United States Naval Academy — Academic Dean and Provost

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

APPLICATION TIMELINE: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in Annapolis, Maryland.  As both a service academy and a premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive place amongst America’s top-tier 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.

Every year more than one million people tour “the Yard” to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is an exceptional place with a specific purpose — to prepare young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 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 United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, MD invites applications for the position of Academic Dean and Provost, to begin as early as June 2023. As one of five federal service academies, USNA is a premier undergraduate college dedicated to the moral, mental, and physical development of the next generation of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officers. We seek a Provost who will foster academic excellence, collaboration, open communication, and diversity, equity, and inclusion within our academic community.

As USNA’s chief academic officer, the Provost is a senior leader under the Superintendent, our college president. The Provost guides all areas related to the academic development of midshipmen and provides institutional vision for 26 majors across the Schools of Engineering & Weapons, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Mathematics & Science, as well as a robust general education program designed to prepare all students for their future careers as military officers. Additionally, the Provost oversees: the recruitment, retention, and development of faculty; the implementation of USNA’s strategic plan; and assessment and accreditation of our academic programs. The Provost also supervises the academic curriculum of the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island.

Our institution is dedicated to building a diverse workforce of academic administrators, faculty and staff who support a multi-disciplinary, hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development.  We believe that a community composed of individuals with a variety of identities, backgrounds, and perspectives strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. USNA faculty and staff are mentors and role models for a student body drawn from every Congressional district and U.S. territory, reflecting the diversity within the Navy and Marine Corps. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for consideration.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Senior-level academic leadership experience
  • Experience in undergraduate teaching and mentoring
  • A research and publication record commensurate with the rank of Professor

For additional information about the position, including instructions on how to apply, please go to:  https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/Provost-AY23.php 

The U.S. Naval Academy is an equal opportunity employer.