minimum (Annual) amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual’s qualifications and experience.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The United States Air Force Academy Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position with an emphasis in applied statistics and data science, beginning June 2023. We seek an energetic passionate data professional with a desire to educate and develop future decision makers. Come join our team and work with talented students and collaborative colleagues as we expand our nationally recognized analytics programs to incorporate data science. We want an individual who possesses or can develop the skills to assume a significant leadership role in our data science program.
Duties will include teaching undergraduate statistics, data science, and mathematics courses, working with students on group and individual research projects, curriculum and program development related to statistics and data science, committee work, and various other administrative tasks associated with being a faculty member. Applicants will be assessed based on their teaching ability and experience, record or potential for scholarship, commitment to service, and the breadth and relevance of their educational background and life experiences.
The chosen candidate will join eight other full-time civilian professors in a dynamic department which includes approximately thirty-five military faculty members. Our faculty members work closely with each other in a collegial, collaborative, and mentoring environment. The chosen applicant will be a person who understands the dual academic and military mission of the Academy and who recognizes the remarkable opportunities and sometimes demanding responsibilities inherent in this position. The academic mission of the Air Force Academy focuses on active student learning and personal development; we desire applicants who understand and appreciate the educational challenges and the technological culture of the current generation of college students.
All faculty members are expected to contribute to the Academy's primary mission of developing leaders of character through exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad array of statistics, data science, and mathematics courses, engage students in undergraduate research, and serve as a mentor to cadets.
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.
Faculty members are assigned duties and paid over a full 12-month calendar year and earn about 30 days of paid leave per year. Additional holidays bring the total paid time off per year to five to six weeks. In addition, there are opportunities for summer academic research absences and sabbaticals every 7th year. Career progression proceeds through the traditional academic ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor.
The Air Force Academy is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include information about how they will further this goal, as well as directly addressing the required and desired qualifications in their cover letter.
USAFA 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.
The salary shown, $107,406, is the minimum (Annual) amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual’s qualifications and experience. U.S. Citizenship is required.
Applications must be received by 30 September, 2022.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Doctoral degree (must be completed by employment start date) in statistics, data science, mathematics, applied mathematics, or closely related field. Demonstrated expertise in statistics or data science is required for applicants whose doctoral degree is in another field. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Every faculty member must have the personal attributes of integrity, cooperation, and initiative.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:A strong preference will be given to applicants whose education and experiences indicate the ability to engage in our statistics and data science program, with the potential to assume a leadership role in the development and management of the program. Applicants should have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students. In addition, a strong record or potential for research involving undergraduates is highly valued.
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.
USAFA, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an undergraduate institution that awards the Bachelor of Science degree. 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.