Director of Civilian Faculty Programs at the United States Air Force Academy

Colorado, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

United States Air Force Academy Director of Civilian Faculty Programs (#20-34DFSC)

The Dean of Faculty organization at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) anticipates filling the Director of Civilian Faculty Programs position with a start date of June 21, 2021.

As the Director of the Dean of Faculty Civilian Faculty Programs office the selectee will be directly involved in the critical responsibility of hiring preeminent faculty and staff to educate and guide over 4,000 cadets. Faculty and staff play a critical role in supporting the Academy’s mission “to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character motivated to lead the United States Air and Space Forces in service to our nation.” As the chief human resources officer the selectee will also be directly responsible for providing support and guidance to the civilian faculty and staff in the form of training, educational and developmental opportunities and assisting when requested with both personal issues as well as professional policies and procedures.

The Director of Civilian Faculty Programs supervises the hiring and employment of more than 220 federal civil service Administratively Determined (AD) civilian faculty members as well as 100 General Schedule (GS) and Federal Wage System (FWS) employees within the Dean of Faculty organization. In addition, the Director oversees the USAFA Visiting Faculty Program (VFP), which annually brings to the Academy more than two dozen professors from institutions and organizations of higher education, employees from other governmental agencies, and privately funded individuals. The person selected will be responsible for: determining all discipline-specific pay bands to include all initial AD faculty salaries; completing all Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System related surveys; responding to inquiries for faculty compensation and demographic information from Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Education entities; providing technical assistance on substantive educational as well as administrative programs; collaborating with others both within and outside the Dean of Faculty organization to identify and assess high priority educational needs; and accomplishing numerous institutional research/policy analyses in response to USAFA requests as well as Air Force, DoD, Congressional, and higher education inquiries. The selectee will be responsible for: initiating and conducting research on and subsequent analyses of higher education policy issues to assess impacts on Academy civilian faculty and educational programs; preparing manuscripts containing the findings of research and scholarly studies, which are suitable for publication or other distribution; reviewing and assessing educational plans, proposals, policies, and programs as to content, quality, soundness, feasibility and value; determining annual budget requirements for faculty salaries, merit increases, fringe benefits, academic promotions, and replacement costs; performing appropriate service-related functions, as required, in support of faculty academic department and staff agency requests on academic and personnel matters; and participating in faculty governance by attending faculty meetings, and serving, when requested, on faculty-wide committees.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree with at least five years of experience in postsecondary higher education administration/human resources leadership. Interested candidates should ensure their CV includes a detailed description of their postsecondary higher education administration and/or human resources management experience.  

Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have personnel management experience working with the federal civil service employment system. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with experience determining market-driven college and university faculty salaries, both initial as well as performance-based adjustments. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience managing the hiring of visiting professors from colleges and universities nation-wide using the Office of Personnel Management's Mobility Program Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignment Agreement. Additional desirable qualifications include: experience with human resources functional areas (talent management, compensation, benefits, performance management); knowledge of human resources trends in higher education; willingness to work a flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary; and a commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct.

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Applications must be received by February 19, 2021.