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Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor (National Security)


United States Naval Academy, Political Science Department


Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 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 Political Science Department invites applications for the Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor of National Security position to begin as early as December 2021. USNA is a service academy and top tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. Past incumbents have been recognized and seasoned national security experts who have added perspective and depth to their students’ academic experience.  An important aspect of this position is that we are seeking a candidate with significant experience at the highest levels of national security, government, civil-military relations, diplomacy, or international relations.   

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ability to lead upper level political science courses related to topics such as: civil-military relations, environmental security, international law, regional security, terrorism, cybersecurity, executive privilege, arms proliferation and arms control.  Among the position’s objectives are assisting midshipmen with research, offering seminars and lectures across the Department and the Naval Academy, and inviting guest speakers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach at a minimum two sections of upper-level political science electives related to the incumbent’s expertise in national security.

  • Advise and mentor midshipmen from diverse backgrounds with research, to include honors program students as appropriate.

  • Coordinate lectures and guest speakers for both the Political Science Department and the Naval Academy.

This is a 10-month federal excepted service position with an initial two year academic appointment, with the potential to renew for an additional two years.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 



  • A master's degree in political science or closely related field
  • Experience at the highest levels of national security, government, civil-military relations, diplomacy, or international relations.


  • Ph.D. in political science or closely related field, or J.D. 


  1. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three references that address teaching and professional background in national security to be sent to the Class of 1960 DVP Search Committee, Department of Political Science, at


  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement. Further information can be found at:

  • Please indicate in your application materials if you do or do not acknowledge and understand this requirement.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2021; the position will remain open until filled.


U.S. Citizenship Required

Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exception is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.

All Civilian 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. Background investigations for non-US Citizens often require up to two years to complete, and for non-US Citizens the background check must be complete before employment can begin.  More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here


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: POL-21-22-2

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

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