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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Chemistry Department
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on November 13, 2017 and will remain open until filled.


The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own unique niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for 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.

The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development.  We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

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 Chemistry Department at the U.S. Naval Academy invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin the Fall semester of 2018.

While the search is open to all areas of chemistry, candidates with a background in organic or inorganic chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply.  The successful applicant must be strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level and will be expected to teach general chemistry and upper level chemistry courses on a rotating basis.  In addition, the candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program which includes supervision of undergraduate researchers.



  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field (anticipated completion of degree no later than July 1, 2018).
  • United States Citizenship required.


  • Postdoctoral experience and/or prior teaching experience is desirable but not mandatory. 


All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation.  These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here


  1. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of recommendation that address both teaching and research abilities to be sent to Chair of the Chemistry Department at

  2. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 13, 2017 but the position will remain open until filled.

  3. Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position.

Announcement: CHEM-17-18-1

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

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