Assistant Professor

The English Department at the U.S. Naval Academy seeks to appoint two tenure-track Assistant Professors to begin in July 2024. We are interested in the following fields: 

Gender and Sexuality Studies (open period or genre)

Creative Writing

We welcome subspecialties in disability studies, film, and multiethnic or global Anglophone literature.

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 (two sections of first-year 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 internal research 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 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.

Applications submitted by October 2, 2023, will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.

For more information about these positions and how to apply please visit the USNA position announcements.

Gender and Sexuality Studies:

Creative Writing:


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