Assistant Professor of Physics

Colorado, United States
$104,527.00 - $104,527.00
May 24, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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 majors.

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.

Requirements Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.
  • Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.
  • Doctoral degree (see Qualifications for required academic disciplines)
  • The salary shown is the minimum (Annual) amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual's qualifications and experience.
  • You will be required to serve a 1-year trial period
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information go to:
  • Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Doctoral degree (must be completed by application deadline) in Physics, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related field. U.S. Citizenship is required. Candidates will be required to either possess a current TOP SECRET (or higher) security clearance or the ability to obtain a TOP SECRET (or higher) security clearance.

    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. AICENACES), who will complete a U.S. Standard of Education Conversion.

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