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Assistant Professor (Operations Research)

LOCATION:

United States Naval Academy, Mathematics Department

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 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 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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Mathematics Department at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions in Operations Research, to begin as early as the fall semester of 2023. 

The Mathematics Department is the largest department at the Academy, with 37 civilians with PhD’s and 23 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 www.usna.edu/MathDept/index.php.

The Navy and Marine Corps have a great need for officers with problem-solving capabilities.  The preparation that Operations Research majors receive in studying problems analytically and in pursuing logical solutions is invaluable in nuclear training, in advanced engineering, and in the fleet.  Successful completion of the Operations Research major provides the background and skills to excel in areas where Operations Research is applied.  We are looking for qualified applicants who can help midshipmen fulfill these goals.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Teaching approximately 9 contact hours per semester with small section sizes (10-25 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 a 10-month federal excepted service position.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum:

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

Preferred:

  • 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.
  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

Applicants should provide a letter of application, an AMS cover letter (available at http://www.ams.org/coversheet/), 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.  

Please note: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 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 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 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: MATH-22-23-2

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

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