Officer Faculty Opportunities  

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Opportunities exist for officers to serve as faculty members at the United States Naval Academy. Officers are assigned to the faculty in one of five capacities. Each is listed below.

Rotational Officer Faculty

The United States Naval Academy has opportunities for Navy and Marine Corps officers to serve as officer-instructors for tours of up to three years. Officers qualifying for duty in the divisions of Mathematics and Science, Engineering and Weapons, or Humanities and Social Science will have at least a master’s degree in a discipline appropriate to a subject they are teaching. Departments in which officers are sought include the following:

Division of Engineering and Weapons

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
  • Weapons and Systems Engineering

Division of Mathematics and Science

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanography
  • Physics

Division of Humanities and Social Science

  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Foreign Languages (Spanish)
  • Political Science

 


Interested Navy officers should contact their detailers.

Marine Corps officers should contact the Marine Corps staff secretary, CaptJohn Cisco at (410) 293-6304, DSN 281, or cisco@usna.edu.

Recalled Reserve Officer Faculty (Navy Only)

The U.S. Naval Academy has a need for qualified Navy reserve officers, especially at the ranks of LT, LCDR, and CDR, with at least a master’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline to instruct in designated academic departments for fall 2015 and to serve as outstanding military role models for midshipmen.

Recall Opportunities will be considered for the following disciplines: cyber security, information systems, and information technology; electrical engineering, computer engineering, general engineering, nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, naval architecture, ocean engineering, aerospace engineering, and control systems engineering; mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science, and oceanography; political science, economics, English, history, and foreign language (Spanish, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, or Japanese).  Interested Navy Reservists should email a cover letter that states which discipline(s) they are applying for and what makes them qualified for that position, an accompanying resume of experience (academic, professional, and naval experience, including any recent mobilizations, recalls, or extended active duty periods), and a full-length khaki photo to:

Email: reserve.recall@usna.edu
Reserve Recall Liaison Officer, CDR Schedel
United States Naval Academy, Code 11C
121 Blake Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-1300

Telephone: (410) 293-6513
DSN: 281-6513
Fax: (410) 293-2591

To receive full consideration, interested officers for Academic Year 2015-2016 should apply no later than December 15, 2014.  Officers selected will be recalled to active duty and assigned orders for an officer-instructor tour, not to exceed three years, commencing July 2015.  Recalled officers will remain on the reserve active status list and will remain eligible for promotion consideration before reserve selection boards.

Selections will be made only after USNA placement officers are confident that USNA billets will not be filled from the active duty pool of potential officer instructors.  Applicants will be made aware of their selection status by mid-April.  Final arrangements are contingent upon PCS funding being available through the Navy.

Permanent Military Professor

PMP officers help meet the demands for senior military instructors at USNA. Those officers are able to instruct and shape both entry level and advanced portions of USNA's curriculum. PMPs provide a stable source of officers with the appropriate professional experience and academic preparation to teach at both the basic and advanced levels at this institutions. In addition to affording greater staffing stability, PMPs also help provide recruitment, counseling, and mentorship for more rotational military instructors.

USNA is authorized up to 50 PMPs, consisting of at least 34 commander (O-5) billets and up to 16 captain (O-6) billets. PMPs selected to instruct at USNA not already possessing a relevant Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree shall attend designated civilian institutions, NAVPGSCOL, or Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) to obtain a PhD. Once designated as a PMP, PMP officers are obligated to remain on active duty through statutory retirement: 28 years of active commissioned service for O-5s and 30 years for O-6s.  For more guidance, please see OPNAV INSTRUCTION 1520.40B.

The Navy Administrative Message concerning the FY15 Permanent Military Professor selection board (052032Z MAR 14) has been released.

Listed below, are the Naval Academy Points of Contact for each gaining department.  If you are interested in applying as a PMP please get in touch with the point of contact listed below, who may be able to guide you in your application decision.

Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
USNA POC: CAPT Ken Ham, USN (410.293.6401, ham@usna.edu)
School & Website
Aeronautical Engineering - Air Force institute of Technology (AFIT)
Aeronautical Engineering (Rotorcraft Engineering) - University of Maryland
Astronautical Engineering - Naval Postgraduate School
Chemistry
USNA POC: CDR Robert Calhoun, USN (410.293.6601, calhoun@usna.edu)
School & Website
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University
University of California - Berkeley
Harvard University
University of Texas - Austin
Computer Engineering
USNA POC: CDR Owens Walker, USN (410.293.6153, owalker@usna.edu)
School & Website
University of Texas Austin
Carnegie-Mellon University
Stanford
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Computer Science/Information Technology
USNA POC: CDR MIchael Bilzor, USN (410.293.6820, bilzor@usna.edu)
School & Website
Naval Postgraduate School
University of Maryland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Carnegie-Mellon University
University of Texas - Austin
Stanford University
University of California - Berkeley
Economics
USNA POC: LCDR Jimmy Karem, USMC (410.293.6884, karam@usna.edu)
School & Website
Princeton
Stanford
University of Chicago
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
Electrical Engineering
USNA POC: CDR Owens Walker, USN (410.293.6153, owalker@usna.edu)
School & Website
Naval Postgraduate School
English
USNA POC: CAPT Mark Larabee, USN (410.293.6214, larabee@usna.edu)
School & Website
Yale University
University of Washington - Seattle
University of Texas - Austin
University of Illinois - Urbana
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Princeton University
Pennsylvania State University - State College
History
USNA POC: CDR Chris Rentfrow, USN (410.293.6257, rentfrow@usna.edu)
School & Website
University of California (any campus)

Yale University

University of Chicago
Duke University
Harvard University
University of Wisconsin
Princeton University
Leadership
USNA POC: CDR David Smith, USN (410.293.6017, dsmith@usna.edu)
School & Website
George Mason University (Industrial/Organizational Psychology)
Harvard University (Organizational Behavior)
St Louis University (Industrial/Organizational Psychology)
University of Maryland College Park (Military Sociology)
University of Maryland College Park (Organizational Psychology)
Mathematics/Operations Research
USNA POC: CDR David Ruth, USN (410.293.6703, druth@usna.edu)
School & Website
Naval Postgraduate School
 
Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering
USNA POC: CDR Linda Craugh, USN (410.293.6502, craugh@usna.edu)
School & Website
Mechanical Engineering - Naval Postgraduate School
Nuclear Engineering - University of Maryland
Naval Architecture
USNA POC: CDR David Robillard, USN (410.293.6422, robillar@usna.edu)
School & Website
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California-Berkeley
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Ocean Engineering
USNA POC: CDR David Robillard, USN (410.293.6422, robillar@usna.edu)
School & Website
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California-Berkeley
University of Delaware
University of Florida
 
Oceanography
USNA POC: CAPT William Schulz, USN (410.293.6563, schulz@usna.edu)
School & Website
Naval Postgraduate School
 
Physics
USNA POC: CDR Edward Tucholski, USN (410.293.6668, ejtuchol@usna.edu)
School & Website
Naval Postgraduate School
Political Science
USNA POC: CDR Paul Ling, USN (410.293.6848, ling@usna.edu)
School & Website
Harvard University
Princeton University
Stanford

Yale University

University of California-Berkeley
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
University of Rochester
Systems Engineering
USNA POC: CDR Tracie Severson, USN (410.293.6104, severson@usna.edu)
School & Website
Naval Postgraduate School

Junior Permanent Military Professor

JPMP officers help meet the demands for military instructors at the USNA. The JPMP program provides a stable source of officers in the grade of Lieutenant Commander with the appropriate professional experience and academic preparation to teach at the USNA.  

The JPMP component seeks post-department head URL or IDC Lieutenant Commanders with relevant master’s degrees and preferably with teaching experience to join the faculty of USNA.

USNA is authorized up to 40 JPMPs, consisting entirely of Lieutenant Commander (O-4) billets. Subject to individual's account funding, JPMPs not already possessing a relevant master’s degree may attend designated civilian institutions to obtain a master’s degree. Normally, competitive JPMPs should already be in possession of a relevant master’s degree at the time of application.  For more guidance, please see OPNAV INSTRUCTION 1520.40B.

FY16 Junior Permanent Military Professorselection board is available for reference. 

Listed below, are the Naval Academy Points of Contact for each gaining department.  If you are interested in applying as a JPMP please get in touch with the point of contact listed below, who may be able to guide you in your application decision.  


Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering

USNA POC: CAPT Ken Ham, USN (410.293.6401, ham@usna.edu

Chemistry

USNA POC: CDR Robert Calhoun, USN (410.293.6601, calhoun@usna.edu)

Computer Engineering

USNA POC: LCDR Jennie Wood, USN (410.293.6174, jwood@usna.edu

Computer Science/Information Technology

USNA POC: LCDR Christopher Hoffmeister, USN (410.293.6813, hoffmeis@usna.edu

Cyber Operations

USNA POC: LCDR Brian Connett, USN (410.293.6137, connett@usna.edu

Economics

USNA POC: LCDR Jimmy Karam, USN (410.293.6884, karam@usna.edu)

Electrical Engineering

USNA POC: LCDR Robert Schultz, USN (410.293.6162, rschultz@usna.edu

English

USNA POC: LCDR John Ryan, USN (410.293.6231, jryan@usna.edu

History

USNA POC: LCDR Joseph Slaughter, USN (410.293.6269, jslaught@usna.edu

Leadership

USNA POC: LCDR Kelly Welsh, USN (410.293.6548, kwelsh@usna.edu

Mathematics/Operations Research

USNA POC: LCDR Casey Rayburg, USN (410.293.6755, rayburg@usna.edu

Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering

USNA POC: LCDR Ethan Lust, USN (410.293.6503, lust@usna.edu

Naval Architecture

USNA POC: CDR David Robillard, USN (410.293.6422, robillar@usna.edu)

Ocean Engineering

USNA POC: CDR David Robillard, USN (410.293.6422, robillar@usna.edu)

Oceanography

USNA POC: CAPT William Schulz, USN (410.293.6563, schulz@usna.edu) 

Physics

USNA POC: LCDR Timothy Shivok, USN (410.293.6653, shivok@usna.edu

Political Science

USNA POC: LCDR Jessica Cleary, USN (410.293.6858, cleary@usna.edu

Systems Engineering

USNA POC: LCDR Brian Connett, USN (410.293.6137, connett@usna.edu

Graduate Education and Teaching (GE+T)

GE+T Baseline Instruction (OPNAVINST 1524.2)

NavAdmin Message on GE+T Program

Application Package Details:

1.  Application - fillable pdf (click here)

2.  Official Photo (click here for sample)

3.  Personal Statement - Addressing your reason for application to the GE+T program, how the program fits into your career goals, and your expectations with respect to the program.  Must use Standard Naval Letter Format, addressed to Commander, Naval Personnel Command (PERS 440F), via (1) Applicant's Commanding Officer (2) Applicant's Detailer

4.  Biography (click here for sample)

5.  Transcripts

6.  Chain of Command Endorsement (click here for sample)

7.  Additional Letters of Recommendation (not required)

Proposed Universities and Programs for USNA Graduate Education + Teaching Candidates,
Deadlines for the Fall Semester 2010,
and USNA Points of Contact (USNA DSN: 281-XXXX)

Aerospace Engineering
USNA POC: Associate Professor Eric Hallberg (410.293.6459) ehallber@usna.edu
School & Website Deadline Contact Number
University of Maryland - College Park 1 May 301.405.3457
English
USNA POC: LCDR J. Salinas  (410.293.6214) salinas@usna.edu
School & Website Deadline Contact Number
Georgetown University 1 April 202.687.7435
University of Maryland College Park TBD 301.405.3798
George Mason University 15 March 703.993.1160
Catholic University Rolling admission 202.319.5488
Chemistry
USNA POC: Commander L. Kennedy (410.293.6612) lkennedy@usna.edu
School & Website Deadline Contact Number
University of Maryland - College Park 1 February JaniceReutt-Robey
301.405.1807
University of Virginia 15 January

Susie Marshall

(434) 924-7014

Computer Science
USNA POC: Commander M. Bilzor (410.293.6820) bilzor@usna.edu
School & Website Deadline Contact Number
University of Maryland - Baltimore County 1 June 410.455.3500
George Washington University 202.994.7181
Naval Postgraduate School NPS curriculum #368 with minimum academic profile code of 325 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
USNA POC: Commander P. Vincent (410.293.6153) vincent@usna.edu
School & Website Deadline Contact Number
University of Maryland College Park 1 May 301.405.3681
University of Maryland Baltimore County 1 June 410.455.3500
Naval Postgraduate School NPS curriculum #590 with minimum academic profile code of 323
History
USNA POC: Commander M. Thaxton (410.293.6282) mthaxton@usna.edu
School & Website Deadline Contact Number
University of Maryland College Park Rolling admission 301.405.4267
American University Rolling admission 202.885.2401/ 2419
George Mason University Rolling admission 703.993.1248/ 1250
Mathematics: Operations Research
USNA POC: Commander J. Foraker  (410.293.6274) foraker@usna.edu
School & Website Deadline Contact Number
George Mason University Rolling admission Dr. A. G. Loerch
703.993.1657
aloerch@gmu.edu
Naval Postgraduate School NPS curriculum #360 with minimum academic profile code of 325
Mechanical Engineering
USNA POC: Commander L. Craugh  (410.293.6502)  craugh@usna.edu
School & Website Deadline Contact Number
University of Maryland College Park 1 May 301.405.4216
Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus 15 May 410.516.6451
University of Maryland Baltimore County 1 June 410.455.3330
Naval Postgraduate School NPS curriculum #570 with minimum academic profile code of 323
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
USNA POC: Commander D. Robillard (410.293.6422)  robillar@usna.edu
School & Website Deadline Contact Number
University of Maryland - College Park, Dept of Civil & Environmental Eng (MS) 1 May 301.405.7768  
University of Maryland College Park, Dept of Mechanical Eng (MS) 1 May 301.405.2410
Johns Hopkins University, Dept of Civil Eng (MSE or MCE) 16 Jan 410.516.8680
Johns Hopkins University, Dept of Mechanical Eng (MSE) 15 Dec 410.516.6782
Catholic University, Dept of Civil Eng (MCE) Rolling 202.319.5163  
Catholic University, Dept of Mechanical Eng (MME) Rolling 202.319.5170
Physics
USNA POC: Commander A. Lomax  (410.293.6614)  alomax@usna.edu
School & Website Deadline Contact Number
University of Maryland - Baltimore County 1 June 410.455.2513
Weapons Systems Engineering
USNA POC: Commander M. Hurni (410.293.6104) hurni@usna.edu
School & Website Deadline Contact Number
University of Maryland - College Park 1 May Graduate Program
University of Maryland Baltimore County 1 June CSEE or ME
Johns Hopkins 15 May
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