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Assistant Professor (Statistics)


United States Naval Academy, Mathematics Department


Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. 
Applications received by September 15th will receive first consideration.


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 Mathematics Department at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for tenure-track positions in Statistics, with a preference at the Assistant Professor level, to begin the Fall semester of 2020.  Candidates with appropriate experience will be considered at a higher rank.

The position involves:

  • Teaching approximately 9 contact hours per semester with small section sizes (10-25 students) and 2-4 preparations per academic year.
  • Conducting and publishing peer-reviewed research.
  • Mentoring undergraduate research projects.
  • Service to the institution and department consistent with standards in the academic profession.

The Mathematics Department is the largest department at the Academy, with 40 civilians with PhD’s and 22 military officers with advanced degrees. The department offers majors in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, and Mathematics with Economics.  The U.S. Naval Academy values its diverse faculty and student body. Candidates with a commitment and demonstrated ability to attract and retain students from underrepresented groups, including women, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Additional information about the department and the United States Naval Academy is available at

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



  • A Ph.D. in Statistics or closely related field is required (anticipated completion of Ph.D. no later than June 2020 is acceptable).
  • U.S. Citizenship required


  • Candidates with strong potential or demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service are preferred.
  • Preferred qualities related to teaching include: teaching experience in an undergraduate setting, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, experience supervising student research, experience mentoring students from underrepresented groups, demonstrated commitment to developing teaching excellence, and evidence of course development.
  • Evidence of strong research activity includes publications, presentations, and external grant support.
  • Evidence of strong service contributions may include: conference organization, outreach activities, significant service activities at the applicant’s current institution, and engagement with professional societies.
  • Postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required.


Applicants should provide a letter of application, an AMS cover letter (available at, teaching and research statements, a CV, three letters of reference with contact information (at least one of which addresses the applicant’s experience and promise as a teacher), and copies of graduate transcripts. The letter of application should address qualities described above under Preferred Qualifications.

Please note: Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by September 15th will receive first consideration.


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.

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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

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

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