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Corbin A. McNeill Chair in Naval Engineering

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on January 15, 2018 and will remain open until 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 Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the United States Naval Academy invites applications for the endowed Corbin A. McNeill Chair position.  It is expected that each semester, the endowed professor will teach upper-level courses in the department, incorporating leading-edge technologies, topics and analytical applications into the Naval Academy curriculum. The professor will also be expected to aid with the development of courses and curriculum within the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering programs, mentor midshipmen, engage in scholarly discussions with the faculty and present seminars in his or her area of expertise. The initial appointment for this position is scheduled to begin the Fall semester of 2018 and will last one to two years, based on the needs of the Naval Academy and desires of the appointee.

This is a full-time, 10-month non-tenure track, excepted service federal position.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  • A Master of Science degree earned in Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, or a closely-related technical field.  
  • U.S. Citizenship required


  • The candidate is expected to possess an outstanding reputation and technical expertise in Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Education or experience that can support teaching and mentorship of Midshipmen in areas associated with their technical expertise. 


  1. 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 the McNeill Search Committee of the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department, at

  2. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2018 but 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. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here

Announcement: NAOE-17-18-3

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

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