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Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

LOCATION:

United States Naval Academy, Provost Office

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

Applications review will begin on January 16, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.    

ABOUT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY:

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 among American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose to develop the next generation of leaders for our 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 people from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply. 

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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Provost’s Office at the United States Naval Academy invites applications for the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (APAA) position with a start date as early as June 2024. The successful candidate will serve as part of the Provost's staff, facilitating strategic planning efforts at all levels within the Naval Academy and serving as the principal advisor to the Provost on all matters relating to the curriculum and student progress through the academic program. While primarily affecting the people and programs associated with the academic aspect of the USNA mission, the APAA also contributes in significant ways at the Yard-wide level.

The Office of the Provost is committed to the principles and practice of equity, diversity, and inclusion.  We are the executive team for an academic enterprise that uniquely comprises both civilian and military educators, dedicated to the Naval Academy’s mission of developing leaders to serve the nation. Vital to our mission is providing a vision and direction for the academic program, serving as role models and mentors for faculty and midshipmen, and collaborating within and across stakeholder groups. Our commitment to supporting faculty and midshipmen and our desire for excellence in all aspects of our work requires fostering an environment in which everyone is welcomed, supported, and inspired to share their diverse experiences, perspectives, and ideas. We seek an APAA who is eager to join a team of leaders and champions of these principles.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee all issues encompassing curricular matters, including academic schedule planning and execution, majors program management, advising, majors and core course offerings, final examination scheduling and execution, and classroom utilization and midshipman accountability
  • Work with the Faculty Senate curriculum committee, department chairs, and School and Division leaders to manage proposed curriculum changes and steward the USNA curriculum
  • Serve as supervisor of the Registrar, the Director of Academic Advising, and the Director of the Center for Academic Excellence 
  • Coordinate with the Deputy Commandant [military equivalent to Vice-Dean of Students] to address day-to-day student affairs as well as strategic planning
  • Teach at least one class per year
  • Serve in all other duties that may be assigned by the Provost

This is an on-site, 12-month compensation model, federal excepted service position with an initial three-year appointment, full federal benefits (Benefits (opm.gov)), and compensation commensurate with experience. 

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum:

  • A doctorate in an academic discipline that qualifies the individual to teach at USNA

We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience or demonstrated interest in some or all of the following areas:

  • Significant experience with university-level curricular and academic administrative processes
  • Evidence of leadership and administrative aptitude
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references to the APAA Hiring Committee at apaa-search-2024-group@usna.edu 

Please note:  Applications will be reviewed beginning on 16 January 2024 and the position will remain open until filled.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • All Civilian Excepted Service/Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation. The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication.  The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.  More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

Optional Demographic Information Request

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to rsharps@usna.edu. This form is optional; your responses will not be shared with the hiring committee or anyone involved in the hiring process.

Announcement: PROV-23-24-1

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

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