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Class of ’67 Leadership Research Fellow

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Leadership Education and Development Division
APPLICATION TIMELINE: Application review will begin on January 29, 2018 and will remain open until filled.


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The Leader Education and Development (LEAD) Division at the United States Naval Academy is seeking a Class of ‘67 Leadership Research Fellow for an August 2018 to May 2019 appointment.  This fellowship is targeted for established academic faculty on sabbatical and talented post-docs.

This position is a 10 month gift funded residential research fellowship to collaborate with USNA faculty in support of an institutional approach to leadership research. The Naval Academy is developing a longitudinal, big data research paradigm facilitated by a leader development portal and integrated with experiential leader development efforts intended to capture trait, behavior, relationship, and performance data at several points during the Midshipmen’s Academy experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and advise in design and execution of research projects being executed by Naval Academy faculty and in support of institutional leadership research efforts
  • Provide advice on research content and methodology in support of developing requirements for the leader development portal.
  • Support ad hoc faculty and curriculum development efforts based on areas of expertise (e.g., faculty brown bags, curriculum review discussions)
This is a full-time, in-residence fellowship that includes office space, computer facilities, library privileges, conference travel support, and a competitive salary. Benefits (health, retirement, etc) are not offered. 



  • Master's degree in a relevant field.
  • Must have demonstrated success in quantitative research methods.
  • U.S. Citizenship


  • The ideal candidate will have a P.h.D. in the social sciences.
  • Established record of publishing in the leadership domain.
  • Experience with specialized methodologies, such as assessment centers, social network analysis, meta-analysis, etc.


  • Applicants should submit a cover letter to include curriculum vita, relevant transcripts for post-doctoral candidates, and a research interest statement and arrange for three letters of reference be sent to the chair of the hiring committee, CDR Kevin Mullaney, at
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning January 29, 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.

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Announcement: LEAD-17-18-2

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

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