Assistant Professor of English

The U.S. Naval Academy invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English to begin as early as July 2023.


We are interested in scholars working in Postcolonial / Global Anglophone Studies, with particular expertise in literature from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and/or the Middle East. We welcome subspecialties within this field.


The Naval Academy English Department is a mix of civilians with doctorates and military officers. All tenure-track faculty teach both upper-level courses for English majors and sections of our two-semester first-year English sequence. The first-year courses, which are both introductions to literature and writing courses, are organized generically: plays, essays, and short stories in the fall; novels and poems in the spring. Each instructor designs an individual syllabus and chooses which texts to teach within these guidelines.


Teaching Load: 9 hours/semester (typically, two sections of first-year English and one upper-level literature course).


We are particularly interested in candidates who can add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service, and whose work demonstrates a commitment to educating a diverse student body. Qualified candidates must have a PhD by the time of appointment, should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and should show potential to continue an active scholarly program. USNA is a service academy and a top-tier liberal arts college that is committed to academic freedom as defined by the AAUP’s Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure.


Full summer research support may be available for the first three years of new appointments; after that, civilians may receive partial summer research support by applying for Naval Academy Research Council grants. Faculty members receive full federal government service benefits. For additional information about the department, visit our website:


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