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Assistant/Associate Professor (Mathematics)


United States Naval Academy, Mathematics Department


Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.  


The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in Annapolis,  Maryland. As a service academy and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy  has its own distinctive niche amongst American higher education institutions. Our talented faculty and  staff are united by a common purpose--to develop the next generation of officers to be exceptional  leaders in our naval service. 

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 Mathematics Department at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions in Mathematics, with a preference for Assistant Professors, to begin as early as the fall semester of 2024. There is a preference for an applied mathematician for at least one position. 

The Mathematics Department is the largest department at the Academy, with 37 civilians with PhDs and 19 military officers with advanced degrees. The department offers majors in Operations Research, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, 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

Duties and responsibilities

  • Teaching approximately 9-10 contact hours per semester with small section sizes (10-22 students) and 2-4 preparations per academic year. 
  • Conducting and publishing peer-reviewed research. 
  • Mentoring undergraduate research projects. 
  • Service to the institution and department consistent with standards in the academic profession.

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.  



  • A PhD in Mathematics or a closely related field is required by November 15, 2023.

Other Desirable Experiences:

  • Candidates with strong potential or demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service are preferred. 
    • Evidence of excellence in teaching may include 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 excellence in research may include publications, presentations, and external  grant support.
    • Evidence of excellence in service may include conference organization, outreach  activities, significant service activities at the applicant’s current institution, and engagement with professional societies. 
  • There is a preference for expertise in applied mathematics for at least one position. 
  • 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 are encouraged to apply via Candidates are directed to our official job postings at Application materials may also be sent to the Search Committee at: 

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.  Applicants are also encouraged to include a short statement on their experience teaching or mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education. The letter of application should address qualities described above under Other Desirable Experiences. Applicants interested in being considered at the rank of Associate Professor must indicate this interest in the letter of application and provide a brief justification. 

Please note: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15th, 2023 but the position will remain  open until filled.  


  • U.S. Citizenship is 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,


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 This form is optional; your responses will not be shared with the hiring committee or anyone involved in the hiring process.

Announcement: MATH-23-24-1

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

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