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Assistant Professor (Economics)


United States Naval Academy, Economics Department


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  


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The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce of faculty and staff who provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development.  We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives 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. Employees 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 Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning as early as July 2023. USNA is a service academy and top tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. The Economics Department maintains a large majors program and offers a highly quantitative curriculum. Candidates should expect to contribute to teaching intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, and / or econometrics, as well as upper-level electives in their field of concentration. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, an active research agenda, and a willingness to engage in service to the institution. Teaching load is typically three courses per semester with small section sizes (10-20 students and 2-3 preps per year). Candidates with a strong interest, demonstrated ability, and commitment to advising and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.  We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Teach three sections per semester on topics related to intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, and / or econometrics, as well as upper-level electives in their field of concentration.
  • Maintain an active research agenda and a willingness to engage in service to the institution. 

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



  • A Ph.D in Economics or closely related field is required (anticipated completion of Ph.D no later than June 2023 is acceptable).


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 be sent to the Economics Search Committee, at

Please note: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2022 but the position will remain open until filled. 


  • To comply with the applicable nationwide preliminary injunction on Executive Order 14043, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.  Newly hired employees will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. 


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • All Civilian Excepted Service/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: ECON-22-23-1

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

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