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Assistant Professor (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

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United States Naval Academy, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2023; applications will continue to be accepted beyond this date 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 Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin as early as the fall semester of 2024. The ECE Department resides in Hopper Hall, the Naval Academy’s newest academic building on campus, overlooking the Severn River. The building is named after Grace Hopper, a pioneering computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral, and houses state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. The ECE Department collectively serves both electrical and computer engineering majors. Teaching load is typically two courses per semester with small section sizes (under 25 students).

Applicants with teaching and research interests in all areas of computer engineering and electrical engineering are encouraged to apply and will be considered. This includes but is certainly not limited to cyber security, hardware security, parallel computing, distributed systems, and embedded systems in computer engineering as well as power, communications, electronics, and electromagnetics in electrical engineering. Successful candidates will have a dedication to teaching as well as mentoring undergraduate students and an ability to teach a range of computer engineering or electrical engineering courses. They will also have an ability to initiate and maintain a strong research program, including a record of peer-reviewed journals and conference papers.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce of faculty who provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development. Candidates with a strong interest, demonstrated ability, and commitment to advising and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. We also strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our programs and positively impact student success.

This is an onsite, 10-month compensation, excepted service federal faculty position with a 3-year renewable appointment, a highly competitive salary, and full federal benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum:

  • A Ph.D. in a field related to computer engineering or electrical engineering (anticipated completion of Ph.D. requirements no later than June 2024 is acceptable).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • We encourage applications in all related fields of computer engineering. This includes but is certainly not limited to cyber security, hardware security, parallel computing, distributed systems, and embedded systems.
  • We also encourage applications in all related fields of electrical engineering. This includes but is certainly not limited to power, communications, electronics, and electromagnetics.
  • An ideal candidate would exhibit a potential to establish a sustained research program and be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

Interested candidates should send the following application materials to ECE Search Committee, at ECE-positions2023-group@usna.edu.

  • A cover letter
  • Teaching and research statements
  • Curriculum vitae
  • The names (with complete contact information) for three professional references that address both teaching and research abilities

Please note: Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2023; applications will continue to be accepted beyond this date 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.

OPTIONAL DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION REQUEST:

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to rsharps@usna.edu. This form is optional; your responses will not be shared with the hiring committee or anyone involved in the hiring process.

Announcement: ECE-23-24-1

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

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