The USAF Academy (USAFA) anticipates filling the position of Academy Scholars Program Director (ASPD). The anticipated start date is June 25th, 2012. The initial appointment is for three years. Successive reappointments of up to four years in length will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and funding availability.
The Academy Scholars Program (ASP) is an academic honors program that features study of seminal works in a range of disciplines to prepare for intellectual and leadership excellence. The ASP is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), and provides opportunities in and beyond the classroom to develop strategic thinking and leadership for the 21st century. The Director reports to the Dean of the Faculty (Provost) and will join other Academy leaders in encouraging a culture that promotes the Academy Scholars Program and its ideals at USAFA. This includes partnering with the Director of Graduate Education in preparing cadets for prestigious scholarships, sustaining the ASP as an engine of innovation and excellence throughout the USAFA academic program, and serving as a model teacher-scholar for cadets and faculty colleagues.
The Academy seeks a senior educator and scholar who can lead the full range of ASP efforts. These include course and faculty development; budget and program management; selecting and mentoring Scholars cadets; teaching the ASP capstone course in “Statesmanship”; participating in national NCHC, Aspen Institute, and other similar events; and supervising a part-time program manager. Applicants must have an earned doctorate and qualify for appointment in one of the Academy’s academic departments. Preferred candidates will have the rank of associate or full professor; a record of excellence in teaching; a strong reputation in scholarship and in academic leadership to include assessment and continuous improvement; experience in honors education and interdisciplinary teaching; the ability to interface with a large, diverse faculty and institutional leadership; and a commitment to character development in higher education.
USAFA, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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. The Academy faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators, with a record of offering continuing appointments to civilian faculty after demonstrated excellence in an initial three-year appointment. Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.
Requirements:The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Salary:Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and based on a 12-month work year.
To Apply:Go to www.usajobs.gov. Type in “USAF Academy” in the “Where” box and click on “Search Jobs.” Then scroll down until you locate this position.
Applications must be received by November 18th, 2011. U.S. citizenship required. The Federal Government is an equal opportunity employer. The United States Air Force Academy values the benefits of diversity among the faculty to include a variety of educational backgrounds and professional and life experiences.