Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences

US Air Force Academy
Colorado, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 24, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Department: Computer and Cyber Sciences
Position Status: Full-time, 12-month contract

Position Summary:  The Department of Computer and Cyber Sciences at the United States Air Force Academy invites applications for an Assistant Professor position to begin in June 2021.  Higher ranks may be possible with corresponding qualifications.

Position Duties:  The selected applicant will teach undergraduate computer science, cyber security, data science, and/or operations research courses; conduct scholarly research; and perform service to the department and the institution.  Beyond teaching, the primary duties include curriculum development, course development and revision, academic advising, and helping develop cadets to become Air Force officers of character.

Qualifications: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen with a doctoral degree in computer science, computer security, computer engineering, data science, operations research, or a related field by the time employment begins. Candidates with a background in cyber security, artificial intelligence, or data science are particularly encouraged to apply although all backgrounds are welcome and will be considered.  Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include integrity, industry, initiative, enthusiasm, collegiality, and demonstrated expertise in both teaching and their academic discipline.  Candidates should  have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Candidates will be expected to contribute to the U.S. Air Force Academy mission by interacting with cadets, both in and out of the classroom as instructors and mentors. Evidence of teaching excellence and research promise is desired.  Candidates who are interested in developing future leaders of character with a desire to serve their country are particularly welcome.

Compensation and Benefits:  This full-time, 12-month position is currently transitioning from renewable term to a tenure-track structure.  The annual salary range starts at $114,291 which may be set higher commensurate with individual’s qualifications and experience.  The comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; flexible spending accounts; and 28 days of paid time off plus 13 days of sick leave and 10 federal holidays with the possibility of additional time-off and monetary incentive bonuses.

About the U. S. Air Force Academy:  The United States Air Force Academy is a federal military service academy focused on developing officers of character and integrity to serve the nation.  The 4,400 cadets complete a broad liberal arts and sciences core curriculum together with an academic major and extensive military training and athletic programs.  The Air Force Academy is located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  Colorado Springs provides an extensive array of cultural and recreational activities.  The Denver metropolitan area offers even more activities, and is less than an hour north.  Additional information on the U. S. Air Force Academy can be found at

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Diversity:  The U. S. Air Force Academy is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  Prospective candidates must engender a climate that values and utilizes diversity in all its forms to enliven and make more inclusive the work of the organization.  The Academy is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.  Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Reasonable Accommodation:  The Air Force Academy, like all federal agencies, is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

How to Apply:  Apply for this position on the website at  Additional information on this position can be found at this site as well.  Applications will be accepted through November 15th, 2020 at which point the applications will be provided to the Department of Computer and Cyber Sciences selection committee.

Contact information:  To learn more about this position and share early unofficial application information such as a cover letters and CV, please contact Dr. Steve Hadfield at

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