CID - Employment Opp - Faculty Associate

Faculty Associate - Research

Vacancy Announcement for a Full-Time position within the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Infrastructure Defense.

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Infrastructure Defense (CID) invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position in the Operations Research (OR) Department as Faculty Associate - Research at the AD-1 or AD-3 level. The selected candidate will support the development and maintenance of web-based tools and applications for critical infrastructure vulnerability and resilience. 

NPS CID has several active research projects that require ongoing web development and maintenance, including online databases, web-based interactive games, and web-based infrastructure analysis tools. Associated games and tools generally start as research products written in Python or R and are translated into web applications written in JavaScript/TypeScript, HTML, and CSS, containerized and tested in Docker, and deployed on AWS or Azure Cloud. NPS CID is seeking a candidate with the ability to integrate into this pipeline to ensure games and tools are developed to support long-term research and training goals, deployed on time for research use, debugged and functioning during training and data collection activities, and maintained at regular intervals.

Strong candidates for this position will have experience in both research and web development settings alongside knowledge of programming languages, software, and systems described above. 

A background in operations research, computer science, applied mathematics or related field is preferred. Knowledge of data management and modeling for critical infrastructure (e.g., electric power, fuel, water, transportation, telecommunications, or supply chains), including geographic information systems (GIS) and network optimization is highly beneficial.

Specific knowledge of the following will additionally strengthen your application:

  • Typescript and JavaScript
  • Angular Web Development Framework
  • Docker container development and deployment
  • Web technology (HTML, CSS, WebSockets, NodeJS)
  • AWS Cloud Development Kit, Lamba Functions, Elastic Container Service, DynamoDB
  • GIS applications such as QGIS, GeoServer, LeafletJS, and OpenLayers
  • Git repository

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizens, 18 years of age or older, at the time of application
  • For the AD-01 level: Have completed an undergraduate (B.A., B.S. or equivalent) degree at an accredited institution of higher education in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline, or have demonstrated commensurate experience working in a STEM field.
  • For the AD-03 level: Have completed a graduate (M.A., M.S. or equivalent) degree at an accredited institution of higher education in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline, or have demonstrated commensurate experience working in a STEM field.
  • Familiarity with office automation software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Able to work independently on assigned tasks in between meetings with supervisor. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Python.  Demonstrated experience writing code interfaces between different tools and/or developing graphical user interfaces for an analysis tool (e.g., Dash, R-Shiny, JavaScript / TypeScript, AWS, Azure).
  • Experience with geographic information system (GIS) data and/ornetwork analysis of critical 
  • Experience with mathematical modeling and optimization with commercial solvers, especially in Python (e.g., Pyomo, PySP, Gurobi, CPLEX).

Interested parties are encouraged to submit their applications.  Review of applications will start on April 9th, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.  Your application package should include a cover letter stating how your experience qualifies you for the position, a curriculum vitae, and two references sent to:

Daniel Eisenberg, PhD
Center for Infrastructure Defense
Operations Research Department
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943


Presence on campus is not required but is encouraged; remote telework may be authorized. 


About CID (

The NPS Center for Infrastructure Defense leads research that supports the continued operation of critical military and civilian infrastructure systems in the presence of failure, natural disaster, adversarial attack, and surprise. CID supports interdisciplinary senior scholars to work with highly motivated students and develop detailed analyses and implementation plans for lifeline infrastructure systems like electric power, fuel, water, transportation, telecommunications, and supply chains. CID scholars and alumni serve as trusted advisors to the military, government, and private sector on issues surrounding critical infrastructure protection and resilience.

About NPS

The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School provides relevant and advanced educational and research experience to commissioned officers of the Naval Service to increase their combat effectiveness and enhance the security of the United States. In support of this mission as well as to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the U.S. Department of the Navy (DoN) foster and encourage an academic program of relevant and meritorious naval research. NPS research supports the needs of the Navy and the U.S. Department of Defense while also building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School. For more information about NPS, visit:

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