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Learning Specialist (Mathematics/Physics)


United States Naval Academy, Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence


Review of applications will begin on May 17, 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 Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for a Mathematics/Physics Learning Specialist.

As a Mathematics/Physics Learning Specialist in the CAE, the successful candidate will assist students learning mathematics and physics by integrating learning strategies and the development of mathematics and/or physics skills into supplemental courses, reviews, and tutoring.  The Mathematics/Physics Learning Specialist provides instruction in courses designed to support students who may experience difficulty with mathematics or physics.  The Mathematics/Physics Learning Specialist may also serve as an instructor as coordinated and approved by the Director of the CAE and the Department Chair(s).  This 10-month, non-tenure track position, is a 3-year contract with possibility of renewal, and will require weekly evening tutoring and/or reviews.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction in courses designed to primarily support students who may experience difficulty with Calculus 1 and 2, and Physics if qualified
  • Facilitate and instruct primarily in Supplemental Calculus 1 and 2 classes, and Physics classes if qualified
  • May serve as an instructor in the Mathematics and/or Physics Department(s), as coordinated and approved by the Director of the CAE and the Mathematics and/or Physics Department Chair(s)

 This is a federal excepted service position.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  • A master's degree in Mathematics, Physics, or a related field; or, ABD in Mathematics, Physics, or a related field
  • Ability to tutor Calculus 1 and 2 in an academic setting
  • Qualified to teach Calculus 1 and 2 in an academic setting


  • A Ph.D. in Mathematics or Physics
  • Preference may be given to applicant with ability to teach/tutor Physics 1 and 2 in addition to Calculus 1 and 2
  • Experience that can support teaching/tutoring student use of mathematical software
  • Experience working effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  1. Qualified candidates should submit a CV, the contact information for at least 3 professional references, and a cover letter which addresses your experiences related to the position qualifications to Dr. Joan Shifflett, Center for Academic Excellence, at

 2. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 17, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • 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.  More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here


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.

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

Announcement: ACCENTER-21-22-4

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

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