Assistant Professor of English 269 views

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The salary shown is the minimum (Annual) amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual’s qualifications and experience.

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Dean of Faculty, Department of English and Fine Arts, anticipates filling the TEMPORARY (full-time) position of Assistant Professor of English, beginning on 2 October 2017 and terminating on 25 May 2018. This position is in the excepted civil service.

USAFA, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an undergraduate institution that awards the Bachelor of Science degree as part of its mission to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead in the United States Air Force and in service to our nation. Faculty applications are invited from candidates who can contribute to this mission by interacting with cadets, both in and out of the classroom, as instructors and mentors. The student body consists of approximately 4,000 men and women representing every state and several foreign countries. The Academy faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators. The curriculum includes core academic and professional courses, and 27 disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors.

USAFA is dedicated to the goal of building a pluralistic faculty committed to a multicultural environment that enriches the educational experience of our students. Hence, we are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, life experience and/or research interests contribute to a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms. Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest that addresses the ways in which the applicant’s qualifications meet the requirements of the ad to include evidence of teaching excellence, promise of research productivity, and commitment to diversity/inclusion. Additional documents are required to complete your application package, please reference the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” section for more information.

Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.

Responsibilities will include teaching a 4/4 load (average class-size 17), advising students, and serving on departmental committees.

Supervisory Status

Promotion Potential

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Applications will be accepted from U.S. Citizens (U.S. citizenship required at time of application).
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Successful completion of a background investigation is required
  • You will be required to serve a 1-year trial period
  • Doctoral degree (see Qualifications for required academic disciplines)

An earned Doctoral degree in English or related field (Literature, Rhetoric, or Composition) is required
(must be completed by employment start date).

English (Literature, Rhetoric, or Composition).

Candidates must have the ability to teach writing/composition and literature courses. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate a record of innovative teaching and interdisciplinary scholarship. Applicants will be assessed based on teaching credentials, education, and fit to our current curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates who have recently earned their doctoral degrees and demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching/writing.

Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.

You MUST provide original copies of
transcripts for degrees being pursued or obtained (or letter of degree completion if an OFFICIAL transcript is not available due to recent graduation) to support your educational claims
as stated in your curriculum vitae
. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Legible photocopies of OFFICIAL transcripts are acceptable for initial application submission. However, if selected, you will be required to provide (
) copies of your OFFICIAL transcripts. For a transcript to be considered OFFICIAL, it should be printed on university letterhead and the registrar’s official seal/signature must appear on the transcript. Your transcripts must also reflect the degree awarded/conferred date. Transcripts labeled UNOFFICIAL
will not be accepted

Note: Ensure you include
transcripts to support your education claims as stated in your curriculum vitae (resume) even if not required for this position.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the educational requirements. However, you must show proof that the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in a conventional U.S. education program.
It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying in the form of an “official” statement of U.S. equivalency from a Department of Education approved (non-federal) agency (i.e. AICE, NACES), who will complete a U.S. Standard of Education Conversion.


The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee’s failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.

Security Clearance
Q – Nonsensitive

Additional Information
Additional Information
What To Expect Next
Upon vacancy closeout, applicants will be notified via e-mail acknowledging receipt of their application package and advised of the anticipated selection date.

Upon candidate selection, all applicants will be notified via e-mail of their selection/non-selection status.


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Other Information
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Late applications from veterans will not be accepted for faculty positions. Late applications for veterans only apply when filling positions in the competitive service.

Individuals who are eligible for Schedule A, 213.3102(u) appointments cannot be referred under the Air Force Selective Placement Program process for faculty positions. Schedule A applicants must mail a completed application package to the address specified in the “How to Apply” section and it must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Late or incomplete application packages will not be considered.

As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information click

Direct Deposit:
All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

This is NOT a designated drug testing position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants)
Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click
for more information.

: Recruitment and/or retention incentives are not offered.

Current Federal Civilian employees
may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments:
If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

USAFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. The Air Force believes that diversity is essential to accomplishing its mission. The Air Force Academy highly values individuals who have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with and help develop individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. For the Air Force, diversity encompasses: personal life experiences, geographic background, socioeconomic background, cultural knowledge, educational background, work background, language abilities, physical abilities, philosophical/spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender.

Application materials become the property of USAFA and WILL NOT be returned.

Applications submitted under this announcement will be considered ONLY for this vacancy.

Travel and relocation expenses
be paid.

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