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Assistant Professor (Electrical and Computer Engineering)


United States Naval Academy, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department


As of October 26, 2020 review of applications has begun 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 Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment starting as early as Fall 2021 at the rank of Assistant Professor in all fields of electrical engineering. The ECE department has recently relocated to a brand new building, Hopper Hall. The building, named after Grace Hopper, a pioneering computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral, houses state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, including an anechoic chamber and a cleanroom. USNA is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Successful candidates will have expertise in a conventional electrical engineering field, such as communications, control systems, electronic materials & devices, photonics & optics, power & energy, RF & microwave, and signal processing & data science, or in interdisciplinary fields, such as quantum engineering, electronic warfare, machine learning, and advanced manufacturing technologies. They will develop a robust research program and mentor students. They will teach existing electrical engineering undergraduate courses, as well as develop new courses in line with their professional research. They will have a commitment to institutional service.

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. or equivalent terminal degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Applied Physics, or other related disciplines is required (anticipated completion of Ph.D. requirements no later than June 2021 is acceptable).
  • Successful candidates must have established or exhibit potential to establish a sustained research program and must be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.


Interested candidates should send a single PDF file including: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae or resume, (2) a teaching statement, (3) a research statement, (4) a cover letter describing their goals and why they are applying to this position, and (5) full contact information for four professional references to Candidates are also encouraged to include a short statement on their experience teaching or mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Please note: Review of applications will begin on October 26, 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: ECE-20-21-1

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

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