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Assistant Professor (Chemistry)


United States Naval Academy, Chemistry Department


Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is 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 Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin as early as August 2021. The search is open to all areas of chemistry. The successful applicant must be deeply committed to teaching at the undergraduate level and will be expected to teach general chemistry in the institution’s core curriculum and upper-level chemistry courses in our ACS-certified chemistry major program. The department is especially interested in applicants who will be exemplary mentors and role models to our highly diverse student population; recently the chemistry major has been attracting a growing number of students underrepresented in STEM.   In addition to teaching, the candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program that involves undergraduate researchers. Candidates who can take advantage of institutional and departmental resources such as support to conduct chemistry education research projects and access to DoD High Performance Computing Centers, an X-ray diffractometer, a high-field NMR, a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer, a confocal Raman spectrometer, a confocal fluorescence microscope, an AFM, and a scanning electron microscope are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a 10-month federal excepted service position with a three year initial academic appointment.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 



  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field (anticipated completion of degree by June 2021, is acceptable).



Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, provide contact information for three references, and arrange for three letters of recommendation that address both teaching and research abilities. In your application materials, be sure to address how your experiences in teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and/or service might support the Naval Academy’s commitment to positively impacting a diverse student body including students from underrepresented populations in STEM.

Send all application materials to the Search Committee, at

Please note: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. 


  • 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: CHEM-20-21-2

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

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