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NAPS - Tutor (English)


Newport, RI - United States Naval Academy Preparatory School


Application review will begin on January 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS), located within the confines of Naval Station Newport in Newport, RI, is a critical component of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) where we enhance midshipmen candidates' moral, mental, and physical foundations to prepare them for admission to, and success at USNA. 

NAPS is a ten month post-secondary preparatory school, emphasizing preparation in mathematics, chemistry, English Composition, physics, and Information Technology. The students have diverse backgrounds, coming from high schools across the United States and its territories or they may be prior enlisted members of the Navy and Marine Corps. The NAPS student body (the Battalion) is selected from applicants to USNA, with each candidate being required to complete the NAPS program before being admitted as a student at USNA. 

The Naval Academy has produced noted leaders, and its graduates (many of whom began their journey at NAPS) have excelled in every walk of life. As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate university, USNA has a unique place amongst American educational institutions. Our talented civilian faculty and staff are united by one common purpose - to develop the next generation of leaders for our naval service. In order to best execute that purpose, our faculty, instructors, and support staff are selected from all segments of society and are expected to model the highest professional standards. 

Those selected for employment at NAPS are tasked with ensuring a select group of candidates are best prepared to enter the Naval Academy. This task is challenging, but also rewarding as employees work within a coordinated program alongside other faculty and staff dedicated to inspiring excellence, while also receiving the benefits of federal employment and enjoying an exceptional quality-of-life. 


The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) invites applications for an intermittent Tutor in English to be filled as early as Spring 2023. The position is located at the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI where the overall mission is to academically qualify selected candidates for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy. 

The academic goal of the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) is to build the necessary skill sets and academic tools to ensure midshipman candidates are best prepared for success as they start the Naval Academy’s challenging academic program. The relatively small faculty and staff at NAPS work closely together to achieve this goal. A small student to faculty ratio enables instructors to better focus on student needs, provide critical feedback, and schedule extra instruction. 

The in-person tutor will be expected to work flexible hours, mostly evenings and weekend hours (to include Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon), and will be required to provide assessments concerning student difficulties and progress. This is an intermittent (irregular hours, maximum of 20 hours per week), temporary, and seasonal (10-month per year) appointment. Renewal of this appointment is anticipated and will be contingent on the performance of the incumbent during the contract period as well as the needs and emerging plans relating to the Naval Academy Preparatory School's English Division curriculum. 

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

Additional information about the Naval Academy Preparatory School can be found at:  
Naval Academy Preparatory School




  • Bachelor's Degree in English or Composition and Rhetoric or Communications from an accredited college or university.


  • Teaching experience in Freshman Composition or work experience in a college Writing Center.
  • Experience with students from diverse backgrounds.


1.  Apply with a cover letter (statement of interest), a resume including professional experience relevant to the position, and the names and contact information of three professional references (at least one reference should be able to address the applicant’s classroom climate and teaching effectiveness with students having diverse sets of abilities). Applications should be sent electronically to Dr. Theo Greenblatt at

2.  Position is open until filled.  Applications will be evaluated beginning January 10, 2023 and  complete applications submitted prior to that date will receive full consideration. 


  • 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 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: NAPS-22-23-4

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

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