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Assistant Professor of Chemistry


United States Naval Academy, Chemistry Department


Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the 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 Chemistry Department at the United States Naval Academy invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin the Fall semester of 2019. The successful applicant must be strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level and will be expected to teach general chemistry in the institution’s core curriculum and upper-level chemistry courses in our ACS-certified chemistry majors program. The department is very interested in applicants who can serve as mentors and role models to our highly diverse student body. In addition, the candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program which includes supervision of undergraduate researchers. The search is open to all areas of chemistry. Candidates with a background in organic chemistry and related fields are particularly encouraged to apply. Also, candidates in all areas who can take advantage of the department’s significant capabilities beyond routine analytical instrumentation including access to DoD High Performance Computing centers, an X-ray diffractometer, high-field NMR, MALDI-TOF MS, con-focal Raman Spectrometer, con-focal fluorescence microscope, AFM, and access to a scanning electron microscope are also encouraged to apply.

This is a 10-month, tenure-track federal excepted service position. The initial contract period is for three years. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related field is required (anticipated completion of Ph.D. no later than June 2019 is acceptable).
  • U.S. Citizenship required


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


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

In your application materials, be sure to address how your experiences in teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and/or service might support the Naval Academy’s commitment to positively impacting a diverse student body including students from underrepresented or underserved populations.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2018. 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.  Background investigations for non-US Citizens often require up to two years to complete. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here

Announcement: CHEM-18-19-1

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

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