Nov 02, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Organization Type


Department of the Air Force

U.S. Air Force Academy, CO

Salary: $108,552 per year

Open & closing dates: 10/29/2021 to 12/06/2021

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Teaches students in undergraduate civil engineering courses, including the associated duties of enforcing classroom standards, preparing course materials according to published course descriptions, and providing extra instruction outside of normal class hours for students who require it. Assists in the development and direction of undergraduate civil engineering courses. Provides well-organized instruction to facilitate, assess, and continuously improve cadet learning. Counsels and evaluates assigned students, providing student assessment and motivation.

Initiates and conducts a program of research in the field of specialization which contributes to the body of knowledge. Prepares manuscripts, papers, journals, reports, and/or presentations containing the findings of research or scholarly study which are suitable for publication or other distribution. Pursues personal professional development through membership in professional organizations. Participates in conferences, webinars, or other events as a discussant or session organizer. Engages in scholarly and professional activities in order to maintain academic currency in the area of specialization.

Performs appropriate administrative functions, as required, to ensure the timely and effective offering of courses. Keeps abreast of current training methods to ensure the most innovative and effective methods are being used. Guides the development of curriculum, instructional technology application, and research activities. Incorporates teaching concepts, mentoring methods, means of enhancing the students' learning processes, and educational strategies and techniques with fellow instructors. Plans, designs, develops, and implements course structure to ensure assignments and tests cover the necessary material and at the level desired for the course. Serves as an academic advisor to Civil Engineering majors. Directs and monitors instructors in the preparation and implementation of course material and content. Provides advice and counsel on, and suggests improvements to, the quality of educational programs. Participates in faculty governance by attending department and faculty meetings and serving, when requested, on departmental committees. As necessary, serves as mentor to junior faculty members. Effectively evaluates the integration of technology into the classroom, the curricula, and the other subject matters. Participates in other USAFA activities and events.


The mission of the United States Air Force Academy is to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become leaders of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.

The USAF Academy does not offer tenure. Initial faculty appointments are for 3 years. At the end of the second year, the original appointment may be extended for an additional 3 years (6 years total) with the possibility of successive extensions. This appointment system provides long-term employment stability for reappointment-eligible faculty with extensions occurring with at least 3 years remaining on a current appointment. Extensions are based on an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and financial constraints. Historically, 95% of eligible faculty are extended, and the average length of time on faculty for those currently serving in this system exceeds 12 years.

USAFA, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an undergraduate institution that awards the Bachelor of Science degree. Faculty applications are invited from candidates who can contribute by interacting with cadets, both in and out of the classroom, as instructors and mentors. The student body consists of approximately 4,000 students representing every state and several foreign countries. USAFA faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators. The curriculum includes core academic and professional courses, and 27 disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • 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.
  • Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.
  • Doctoral degree (see Qualifications for required academic disciplines)
  • The salary shown is the minimum (Annual) amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual's qualifications and experience.
  • You will be required to serve a 1-year trial period
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information go to:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Doctoral (must be completed by employment start date/application deadline) in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or related field. (NOTE: In addition to the application contents listed below, include a separate Teaching Statement and a separate Research Statement.)

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or related field

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Professional Registration; Industry Experience

  • Candidates will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
  • Leadership experience in curriculum development and academic assessment is desired.
  • Applicants will be assessed based on education, evidence of teaching effectiveness, quality of scholarship, and demonstrated service to educational institutions and the discipline commensurate with years in the discipline.
  • Candidates with a record of peer-reviewed research and publications as well as structures and mechanics teaching experience are highly desirable.

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