• Teaches graduate-level courses in aerospace engineering in the areas of Controls, Spacecraft Design, or Astronautics, which form parts of accredited masters and doctoral degree programs, as well as parts of professional continuing education programs.
• Teaching includes all activities by a faculty member within the formal academic degree programs of the Institute
Teaching contributes to the efforts of students to acquire intellectual skills, to extend knowledge and understanding, or to develop attitudes and habits that foster continuing growth.
• The diversity of teaching activities includes classroom lectures, laboratory and project course supervision and teaching, program and course development, development of pedagogical materials, supervision of doctoral and master's students, and related activities outside the classroom
Excellence in teaching draws continuously upon the teacher's ability as a scholar in the discipline.
• Provides well-organized instruction to facilitate, assess, and continuously improve student learning
Counsels and evaluates assigned students, providing student assessment and motivation.
• Plans and executes a program of research in aerospace engineering within the areas of Spacecraft Design, Controls or Astronautics
Works directly with Air Force, Space Force, and Department of Defense (DoD) organizations to meet research needs
Collaborates and works well with colleagues to accomplish individual and organizational research goals.
• Research is defined as inquiry undertaken to establish facts, develop principles, or illuminate or answer questions within an area of intellectual pursuit through the systematic collection of evidence that can be subjected to replication, verification, or critical evaluation by persons other than the original researcher.
• Research activity is expected to result in peer-reviewed journal publications, invited or reviewed conference presentations and proceedings, research grants, review papers, monographs, and seminar and colloquium presentations
Faculty members are expected, over their careers, to establish and sustain sponsored research, to include funding sufficient to support their scholarly activities.
• Provides authoritative consultation in one or more areas of aerospace engineering to Air Force and DoD organizations.
• Service is defined as contributions and activities that promote the general welfare of the Institute, the academic discipline, the Department of Defense, and society at large
Graduate faculty members provide advice and counsel to improve the quality of educational programs.
• Faculty members serve internally through various departmental, School and Institute committees
Contributes to curriculum, including the improvement of courses in Controls, Spacecraft Design, or Astronautics, and to the planning of student programs
They are active in School governance, assume administrative duties within the Department, and mentor junior faculty members.
• Mentors and manages the educational progress of MS and PhD students
Provides annual written feedback on MS and PhD students as prescribed by Air Force and AFIT Operating Instructions.
• Faculty serve their respective disciplines by refereeing journal articles, conference papers and grant proposals, organizing professional conferences or sessions, as members of editorial boards, as officers of professional societies, and as members of national and/or international review boards and committees.
• Faculty contribute to the overall mission of the U.S
Air Force and Department of Defense by providing expert consultation, serving on advisory boards, and facilitating technology transfer
Requirements Conditions of Employment
• U.S
Citizenship is required
• Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
• This is a drug testing designated position
The incumbent is subject to random drug testing for drug use.
• Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
• Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.
• Employee must maintain current certifications.
• Selectee may be subject to serve a one-year trial period.
• Candidates are not required to have active-duty service or veterans' preference to be referred and considered
All qualified candidates who meet the recruitment assessment criteria will be referred to the selecting official.
• 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.
• Travel by military or commercial transportation to gather ideas for improving the curriculum, establish research contacts and agreements, conduct research, and present results of research may be required.
• Initial appointment is under Schedule A appointing authority, Excepted Appointment Not-to-Exceed 3 years.
• At the time of the expiration of the initial appointment an employee who adequately demonstrates professional competence can be extended in increments up to 3 years or for an indefinite period.
• An initial appointment can be allowed to expire for an employee who does not adequately demonstrate professional competence.
• The appointment cannot be converted to a permanent tenure in the competitive service.
• Current Federal employees on a permanent or indefinite appointment will be required to have a minimum of 3-day break in service if selected.
• This civilian faculty duty period is normally 12 months, however a shorter duty period with a corresponding pro-rated salary (e.g., 10/12 of an annual salary for a 10-month duty period) may be required.
• This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service
This is an Administratively Determined position in the excepted service.
• Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
• Permanent Change in Station (PCS) cost is not authorized
Qualifications Conditions of Employment Continued
• Incumbent may be required to travel by commercial or military conveyance (or other means of travel) to perform temporary duty.
• Additional duties supporting the academic and administrative aspects of a military school can be assigned by school and/or university leaders
Qualifications An earned Doctorate degree in Astronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field, with emphasis in areas of Controls and/or Spacecraft Design and/or Astronautics is required before employment begins.
• Demonstrated professional knowledge of foundational and advanced topics associated with Aerospace Engineering
These areas include, but not limited to: controls for aircraft and spacecraft and all aspects of the design of satellites or other spacecraft
Faculty in any of these areas will have at least a year of formal education and a year of research in these areas beyond the Master of Science degree.
• Applicants must exhibit potential for maintaining a strong publication and funding effort commensurate with each academic rank.
• Possess the ability to communicate clearly and expertly (in English) in both verbal and written forms concerning academic, administrative, and technical subject matters
At the Assistant Professor Rank: For an initial appointment to the academic rank of Assistant Professor, applicants should have a strong potential for both teaching and research at the graduate level
Applicants should have a distinguished academic record and the background, commitment, and desire to teach graduate classes, conduct research, and publish
At the Associate Professor Rank: In addition to the criteria for an Assistant Professor, an initial appointment to the academic rank of Associate Professor must be based on convincing evidence that the individual has demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service
The candidate must have 5 years of significant professional experience after having earned the doctoral degree
This will normally include no fewer than 3 years of full-time, university-level teaching at the Assistant Professor rank or higher
Alternatively, for those with fewer than 3 years of teaching experience, the requirement is 6 years of significant professional experience with research credentials normally expected of a full Professor
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
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work
You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social)
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience
Education This position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application
Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment
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