The United States Military Academy was established in 1802. It is the only college specifically charged with preparing young men and women for service as officers in the United States Army. As such, it has a singular educational philosophy of graduating enlightened military leaders of strong moral courage whose minds are creative, critical, and resourceful. Located just 50 miles north of New York City, this prestigious institution is nestled in the beautiful Hudson River Valley.
The Department of Systems Engineering seeks qualified candidates to apply for an instructor/assistant professor position at the United States Military Academy.
As an Instructor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering you will teach and oversee courses in an accredited Systems Engineering program.
You will conduct research in Engineering Management.
You will mentor junior faculty and support student activities outside of the classroom.
Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens with Allegiance to the United States.
This is an academic-tenure track position with an initial term appointment in the excepted service not to exceed 3 years. Term appointments may be extended beyond the initial term. Faculty that attain the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor may have the opportunity to non-competitively receive a permanent appointment. As a term employee you will be eligible for medical insurance, life insurance, retirement, dental and vision. You will be eligible to earn annual leave and sick leave.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must (a) hold a bachelors degree or higher that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position OR (b) possess a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Applicants will be evaluated on the following: 1) Academic Accomplishment - (Advanced degree (Ph.D.) or currently enrolled in a PhD program in Engineering Management (EM), Industrial Engineering, or closely related field preferred) 2) Knowledge of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) with taking programs through the ABET evaluation process; 3) Ability to plan, develop, evaluate, and teach courses and programs in Engineering Management; 4) Ability to counsel and support the personal growth and development of cadets outside the classroom; 5) Demonstrated ability to attract and conduct funded research in areas relevant to the Army and the Department of Systems Engineering, and report results in professional meetings, journal publications, department seminars and relevant courses.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume/curriculum vitae and supporting documents) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Your resume or curriculum vitae may be submitted in any format and must support the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
This position has an individual occupational requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your academic transcripts with your application package. See: Transcripts and License.
3. Personal Statement 4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants: 1. You MUST submit documents verifying your veteran's preference or military spouse preference if you are claiming these preferences. These documents may include, but are not limited to:
for MSP claims, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and marriage certificate;
for verification of Veteran status, DD-214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
2. If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.
If you fail to provide these required documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/12/2019. Application packages MUST include:
1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae submitted in any format that supports the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities described in this announcement. If your resume or curriculum vitae includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you may not be considered for this vacancy. 2. Academic Transcripts 3. Personal Statement 4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation 5. DD 214, if claiming veteran's preference. 6. Copy of Sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders and marriage certificate, if claiming military spouse preference.
Please submit your full application package to the following address (electronic submissions preferred)::
Email: email@example.com United States Military Academy Office of the Dean Department of Systems Engineering Attention: Laura Dunlow West Point, New York 10996
About Department of Systems Engineering - United States Military Academy
The West Point Department of Systems Engineering enhances the leadership success of cadets and faculty by teaching complex problem solving and decision making skills. The department also provides solutions to problems of national significance - working with external partners in a synergy that enhances cadet education.
DSE offers three majors: systems engineering, engineering management and systems and decision sciences as well as operations research that is co-sponsored with the math department. In addition, DSE has a Core Engineering Sequence (CES) which provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the art and science of decision-making.
Through our courses, cadets develop an understanding of how to apply engineering concepts and principles to engineering related projects, management issues, and technology-laden organizations. Our programs offer a framework to develop executive-level skills at the undergraduate level.