeling, and efficient experimental design to develop and leverage complex human behavior models to address modern defense and security challenges.
The primary duties of the position will consist of working collaboratively to maintain and improve complex agent-based simulation models of human behavior in NetLogo. This will include general model improvements of existing models, designing and coding new model components, and research and experimentation with these models. It also includes participation in the development of research proposals, development of new models as new projects arise, improvement of model documentation, and dissemination of research through project reports and peer-reviewed publications. Performance of other typical faculty duties will also be required.
Master’s Degree or higher in a relevant degree program;
Demonstrated aptitude for scientific research;
Demonstrated ability to work with student researchers.
Additional Desired Qualifications
Competence in designing agent-based simulation models;
Development experience in NetLogo;
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines;
Experience working collaboratively on complex modeling projects;
Familiarity with general social science concepts;
Familiarity with simulation experimental design and data analysis concepts.
This is a non-tenure-track position. The initial appointment will be a part-time position lasting 1 to 3 years with the potential for renewal, and is subject to available funding. The position is eligible for telework. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a federal government position. Benefits and entitlements may be found at https://www.opm.gov.
Please send application to DDM Chair Ray Jones at BUSAPP@nps.edu including:
If currently in a PhD program: Letter of recommendation
Applications will be accepted beginning immediately and until December 11th, 2022.
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.)
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The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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.