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Professor of Practice in Cyber Science


United States Naval Academy, Department of Cyber Science


Review of applications will begin on September 23, 2019 and will continue until the 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 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 Cyber Science Department invites applications for a Professor of Practice position to begin either the Spring or Fall semester of 2020 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.

This is a full-time federal excepted service position.  This will be a full time (40 hrs per week), 10-month per year appointment during the initial 3-year contract period.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  • A Master’s Degree in a cyber-related field, which may include fields such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Security, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
  • A minimum of five years of professional work experience in cybersecurity or cyber operations.
  • Successful candidates must be eligible and able to screen for a U.S. security clearance up to the Top Secret level.
  • U.S. Citizenship required


  • Relevant teaching experience at the collegiate level, or equivalent experience in industry of government.


Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references (letters of recommendation encouraged if able) to apply for this position.  Additionally, applicants are encouraged to emphasize the relevance of their experience relating to the cyber effort and to the Naval Academy’s commitment to diversity.  Please state in the cover letter whether you are applying for a position starting in the Spring, Fall, or either.

Send all application materials to the Search Committee, at  

Please note: Review of applications will begin on September 23, 2019 and will continue until the positions are 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: CYBER-19-20-1

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

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