The United States Air Force Academy, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an undergraduate institution which awards the Bachelor of Science degree as part of its mission to inspire and develop outstanding young men and women to become Air Force officers with knowledge, character, and discipline. 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. Applications are invited from candidates with strong interests in teaching, developing undergraduate courses, and using computers and advanced technology to enhance education. The Academy faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators. Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests. 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, 28 disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors, and 4 divisional majors.
DFAN offers an ABET accredited B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, with an emphasis in aerodynamics; propulsion; aerospace structures; or aircraft flight mechanics, stability, and control. DFAN’s mission is to enrich cadet education by engaging them in meaningful research projects, to support current U.S. aerospace research objectives, to provide opportunities for the professional development and scholarly activity of DFAN faculty, and to generate the funding necessary to maintain a world-class undergraduate experimental and computational research infrastructure.
DFAN’s Aeronautics Research Center (ARC) is the focal point for our cadet-centered research programs. Cadets are provided opportunities to work on actual research projects that support current U.S. aerospace research objectives while under the close supervision of faculty members. The ARC is located in the USAFA Aeronautics Laboratory, a 5,100 square meter building, which houses world-class experimental and computational facilities. The ARC staff includes twenty researchers and seven technicians. The USAF Office of Scientific Research is a major contributor to the ARC’s funding and technical direction. The ARC also receives funding from AFRL directorates, NASA, and the U.S. Army.
The USAFA Aeronautics Department has no currently open positions.