Class of 1957 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Naval Heritage

The History Department invites applications for the Class of 1957 Post Doctoral Fellowship in Naval Heritage, a 12-month appointment, commencing as early as July-August 2023, for the 2023-24 academic year.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The successful applicant will be expected to teach one class per semester, either American Naval History or an upper-level History course in their area of specialization.  
  • The Fellow will also participate actively in the department, serving as a colleague and resource for instructors who teach Naval and Marine Corps history, and as a part of the Forum on Integrated Naval History and Seapower Studies.

USNA is a service academy and a top-tier liberal arts college that is committed to academic freedom as defined by the AAUP’s 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure. The Department seeks teacher-scholars who are committed to inclusive pedagogy and either are committed to or have experience working with a diverse student body and faculty.  We recognize the value of a department that is diverse and inclusive. In staffing, course offerings, research support, and collective department culture, we are committed to building and maintaining a varied academic program that values contributions of all without bias regarding race, gender, ethnicity, culture or sexual orientation. We believe that this commitment to inclusivity will facilitate a strong historical education for midshipmen as they study and train to become naval officers who will lead diverse teams of sailors and marines.

Please visit the department’s website:

“Why Join Us?” – USNA History Department

This is a 12-month, gift-funded, federal excepted service position. The initial contract period is for approximately one year with an option for renewal which is contingent upon on the needs and emerging plans of the Naval Academy. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  • A Ph.D. in History (completed prior to the start date).


  • The successful applicant will possess a recent Ph.D in history, with a well-defined, on-going research project in Naval or Marine Corps history (any era, any field) and provide evidence of strong potential for top-tier undergraduate instruction in history.
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