Assistant Professor of Ocean Engineering  

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department
DATE CLOSES: Open until the position is filled.


As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate university, the United States Naval Academy has its own unique niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented civilian faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for our naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.

Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.


The Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the United States Naval Academy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in ocean engineering. The Ocean Engineering Program is ABET-accredited and offers an undergraduate curriculum with specialty tracks in civil and environmental aspects of ocean engineering and in deep-ocean technology.


We seek candidates who can contribute to teaching and research in either of the specialty tracks, and who could teach in two or more of the following areas: ocean engineering design, ocean instrumentation, wave mechanics, environmental engineering in the oceans, and underwater vehicles or related aspects of deep-ocean engineering. Of special interest are qualifications that could support our design curriculum. 

Preference will be given for appointment at the Assistant Professor level; however, exceptionally well-qualified candidates with significant engineering design experience will be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level. Candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate level and to establish a program of sponsored research, making use of the Academy's world-class ocean engineering laboratories, which include two wave/towing tanks and a coastal engineering basin. As an institution dedicated to educating future naval officers, the Naval Academy seeks candidates who will be outstanding teachers and role-models for Midshipmen. 

The proposed starting date is August 15, 2014.



Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in ocean engineering, or in a closely-related discipline, such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or naval architecture with a demonstrated emphasis on ocean engineering.

U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status is preferred.


Applicants should submit a detailed C.V., a statement of their teaching and research interests, and names and addresses of three references to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michael P. Schultz ( 

Application review will begin on February 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. 

For additional information on the Ocean Engineering Program, see our web page at

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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