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Research Professor/ Research Engineer

US Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland 21402
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Job Details

Multiple Positions Available

Assistant Research Professor

Postdoctoral scholar

Research Engineer

The Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems group at the United States Naval Academy is a joint effort between the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Weapons and Systems Engineering.  The group is seeking a candidate for a funded two-year position with the possibility of renewal.  The research is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and is subject to availability of funds.  This research position involves:

1.       Conducting research on detection of anomalies and attacks on power systems, both small and large scale.

2.       Conducting simulations of power systems of various types.

3.       Instrumentation and hardware testing on a low voltage, low power research test‐bed microgrid.

4.       Assisting undergraduate independent research projects.


The appointee will be expected to work closely with USNA faculty, students, multi-university research collaborators, experts from Navy Labs and other DOD entities, and private industry. A variety of active projects span academic, government, and industrial research. The academy is a charter member of the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium ( and heavily involved with various Naval labs and program offices. The supervising faculty have a mix of experience in academia, industry, Navy ship design offices, and as active-duty Naval officers.

This is a non-tenure track federal excepted service position.  The position includes office space, computer facilities, library privileges, conference travel support, health benefits, and a competitive salary.  The position is currently open, and the starting date is negotiable. 



Assistant Research Professor and Post-doc positions

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, control systems engineering, math, computer science, physics or a closely related area. US Citizenship is required.

Research Engineer:

Applicants must have a master’s degree in a technical field. US Citizenship is required.



A background in any of the following areas is beneficial: power systems, networks, sensing, state estimation, control theory, optimization, feedback computing, or autonomic computing. Knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink and rapid prototyping of embedded control systems is also useful.

All Civilian Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation.  These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here 




Please visit the official postings and submit via the link there:

Research Professor and Post-docs:

Research Engineer: