Academic Dean and Provost,
DATE CLOSES: November 8, 2013
ABOUT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY
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.
In pursuit of academic excellence, the Naval Academy fosters an
educational environment that supports and encourages midshipman learning
and critical thinking through innovative teaching methods that address a
variety of learning styles. We seek outstanding civilian and military
faculty and staff from all segments of society, and provide them with
the necessary support resources to enable midshipmen to achieve academic
success. Our goal is to provide a stimulating environment that instills
a passion for lifelong learning and imbues our midshipmen with the
intellectual curiosity and analytical rigor needed to be in the
forefront of technological advances and global understanding in a
rapidly changing and diverse world.
The Naval Academy's English Department invites applications for a tenure track faculty position. Appointments at all ranks will be considered, but the preference is for junior faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will begin in the Fall of 2014. In addition to a specialty in English Medieval Literature, welcomed subspecialties include Film, Ethnic and Minority Literatures other than African American, Gender Studies, Digital Humanities, and Rhetoric.
Tenure-track faculty teach at all levels of the curriculum, including sections of our Freshman Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature sequence. While this sequence is required of all our first-year students, we individually design our own sections. The Naval Academy also has a comprehensive major in English. We are especially interested in candidates who have the ability and desire to teach writing within the context of literature courses.
The typical teaching responsibility is 9 hours per semester (1 section upper-level literature course and 2 sections of Freshman literature and composition)
MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
A Ph.D. in literature by August 2014 is required, with expertise in English Medieval Literature.
HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION
Applications in the form of a cover letter and a CV including professional experience relevant to the position should be sent electronically to Mark McWilliams, email@example.com, by November 8, 2013.