U.S. Military Academy Instructor/Assistant Professor in West Point, New York
About the Position:Located in the scenic Hudson River valley, only 50 miles from New York City, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year academic institution, a nationally renowned historic site, and the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. The undergraduates, known as cadets, are commissioned as officers in the US Army upon graduation. You can watch them on parade or competing as intercollegiate athletes in a wide range of sports events. As a military installation, West Point is a small, self-contained city with housing for the military stationed here in support of the Academy, a Department of Public Works to maintain the roads, grounds and facilities, two libraries (Academic and Community), a military hospital, fire department, chapels, restaurants. West Point's 3,000 civilian employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theatre, the Hudson Valley's premiere performing arts center, and to recreational facilities such as an 18-hole Golf Course and Ski Slope.
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As an Instructor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering you will teach and oversee courses in accredited Systems Engineering and Engineering Management programs; conduct Data Analytics/Data Science research in Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, or related fields; attract and conduct funded research in areas relevant to the Army and the Department of Systems Engineering; report results in professional meetings, journal publications, and conferences; mentor junior faculty and support student activities outside of the classroom; and have the potential for leadership within the Department of Defense as a subject matter expert in Data Analytics/Data Science, and in professional societies representing the Department of Systems Engineering and the Academy.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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1701 General Education And Training
Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Who May Apply: All US Citizens and non-citizens with allegiance to the United States.
This is a full-time term appointment in the excepted service starting on or about 1 June 2018 and not to exceed 3 years. Term appointments may be extended beyond the initial term.
Applicants must (a) hold a bachelor's degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject matter field appropriate to the position, OR (b) possess a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):Applicants will be evaluated on the following factors: 1) Academic accomplishment (an advanced degree (M.S. / Ph.D.) in Data Analytics/Data Science or a closely related field is strongly preferred); 2) Demonstrated professional experience in the field of Data Analytics/Data Science; 3) Ability to plan, develop, evaluate, and teach courses and programs in Systems Engineering/Engineering Management; 4) Ability to counsel and support the personal growth and development of cadets outside the classroom; 5) Ability to advise and mentor junior faculty on teaching, assessment, and scholarly development, especially in the fields of Data Analytics/Data Science; 6) Ability to conduct Data Analytics/Data Science research in areas relevant to the Army and the Department of Systems Engineering, to include managing the Data Science Center of Education; 7) Demonstrated potential for continued growth in the academic profession.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
FOREIGN EDUCATION:If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume/curriculum vitae and supporting documents) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): 1. Curriculum Vitae (CV). If you submit a resume with inappropriate material, e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. 2. This position has an education requirement, you must submit your academic transcripts with your application. 3. Three Letters of Recommendation 4. Personal Statement (1 page limit)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants: 1. You MUST submit documents verifying your veteran's preference or military spouse preference if you are claiming these preferences. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders. 2. If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.
If you fail to provide these required documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package. Application packages must include: 1. Curriculum Vitae (CV). If you submit a resume with inappropriate material, e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. 2. This position has an education requirement, you must submit your academic transcripts with your application. 3. Three Letters of Recommendation. 4. Personal Statement (1 page limit). 5. DD214, if claiming veteran's preference. 6. Copy of Sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders and marriage certificate, if claiming military spouse preference.
In order to receive full consideration, applications should be postmarked or received by the closing date of this announcement.
Submit your full application package to the following:
United States Military Academy Department of Systems Engineering ATTN: Betty Melick West Point, New York 10996-1995
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496587800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/16/2018 to 04/20/2018
Salary: $107,521 to $131,985 per year
Pay scale & grade: AD 00
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Term - 3 Years