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Officer Faculty Opportunities

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, Capt John 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 2019 and to serve as outstanding military role models for midshipmen.

Recall Opportunities will be considered for the following disciplines: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, Naval architecture, ocean engineering, and control systems engineering; computer/cyber science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, political science, English, history, and foreign language (German and Chinese, primarily).

Only three documents are needed to apply: a cover letter stating which discipline(s) you are applying for and what makes you qualified for that position, an accompanying civilian resume of experience (academic, professional, and naval experience, including any recent mobilizations, recalls, or extended active duty periods), and a full-length khaki photo.  Once you have these documents, go to https://www.usna.edu/ReserveRecall/index.php, submit the questionnaire and upload your documents.  Your application will be reviewed for completeness and the board will convene in January.

Most of the questions you may have regarding this opportunity will be answered in the FAQ.  If you still have questions please contact the USNA Reserve Liaison Officer:

Email: reserve.recall@usna.edu
Reserve Recall Liaison Officer, LCDR Atwood
United States Naval Academy, Code 14B
121 Blake Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-1300

Telephone: (410) 293-6165
DSN: 281-6165
Fax: (410) 293-3943

To receive full consideration, interested officers for Academic Year 2019-2020 should apply no later than December 15, 2018. Officers selected will be recalled to active duty and assigned orders for an officer-instructor tour, not to exceed three years, commencing July 2019. 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)
This section is under revision.  If you have questions about the Permanent Military Professor community, please contact CAPT John Freymann, USN, PhD (410.293.6282; freymann@usna.edu).
Junior Permanent Military Professor (JPMP)

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 available funding, JPMPs not already possessing a relevant master’s degree may attend designated civilian institutions to obtain a master’s degree. For more guidance, please see OPNAV INSTRUCTION 1520.40B.

If you have questions about the JPMP program, please contact CAPT John Freymann, USN, PhD (410.293.6282; freymann@usna.edu).



Graduate Education and Teaching (GET) Program

Introduction and Instruction:

The GET Program provides USNA with unrestricted line officers qualified to serve as teachers and role models in various academic disciplines. The program provides for one year of graduate education at a selected civilian institution in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area, followed by a two-year teaching assignment at USNA.

GET Instruction (OPNAVINST 1524.2)

Application Package Details:

1.  Application - fillable pdf (UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE EDUCATION AND TEACHING (GET) PROGRAM APPLICATION)

2.  Official Photo (Officer Photo)

3.  Personal Statement - Addressing your reason for application to the GET 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 (Sample Biography Template)

5.  Transcripts

6.  Chain of Command Endorsement (Chain of Command Endorsement Document)

7.  Additional Letters of Recommendation (desired, not required)

POC:  If you have questions about the GET program, please contact CAPT John Freymann, USN, PhD (410.293.6282; freymann@usna.edu).

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