Assistant Professor

The English Department at the U.S. Naval Academy seeks to appoint two tenure-track Assistant Professors to begin in July 2020. We are interested in the following fields:


Renaissance/Early Modern literature with a specialization in Shakespeare


Contemporary British/Global Anglophone literature


We welcome subspecialties in classical literature in translation, film studies, and creative writing.


The Naval Academy English Department is a mix of civilians with doctorates and military officers. All tenure-track faculty teach at all levels of the curriculum, including upper-level courses for English majors and sections of our two-semester freshman English sequence, Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature. The freshman 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 books to teach within the generic guidelines. 


Teaching Load: 9 hours/semester (two sections of freshman English and one upper-level literature course)


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


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 educate a diverse student body. Qualified candidates must have a PhD in literature by the time of appointment, must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and must show potential to continue an active scholarly program. Promotion and tenure evaluations follow the American Association of University Professors guidelines.


Applications submitted by Nov. 11, 2019, will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.


For more information about these positions and how to apply please visit the web site

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