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 Schools 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:
School of Engineering and Weapons
- Aerospace Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
- Weapons and Systems Engineering
School of Mathematics and Science
- Computer Science
School of Humanities and Social Science
- 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 email@example.com.
- Recalled Reserve Officer Faculty (Navy Only)
Permanent Military Professor (PMP)
The Permanent Military Professor (PMP) program was created in 1997 to establish a cadre of career naval officers with both doctoral degrees and extensive operational experience who would instruct at one of the Navy's education institutions until statutory retirement or until released from active duty. The program would specifically alleviate military instructor shortfalls at USNA, improve the educational background of military instructors and senior role models, strengthen military instructor presence at the Navy's education institutions, and provide viable opportunities for naval officers with doctoral degrees.
Current Selection Board Information: Application Announcement
For more guidance, please see OPNAV INSTRUCTION 1520.40B.
If you have additional questions about the Permanent Military Professor community, please contact CAPT Tracie Severson, USN, PhD (410.293.6111; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Junior Permanent Military Professor (JPMP) / Permanent Military Instructor (PMI)
Note: The JPMP program is being renamed upon the release of the next program instruction (pending).
PMI officers help meet the demands for military instructors at the USNA. The PMI 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 PMI component seeks post-department head URL or IWC Lieutenant Commanders with relevant master’s degrees and preferably with teaching experience to join the faculty of USNA. USNA is authorized up to 40 PMIs, consisting entirely of Lieutenant Commander (O-4) billets.
PMI program selectees compete for promotion in their current designator and are subject to the same promotion opportunity as other officers within their respective competitive category. Since PMIs serve at USNA for an extended period of time prior to their in-zone look for promotion to O-5, PMIs promote at significantly lower rates than their counterparts who stayed in the standard competitive category career path.
Subject to available funding, PMIs 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.
Graduate Education and Teaching (GET) Program
The GET program provides the USNA with unrestricted line officers who are qualified academically and professionally to serve as teachers and role models for our future officers and then return to the Fleet in career competitive assignments.
The program consists of active duty, warfare qualified unrestricted line officers serving as or selected to Lieutenant. Selectees will complete approximately 12 months of graduate education prior to reporting to USNA for two years of teaching. Master’s degrees will be obtained at the Naval Postgraduate School for relevant STEM disciplines. Subject to available funding, approval may be granted to attend designated civilian institutions in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. For more guidance, please see OPNAV INSTRUCTION 1524.2.
Current Selection Board Information: