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Instructor (Senior Lecturer) in Foreign Languages and Cultures


United States Naval Academy, Languages and Cultures Department


Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 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 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 multidisciplinary 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—that 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 that inspire academic and athletic excellence, the benefits of federal employment, and an exceptional quality of life.


The Languages and Cultures Department invites applications for the position of Instructor (Senior Lecturer) in Foreign Languages and Cultures, beginning as early as the spring semester of 2023. This is a three-year renewable (non-tenure-track) teaching position. The anticipated teaching load is four courses per semester. The successful candidate should have expertise in foreign language pedagogy, second language acquisition, literature, cultural studies, or a related field. Candidates should be able to teach at least two of the seven languages offered in the department – Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish – across all levels of proficiency. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with faculty colleagues in support of the departmental and institutional educational mission.

This is a 10-month, non-tenure track, federal excepted service position.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  • M.A. in second language acquisition, foreign language pedagogy, literature, cultural studies, or a related field.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in two languages taught in the department (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish).


  • Ph.D or Ed.D. in second language acquisition or a related field.
  • Experience in college-level language instruction.
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy and to working with a diverse student body and faculty.


Applicants should send a cover letter (including an affirmation of US citizenship), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and supplemental materials (samples of syllabi, plans, exams, etc.) to Professor Robert S. Stone, Chair, Languages and Cultures Department, at Applicants should also arrange to have three reference letters addressing qualifications sent to the same email address.  

Please note: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2022 but the position will remain open until filled. 


  • To comply with the applicable nationwide preliminary injunction on Executive Order 14043, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.  Newly hired employees will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. 


  • 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


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: LCD-22-23-1

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

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