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Assistant Professor (Computer Science)

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United States Naval Academy, Computer Science Department

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

Initial application review will begin on November 1, 2021 and then continue until the position is filled. 

ABOUT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY:

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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The U.S. Naval Academy’s Computer Science Department invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is anticipated to begin in late July 2022.  A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Data Science, or closely related field is required.  Applications are encouraged from all relevant topical areas.

The Naval Academy features a diverse set of students representing every part of the United States and a number of other countries, drawn together by a desire to serve in their future careers.  As part of this culture, the Computer Science Department is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse and inclusive faculty.  We therefore encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

Applicants must have a dedication to teaching at the undergraduate level and a strong research program. Note that no military background is needed as this is a civilian faculty position. 

The department offers a Computer Science major (with 150 current students), and also leads a new interdisciplinary major in Data Science. We currently have a faculty of 16 members. The successful applicant can expect small class sizes (typically 10-20 students), a highly collaborative and collegial department, numerous opportunities for internal and external research collaboration, competitive compensation (including 10 months salary plus support for possible internal and external sources of summer salary), and excellent federal benefits.

The department is housed in Grace Hopper Hall, a brand new, state of the art building overlooking the scenic Severn River. Our spaces provide outstanding office, laboratory, and research facilities for both students and faculty, including specialized labs for robotics and networking, seven computing labs, as well as six dedicated faculty research and collaboration spaces.

The Naval Academy is an undergraduate institution located in historic downtown Annapolis, Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay.  Roughly half of the faculty are tenured or tenure track civilian professors with Ph.D.s who balance teaching excellence with internationally recognized research programs.  The remaining faculty are active duty military officers with Masters or Doctoral degrees.  Each year the academy graduates roughly 1000 undergraduate students with majors in the sciences, engineering, and humanities.  More information about the department and the Academy can be found at USNA Computer Science Department and USNA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in computer science and/or data science.
  • Execute a research program geared towards high-quality peer-reviewed publication in your area of expertise.
  • Contribute to institutional efforts such as curriculum development and advising students.

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

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum:

  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Data Science, or closely related field (anticipated completion of Ph.D. no later than June 2022 is acceptable).

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

  1. 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 the Chair, Computer Science Department Search Committee at cs-positions-group@usna.edu.
  2. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their experiences and/or plans for teaching or mentoring a diverse set of students. Where possible, applicants are also encouraged to include information that elaborates on the strength of their research program (such as conference acceptance rates or research awards).
  3. Initial review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and then continue until the position is filled. 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • 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 http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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 rsharps@usna.edu. Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position

Announcement: CS-21-22-1

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

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