Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 27, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate behavioral science courses, particularly those related to leadership in organizations; directing or managing courses by preparing supporting documents and reports such as syllabi, grade reports, and course assessment reports; preparing and grading examinations, papers, projects, or labs; facilitating cadet research activities embedded within an academic course or offered for academic credit; advising students on appropriate courses or research activities consistent with their academic goals; and promoting a behavioral science curriculum and research to students and stakeholders at department hosted events.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  •   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
    • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Doctoral degree (must be completed by employment start date) in Leadership, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, or other behavioral science field (e.g., psychology and sociology) where the primary focus of their studies, teaching, and research is leadership in organizations. 

    ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES: Leadership, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, or other behavioral science field (e.g., psychology and sociology) where primary focus of studies, teaching, and research is leadership in organizations

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ideal candidates should have teaching experience in their respective discipline at the undergraduate level. Candidates should be willing to regularly teach introductory undergraduate courses in one or more of these disciplines and to mentor undergraduate research. Experience planning, conducting and publishing or presenting behavioral science research, experience advising students on course selection and matching students to faculty and research are also highly desired.
    Candidates will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.


    If selected, you MUST 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. Legible photocopies of OFFICIAL transcripts are acceptable for initial application submission. However, if selected, you will be required to provide (original) copies of your OFFICIAL transcripts. 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.

    Note: 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.

    Additional information

    This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Late applications from veterans will not be accepted for faculty positions. Late applications for veterans only apply when filling positions in the competitive service.

    Individuals who are eligible for Schedule A, 213.3102(u) appointments cannot be referred under the Air Force Selective Placement Program process for faculty positions. Schedule A applicants must email a completed application package to the address specified in the "How to Apply" section and it must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Late or incomplete application packages will not be considered.

    As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information click here.

    This is NOT a designated drug testing position.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

    USAFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. The Air Force believes that diversity is essential to accomplishing its mission. The Air Force Academy highly values individuals who have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with and help develop individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. For the Air Force, diversity encompasses: personal life experiences, geographic background, socioeconomic background, cultural knowledge, educational background, work background, language abilities, physical abilities, philosophical/spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender.

    Applications submitted under this announcement will be considered ONLY for this vacancy.

    Travel and relocation expenses WILL be paid.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit:

    Close How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applicants possessing the required qualifications as contained within this announcement will be evaluated and ranked by a Faculty-Rating Panel based on the extent to which their experience and education relate to the requirements of the position. A personal interview and presentation to the faculty may be required of the top applicants.

    Applicants will be assessed based on their teaching credentials, scholarship, service, and education.

    Your application package (curriculum vitae, cover letter, and statement of citizenship.) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. An incomplete package will result in non-consideration of your application.

    USAFA is dedicated to the goal of building a pluralistic faculty committed to a multicultural environment that enriches the educational experience of our students. Hence, we are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, life experience and/or research interests contribute to a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms. Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest that addresses the ways in which the applicant's qualifications meet the requirements of the ad to include evidence of teaching excellence, promise of research productivity, and commitment to diversity/inclusion. Additional documents are required to complete your application package, please reference the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" section for more information.


    Close Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Q - Nonsensitive

    Drug test required