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Assistant/Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on 1 November 2017 and will continue until the position(s) 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.

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 Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department invites applications for one or more tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions in Ocean Engineering to begin Fall Semester 2018.  USNA is a military service academy and top tier undergraduate institution with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research.  The Ocean Engineering Program emphasizes project-based learning in an intensive, ABET-accredited curriculum.  Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, student mentoring, producing high-quality peer-reviewed research, and service to the institution.  Teaching load is typically two courses per semester with small section sizes (10-25 students) and two to three course preps per year.



  • A Doctoral degree earned in Ocean Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline (or anticipated completion of degree no later than 1 July 2018). 


  • Candidates at the Assistant Professor level are preferred; however, well-qualified applicants may be considered at the Associate Professor level
  • Education or experience that can contribute to teaching and research in any area of ocean engineering, especially in one or more of the following areas: ocean engineering project design, ocean structures, marine environmental engineering, ocean energy, ocean instrumentation, or ocean wave mechanics.

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. Applications should be submitted to Completed applications must include: a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and a list of names and contact information for three professional references.
  2. Applications will be reviewed beginning 1 November 2017 but the position 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: NAOE-17-18-2

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

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