Assistant Professor (International Relations and Comparative Politics)

United States Naval Academy
  • Location
    Annapolis, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 29

Position description

The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.

The United States Naval Academy serves a diverse student body.  We believe that faculty members from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce and encourages 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. Those selected for employment 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 Political Science Department at the U.S. Naval Academy invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in International Relations and Comparative Politics. Scholars with expertise in Russia and Eastern Europe/Central Asia are preferred, but scholars with a focus on South Asia, Southeast Asia, and international political economy are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be methodologically trained, and should demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates should expect to contribute to teaching introductory and intermediate courses in political science, as well as upper-level electives in their field of concentration. Candidates should have a robust research agenda and strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Teaching load is typically three courses per semester with small section sizes (no more than 20 students) and 2-3 preparations per year. Candidates should also have a strong commitment to student advising and mentoring and to service to the institution.

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level are preferred; however, well-qualified applicants may be considered at the Associate Professor level.

This is a 10-month federal excepted service position with a three year initial academic appointment.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 



  • A Ph.D. in Political Science or closely related field is required (anticipated completion of Ph.D. no later than June 2021 is acceptable for an August 2021 employment start date).


  • Expertise in Russia and Eastern Europe/Central Asia are preferred, but scholars with a focus on South Asia, Southeast Asia, and international political economy are encouraged to apply

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