U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide Assistant Professor of English (American Literature Before 1865) in Air Force Academy, Colorado

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Air Force Academy, CO
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 30JUN2020

Opened Monday 9/12/2016 (37 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 11/1/2016 (13 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.

The salary shown is the minimum 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 position of Assistant Professor of English (American Literature Before 1865), beginning on 12 June 2017 and terminating on 30 June 2020. Subsequent re-appointments of up to four years in length are possible and will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and funding availability. Funding is provided for research and scholarship opportunities. This position is in the excepted civil service.

The United States Air Force Academy (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. The United States Air Force Academy values the benefits of diversity among the faculty to include a variety of educational backgrounds and professional and life experiences.

WHO MAY APPLY: Applications will be accepted from United States citizens (U.S. citizenship required at time of application).


Responsibilities of this position include teaching a variety of courses at all undergraduate levels, including first-year composition, general literature surveys, and special topics courses for English majors, and will fulfill associated duties to the department, faculty, and student body.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation and travel expenses will be paid
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • Service of a 1-year trial period
  • Doctoral degree (see "Qualifications" sect for req'd disciplines)

A*Ph.D. in English, American Literature, or related field with demonstrated expertise in the specified field (completed by employment start date) is required*.

Candidates must have a record of excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical enquiry, curriculum development, and teaching innovation.


We encourage applicants who take a broad, imaginative view of "American" and "literature" and who are committed to innovative approaches to their field. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research forge creative connections across fields and texts, with a particular attention to the influence of early American on later periods and other cultural formations. Experiences in digital humanities/arts and/or willingness to participate in interdisciplinary initiatives/activities are welcome.

We value individuals who have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with and to help develop individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Applicants will be assessed based on teaching credentials, scholarship, service, and education. Evidence of excellence/commitment will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. A writing sample may be requested.

Candidates whose PhD is no older than three years or who will have completed their PhD by the start date for the position are highly desirable.


You MUST provide copies of "OFFICIAL" transcripts for ALL levels of post-secondary education being pursued or attained to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Photocopies of "OFFICIAL" transcripts are acceptable for initial application submission. However, if selected you will be required to provide (original) 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. Transcripts labeled "Unofficial" will not be accepted.


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 (DOE) 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
What To Expect Next

Upon vacancy closeout, all 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.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Other Information

*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 here for more information.

Incentives: 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.

The U.S. Air Force Academy 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.

FAXed, emailed or incomplete applications WILL NOT be accepted or considered--no exceptions.

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

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

Travel and relocation expenses WILL BE paid.

Salary Range: $74,441.00 to $74,441.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-1701-22/22

Promotion Potential: 22

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 449812400

Job Announcement Number: 16-45DFENG