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Assistant Professor (German)

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Languages and Cultures Department
DATE CLOSES: Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017 and will continue until position is 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 distinctive 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 Languages and Cultures Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2018. The area of specialization is open to any aspect of German language, literature, or culture. Our usual teaching load is three courses per semester, with small class sizes and two preps. Additional duties include mentoring, research, and departmental or campus-wide service.



  • Ph.D. in German language and literature (or related field).  Candidates should expect to complete their Ph.D. by July 1, 2018.
  • Native or near-native fluency in German
  • US Citizenship is required.


  • Ability to teach and carry out research in a second foreign language or area, including but not limited to French, Russian, Chinese, or Portuguese.  


All civilian 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, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, teaching statement, and documentation of teaching experience, including syllabi and student evaluations. The teaching statement should describe cultural competencies and experiences that can engage a diverse student body. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation that address both teaching and research abilities. 

2. All items should be submitted online to

  • Selected candidates will be interviewed at the MLA Convention in NYC.           
  • Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

Submit an optional 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: LC-17-18-1

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

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