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Tutor (Writing)


United States Naval Academy, Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence


Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2022 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 Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence invites applications for one or more intermittent professional Writing Center tutors to begin as early as Spring 2023.  As members of this academic support unit, the tutors will provide one-on-one in-person assistance to students at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to the final draft. Tutors work 10-20 hours per week during the Center's open business hours: Monday through Friday, 0755-1600. To qualify, individuals must have a Master's degree in a writing-intensive field. The ideal candidate would also have teaching experience in developmental and first-year writing-intensive courses and at least two years of experience tutoring in a Writing Center setting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct one-on-one in-person writing consultations for midshipmen at any stage of the writing process
  • Maintain appropriate student records and submit reports and data as requested
  • Attend meetings and complete training sessions as required

This is a gift-funded, excepted service federal position with a one-year contract and the possibility of renewal. The position has an intermittent schedule and does not include benefits.  Salary for the position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  • Applicants must have a Master's degree in a writing-intensive field from an accredited institution. 


  • Tutoring experience in a Writing Center setting
  • Experience teaching writing-intensive course(s) at the college level
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
  • Knowledgeable about a variety of genres, including but not limited to: research papers, literary analysis, technical writing, creative writing, and letters of application


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Joan Shifflett, Director of the Writing Center at

Please note:  Applications will be reviewed beginning December 2, 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 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


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.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to the Academy's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by emailing the form to Renee Sharps at  Your responses are optional and will not be shared with the search committee or anyone else involved in the selection process for this position.

Announcement: ACCENTER-22-23-5

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

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