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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Cyber Science

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Department of Cyber Science
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until positions are 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 university, 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 Midshipmen morally, mentally and physically.  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.

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 U.S. Naval Academy invites applications for multiple tenure track positions in the Department of Cyber Science beginning as early as January 2018 for the start of the Spring semester, or August 2018, for the Fall semester.  We are seeking to fill positions at all academic ranks in support of growing cybersecurity education initiatives.  These initiatives include a rapidly growing, ABET-accredited cyber operations major - and a state-of-the-art building under construction to support multi-disciplinary cybersecurity education and research.  Because of our position as a service academy and our collaborative activities within the military and government cybersecurity and intelligence communities, we provide a unique opportunity for our faculty to work with cybersecurity thought leaders from all over the world, and to impact an important, nascent program with a substantial global impact. 

Cyber Operations has become a top priority for the Department of Defense, which increasingly relies on technology and cyber space for warfighting capability, command and control, critical information exchange, and administrative needs. As a result, there is a growing demand for the United States Naval Academy to produce leaders with the appropriate awareness and skills to meet the nation’s operational cyber needs. 

Given the breadth of the topic, a variety of academic backgrounds are welcome to apply.  The requirements of the position include: teaching and developing undergraduate courses focused on Cyber Operations, academic research in the area of Cyber Operations, and mentoring of students and faculty. Candidates should have an interest in and understanding of Cyber Operations as well as practical teaching and/or research experience involving technical cyber security areas such as systems security, network security, or SCADA systems. 

Positions are available at all academic ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 



  • A Ph.D. in a cyber technology-relevant field, which includes fields such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Security, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering is required (anticipated completion of Ph.D no later than November 2017 for Spring start date and July 2018 for Fall start date is acceptable).

  • Successful candidates must be eligible and able to screen for a U.S. security clearance up to the Top Secret level.


  • Well qualified candidates will have scholarship and teaching experience at the collegiate level.  


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


  1. Applicants 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 Search Committee, at cyber-science-search-group@usna.eduApplicants are encouraged to emphasize the relevance of their research to the cyber effort as described here:

  2. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2017 but the positions will remain open until filled.  

 3.  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: Cyber-17-18-1

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

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