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Assistant Professor (History)

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United States Naval Academy, History Department

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2022 and will 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 History Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the modern history of Russia and Eastern Europe.  Candidates who focus on the history of this region in twentieth-century, especially the Soviet era, are preferred.  Employment will begin as early as the fall semester of 2023 (late July 2023).

We are especially interested in applicants who are eager to take a leadership role in furthering the History Department's active diversity and inclusion efforts through faculty teaching and research workshops, and by working directly with student organizations. We recognize the value of a department that is diverse and inclusive. In staffing, course offerings, research support, and collective department culture, we are committed to building and maintaining a varied academic program that values contributions of all without bias regarding race, gender, ethnicity, culture or sexual orientation. We believe that this commitment to inclusivity will facilitate a strong historical education for midshipmen as they study and train to become naval officers who will lead diverse teams of sailors and marines.

Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to producing high-quality peer-reviewed research. They should be willing to teach service courses within the discipline, as well as courses in line with their professional research. Teaching expectation is typically 3 courses per semester with small section sizes (10-25 students) and 2-3 preps per year. 

USNA is a service academy and a top-tier liberal arts college that is committed to academic freedom as defined by the AAUP’s 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure. The Naval Academy adopts the standard tenure system that requires a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research that produces high-quality peer-reviewed publications.  The Department seeks teacher-scholars who are committed to inclusive pedagogy and either are committed to or have experience working with a diverse student body and faculty.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The successful applicant will be expected to teach a survey course in either modern world history or, if they prefer, a survey of American naval history as part of the institution’s core curriculum.  They will also offer upper-level courses in areas of specialization, as well as majors-only seminars. The upper-level courses they teach will also be part of the offerings in the new Foreign Area Studies majors program (FAS) at USNA. The teaching load is 3-3 with small section sizes and two to three preps a year. 

Please visit the department's website:  https://www.usna.edu/History/

"Why Join Us?" - USNA History Department

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:

  • Ph.D. in an appropriate field of study with a focus on the modern history of Russia and Eastern Europe (anticipated completion of Ph.D. no later than June 2023 is acceptable).  

Preferred:

  • Candidates who focus on the twentieth-century, especially the Soviet era, in their teaching and research are preferred.

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

Interested candidates should send:

  1. A letter of application that addresses their qualifications, research and teaching interests.
  2. A diversity statement that gives applicant’s experience with or commitment to diversity in service, research and/or teaching.
  3. Curriculum vitae that includes all undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate education and experiences.
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation that address both teaching and research abilities.
  5. The names and contact information of three (3) persons that we may contact as references. The same individuals may serve as writers of letters of recommendation and as references.

These materials should be sent electronically to: History Search Committee, Chaired by Ernest Tucker, at russian-east-european-2022-group@usna.edu 

Please note: Applications will be reviewed beginning 3 October 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. 

IMPORTANT APPLICANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:

  • 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. 

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: HIST-22-23-2

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

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