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Assistant Professor (Statistics, Operations Research or Applied Mathematics)


United States Naval Academy, Mathematics Department


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 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 (near both Baltimore and Washington, DC).  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 Mathematics Department at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for tenure-track positions in Statistics, Operations Research or Applied Mathematics with a Data Science expertise to begin in the fall semester of 2022. Preference is at the Assistant Professor level, but candidates with appropriate experience will be considered at a higher rank. The position involves:

  • Teaching approximately 9-10 contact hours per semester with small section sizes (10-25 students) and 2-4 preparations per academic year.
  • Teaching and participating in the development of our new core course in Data Science.
  • Participating in the development of the curriculum of the Academy’s new Data Science major.
  • Conducting and publishing peer-reviewed research.
  • Mentoring undergraduate research projects.
  • Providing service to the institution and department consistent with standards in the academic profession.

The Mathematics Department is the largest department at the Academy, with 40 civilians with PhD’s and 22 military officers with advanced degrees. The department offers majors in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, and Mathematics with Economics. Faculty members receive full federal government service benefits. Additional information about the department and the United States Naval Academy is available at

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 PhD in Statistics, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics or a closely related field is required (anticipated completion of Ph.D. no later than June 2022 is acceptable). 


  • Candidates with strong potential or demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service are preferred.
  • Preferred qualities related to teaching include: teaching experience in an undergraduate setting, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, experience supervising student research, experience mentoring students from underrepresented groups, demonstrated commitment to developing teaching excellence, and evidence of course development.
  • Evidence of strong research activity includes publications, presentations, and external grant support, including research in Data Science.
  • Evidence of strong service contributions may include: conference organization, outreach activities, significant service activities at the applicant’s current institution, and engagement with professional societies.
  • Postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required.
  • The Mathematics Department values its diverse faculty and student body. Candidates with a commitment and demonstrated ability to attract and retain students from underrepresented groups (including women) are particularly encouraged to apply.


Applicants should provide a letter of application, an AMS cover letter (available at, teaching and research statements, a CV, three letters of reference (at least one of which addresses the applicant’s experience and promise as a teacher), and copies of graduate transcripts. The letter of application should address qualities described above under Preferred Qualifications.


  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement. Further information can be found at:
  • Please indicate in your application materials if you do or do not acknowledge and understand this requirement.

Completed applications received by November 1, 2021 will receive first consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exception is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.

  • 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: MATH-21-22-2

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

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