The Naval Academy offers a challenging academic experience that supports and encourages midshipman learning and critical thinking through innovative teaching methods that address a variety of learning styles. It provides a stimulating environment that instills midshipmen with a passion for lifelong learning, the intellectual curiosity, and analytical rigor needed to be successful in the face of rapidly changing technology and global landscape.
The academic goal of the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) is to build the necessary skill sets and academic tools to ensure midshipman candidates are best prepared for success as they start the Naval Academy’s challenging academic program. The relatively small faculty and staff at NAPS work closely together to achieve this goal. A small student to faculty ratio enables instructors to better focus on student needs, provide critical feedback, and schedule extra instruction.
Additional information about the Naval Academy Preparatory School and the Physics Division can be found at:
Provide Out of Class Academic Instruction – Provide individualized extra instruction by appointment and on a walk-in basis. Monitor study periods, sometimes involving large groups of students, including providing tutoring, maintaining an environment conducive to learning, mentoring students in study strategies, time management, and positive work habits. This is mostly done during evening and weekend hours when classroom instructors are not available.
Coordinate with and Support Math and Physics Faculty – Provide feedback concerning student progress, including issues with problem solving or mathematical deficiencies, to the student’s instructor. Support the creation of learning aids such as worksheets and written solutions. Log the time spent with and type of help given to each student in the electronic spreadsheet so that the faculty can track student effort. Fill in for instructors in the classroom when an absence is anticipated well in advance.
Support School-wide Mission – Provide leadership for curricular activities and collateral duties, as assigned. Participate in suitable professional development.
Coordinate with Supervisor - Provide overall support of divisional tasking. Ensure balance between critical job elements. Timely support of division administrative requirements in a professional fashion, to include submission of academic reports and personnel performance appraisals.
This will be a 10-month per year appointment for a 3-year contract period. Renewal of this appointment is anticipated and will be contingent on funding and the performance of the incumbent during the contract period as well as the needs and emerging plans relating to the Naval Academy Preparatory School's Mathematics and Physics Divisions. Salary for this position will be commensurate with the experience and expertise of the individual as well as the responsibilities of the position.
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MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must have a bachelor's in mathematics, physics or related science/engineering field which requires significant physics coursework from an accredited college or university; have the ability to tutor both math and physics at the high school and introductory undergraduate level (including calculus-based physics); and preference will be given to those with teaching experience. Experience with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.
US Citizenship required.
HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION
Apply with a cover letter (statement of interest), a resume including professional experience relevant to the position, and the names and contact information of three professional references (at least one reference should be able to address the applicant’s classroom climate and teaching effectiveness with students having diverse sets of abilities). Applications should be sent electronically, please refer to the website for further details: https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobs/faculty.php
The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Additional Salary Information: The values listed are for approximately 10 months, as this is a 10 month position.
The Naval Academy Preparatory School, located within the confines of Naval Station Newport in Newport, RI, is a critical component of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) where we enhance Midshipman Candidates’ moral, mental, and physical foundations to prepare them for admission to, and success at, the United States Naval Academy.
The Naval Academy Preparatory School, located within the co...nfines of Naval Station Newport in Newport, RI, is a critical component of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) where we enhance Midshipman Candidates’ moral, mental, and physical foundations to prepare them for admission to, and success at, the United States Naval Academy.
The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) is a one-year post-High School preparatory school. The students have diverse backgrounds, coming from high schools across the United States and its territories or they may be prior enlisted members of the Navy and Marine Corps. The NAPS student body (The Battalion) is selected from applicants to USNA, with each candidate being required to complete the NAPS program before being admitted as a student at USNA.
The Naval Academy has produced noted leaders, and its graduates (many of whom began their journey at the Preparatory School) have excelled in every walk of life. As a historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate university, the USNA has a unique place amongst American educational institutions. Our talented civilian faculty and staff are united by one common purpose - to develop the next generation of leaders for our naval service. In order to best execute that purpose, our faculty, instructors, and support staff are selected from all segments of society and are expected to model the highest professional standards.
Those selected for employment at the Naval Academy Preparatory School are tasked with ensuring a select group of candidates are best prepared to enter the Naval Academy. This task is challenging, but also rewarding as employees work within a coordinated program alongside other faculty and staff dedicated to inspiring excellence, while also receiving the benefits of federal employment and enjoying an exceptional quality-of-life.
See www.opm.gov for a description of benefits for full-time civilian employees in the federal government. See https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobs/faculty.php for additional information.
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