U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide Assistant Professor of Political Science 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 30 JUN 2020

Opened Friday 9/30/2016 (26 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 11/14/2016 (19 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 Political Science, anticipates filling the full time position of Assistant Professor of Political Science, beginning on or about 26 June 2017 and terminating on 30 June 2020. Subsequent reappointments up to 4 years in length are possible and will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and financial constraints. 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 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.

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

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


We are seeking candidates with teaching and research interests in any area of American politics, as well as expertise in Political Theory. Responsibilities include teaching core courses on American government and national security, introductory political theory, and upper division American government courses; maintaining a strong record of teaching and research; academic advising; and service on department and Academy committees.

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)
  • ### Qualifications

A Doctoral degree in one of the following academic disciplines is required (to be completed by start date):

Political science, politics, government or a related field

Additional Qualifications: Expertise in American government and political theory; excellent teacher; strong record of scholarly achievement; strong record of service to one's institution or the discipline.


You MUST provide "OFFICIAL" copies of your Doctoral, Master's, and Bachelor's degree transcripts to support your educational claim. 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.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

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

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 be offered.

Salary Range: $79,896.00 to $79,896.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-1701-22/22

Promotion Potential: 22

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451449800

Job Announcement Number: 16-48DFPS