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Distinguished Military Professor of Character

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Leadership, Ethics, and Law Department
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on January 19, 2018 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 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 U.S. Naval Academy’s Leadership, Ethics, and Law Department invites applications for The Class of 1972 Distinguished Military Professor for Character.  The Distinguished Military Professor for Character is a renewable term appointment in The Division of Leadership Education and Development and is scheduled to begin the Fall semester of 2018.  Responsibilities of this position will span both the ten-month academic year and the two-month summer intersessional period and include providing senior leadership for the Naval Academy’s Character Development program, coordinating closely with the Leadership, Ethics, and Law (LEL) Department to ensure that Midshipmen character development is complementary to the leadership and ethics core education, and teaching three sections of courses in the LEL Department each semester.  Additional responsibilities include managing the Midshipman 1/C Character Capstone seminars and preparing and training facilitators for those seminars, mentoring Midshipmen and junior officers, and providing support to other programs at the Naval Academy in your role as a Senior Fellow of the VADM James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, and other responsibilities as assigned.  Summer intersessional period responsibilities include development, execution, and assessment of the Plebe Summer Character Education Program and Character Speaker Series and the training and support of the Plebe Summer Midshipmen Character staff.

The position is for a three year appointment with the possibility of renewal.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  • Master's degree
  • Military Leadership experience 
  • U.S. Citizenship required


  • Significant operational experience, command, combat experience, and proven leadership skills.
  • Prior experience in teaching leadership and/or military ethics and in curriculum development.
  • Ph.D. is preferred


  1. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and name, email address , and phone number for  three references that address both teaching and research abilities to be sent to the search committee at,

  2. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 19, 2018 but the position will remain open until filled.


The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

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

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

Announcement: LEL-17-18-1

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

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