Instructor/ Assistant Professor

U.S. Military Academy
New York, United States
$108,261.00 - $134,071.00
Aug 21, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

JOB TITLE: Instructor/Assistant Professor

DEPARTMENT: Department of the Army

AGENCY: U.S. Military Academy

HIRING ORGANIZATION: Office of the Superintendent, Character Integration Advisory Group


SALARY RANGE: $108,261.00 to $134,071.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Friday, August 21, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020


SERIES & GRADE: AD-1701-00




DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - West Point, New York



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  • See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.


    POSITION SENSITIVITY AND RISK: Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk




    TRAVEL REQUIRED: 25% or less, You may be expected to travel for this position.

    MARKETING MESSAGE: Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
    SUMMARY: About the Position: The U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY is an academic institution located in the Hudson River Valley, 50 miles from New York City. The historic site is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. West Point is a self-contained city with housing, a Department of Public Works, libraries, hospital, fire department, chapels, and restaurants. Employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theater, Hudson Valley's performing arts center, and recreational facilities.
  • You will provide guidance and operational oversight for spiritual wellness and resilience as part of the design, assessment, and implementation of character development program.

  • You will help assess the culture of character growth, provide counseling/coaching to cadets in character rehabilitation programs.

  • You will guide initiatives that address spiritual, emotional, or personal needs, and provide expertise in developing resilience throughout the Corps of Cadets.

  • You will partner with the United States Military Academy's Center for Personal Development and the Chaplain's Office to provide expertise in mental and emotional resilience, relational character skills, and performance improvement.

  • You will conduct faculty development to improve facilitation of character discussions, produce leaders of character within a culture of character growth.

  • You will ensure character integration occurs as intended and provide a direct link between the Center of Personal Development, spiritual programs, and the United States Military Academy's overall character development strategy.

  • You will meet regularly with the Lead Integrator of the United States Military Academy's character program to align character efforts across the Academy.

  • You will serve as an advisor to help coordinate and govern character development initiatives to ensure their combined effect achieves the desired outcomes for all cadets.

  • You will teach courses and produce scholarship related to holistic health and spiritual fitness, and/or character development as required.

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Position may include working selected weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • This position may have a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of up to 25% of the time.


    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 2 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 health insurance, life insurance, retirement, dental and vision. You will be eligible to earn annual leave and sick leave.

    Applicants must (a) hold a bachelor's degree 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 FACTORS/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs Applicants will be evaluated on the following factors: Applicants will be evaluated on the following factors: 1) Academic Accomplishment (Ph.D. in theological studies, adult education, philosophy/ethics, leadership and higher level education, or in a subject matter related to the position is preferred); 2) Demonstrated ability to teach at the college level; 3) Experience with the scholarship and stewardship responsibilities of professions; 4) Experience in curriculum development, assessment, and integration of spiritual programs, resiliency, mental/emotional wellness, and/or mindfulness; 5) Experience effectively communicating with leaders in an organization, building effective relationships and teams, and conducting workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students.

    EDUCATION: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and
    Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct deposit of pay is required.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 31 - Education Services position.
    • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement..
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: 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.
    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume/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 or curriculum vitae 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. For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    3. Academic Transcripts. This position has an individual occupational requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your academic transcripts with your application package. See: Transcripts and License.
    4. Writing sample consisting of a technical report, published article, or information paper with the applicant as the sole or primary author.
    5. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
    6. Three (3) Reference Contacts

    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, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (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 DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:

    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.

    Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package. Application packages must include:

    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
    3. Academic Transcripts;
    4. Writing sample consisting of a technical report, published article, or information paper with the applicant as the sole or primary author;
    5. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation;
    6. Three (3) Reference Contacts;
    7. DD 214, if claiming veteran's preference; and,
    8. Copy of Sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders and marriage certificate, if claiming military spouse preference.

    In order to receive full consideration, applications should be postmarked or received by the closing date of the announcement.

    Submit your full application package via email to the following address (electronic submissions preferred):

    United States Military Academy
    Nininger Hall
    Attention: Lieutenant Colonel Matthew S. Arbogast
    West Point, New York 10996

    NEXT STEPS: Requests for further information may be submitted to:

    United States Military Academy
    Nininger Hall
    Attention: Lieutenant Colonel Matthew S. Arbogast
    West Point, New York 10996
    Phone: 845-938-3028
    West Point , NY   10996

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