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Distinguished Chair (Office of Naval Research)

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Cyber Science Department
APPLICIATION TIMELINE: Application review will begin on March 26, 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.


Applications are invited for an Office of Naval Research Distinguished Chair in the Cyber Science Department at the U.S. Naval Academy to begin the Fall of 2018 semester.  This is a two-year, renewable, fixed term appointment (non-tenure track). Candidates must hold an advanced degree (MS or PhD) in fields such as Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Systems Engineering or similar technical field; demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching; and be qualified to teach upper level courses relating to cyber operations, attack/defense, penetration testing, SCADA systems, cyber technology, social engineering in cyber operations, or national cyber security policy.  The primary duty will be to teach in the Cyber Operations major and core Cyber Security courses, while also developing new cyber-related courses and elective.  The courses taught will align with the background of the candidate, but can include introductory courses, as well as advanced courses in the Cyber Operations major.

Additional duties include assisting midshipmen with research, giving seminars and guest lectures for faculty and midshipmen groups – including a yard-wide lecture – and hosting guest speakers at the Academy for lectures and seminars.    

This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track, excepted service federal position. 



  • A M.S. in Cyber Security, Cyber Operations, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Security, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or similar technical field required. 
  • Applicants must be eligible for a TS clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.


  • While a PhD in the above fields is desired, it is not required.
  • Experience in cyber operations, security operations centers, teaching experience.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three references that address both teaching and research abilities to be sent to Paul Tortora, Director of the Center for Cyber Security Studies at  

Please note: Applications will be reviewed beginning March 26, 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.

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Announcement: CYBER-17-18-2

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

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