Assistant Professor of Physics
The Department of Physics seeks to fill a full-time Assistant
Professor position beginning January 4, 2022. The responsibilities
of this position include teaching introductory physics courses to
freshman and sophomore cadets, directing upper-level physics
courses, conducting and leading physics research, as well as
fulfilling associated departmental duties. Ideal candidates will
have a research background or work experience in the field of
Nuclear Physics. If selected, faculty member will be expected to
lead research within the Department's Nuclear Enterprise Research
Center (NERC), which conducts interdisciplinary cutting-edge
research across the nuclear science and policy spectrum, utilizing
partnerships across the nuclear weapons complex. The NERC supports
the Nuclear Weapons and Strategy Minor and provides research
opportunities for cadets of all academic backgrounds and
The United States Air Force Academy, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an undergraduate institution that awards the Bachelor of Science degree as part of its mission to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Faculty applications are invited from candidates who can contribute to this mission by interacting with cadets, both in and out of the classroom, as instructors and mentors. The Academy faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators. The student body consists of approximately 4,000 men and women representing every state and several foreign countries. The curriculum includes a core of academic and professional courses, 31 academic majors, and 4 minors.
Physics, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related fields.
Applicants will be assessed based on teaching experience, credentials, scholarship, service, and education. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and leadership in teaching and research in the field of nuclear science. Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests. Preferred candidates will possess a current TOP SECRET (or higher) security clearance Education
If selected, you will be requested to provide original copies of ALL OFFICIAL transcripts for degrees being pursued or obtained (or letter of degree completion if an OFFICIAL transcript is not available due to recent graduation) to support your educational claims as stated in your curriculum vitae. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a transcript to be considered OFFICIAL, it should be printed on university letterhead and the registrar's official seal/signature must appear on the transcript. Your transcripts must also reflect the degree awarded/conferred date. Transcripts labeled UNOFFICIAL will not be accepted.
Upon request, ensure you include ALL transcripts to support your educational claims as stated in your curriculum vitae (resume) even if not required for this position.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the educational requirements. However, you must show proof that the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in a conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying in the form of an "official" statement of U.S. equivalency from a Department of Education approved (non-federal) agency (i.e. AICE, NACES), who will complete a U.S. Standard of Education Conversion.
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