Computer Science Department - United States Air Force Academy

Military Candidates

If you are an active duty military officer interested in joining the USAFA Computer Science Department, please contact our Personnel Officer via e-mail at dfcs.personnel@usafa.edu.

Civilian Faculty Openings


COLEMAN-RICHARDSON ENDOWED CHAIR


The United States Air Force Academy Department of Computer Science is accepting applications for the Coleman-Richardson Chair for the 2014-15 academic year. This endowed position affords the opportunity for distinguished professionals from academia, government, and industry to develop, mentor, and inspire future leaders of the United States Air Force. Typical activities of those appointed to the Coleman-Richardson Chair include teaching courses, conducting collaborative research with an emphasis on cadet involvement, contributing to curriculum development, and mentoring cadets via involvement in extracurricular activities such as programming contests, cyber competitions, or other teams and clubs.


The Academy is an undergraduate institution that takes great pride in the quality of its teaching. Our students graduate in four years with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force. Our program is fully ABET accredited and includes courses in computer architecture, databases, compilers, algorithms, networks, programming languages, operating systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, graphics, cryptography, and information warfare. We also provide a core computing technology course required of all Academy graduates. Our majors can participate in independent research seminars under the supervision of a faculty member. Research areas currently pursued within the Department of Computer Science include cyber security and warfare, mobile computing, and computer science education, although alternative areas of research are always welcome.


The Coleman-Richardson Chair is a unique opportunity to learn about and contribute to the Academy's mission of developing and inspiring officers of character to defend our nation. Appointments to this chair position are typically for an eleven month period, July through May, but opportunities for longer durations may be possible. Compensation is negotiated separately and is dependent upon qualifications. U.S. citizenship is required.


Interested candidates should contact the search committee chair, Dr.Barry Fagin, at Barry.Fagin@usafa.edu or 719-333-7377. Apply by sending a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The United States Air Force Academy values the benefits of diversity among the faculty.

VISITING PROFESSOR POSITION


Pending funding approval, the United States Air Force Academy Department of Computer Science is accepting applications for a Visiting Professor position for the 2014-15 academic year. This is an approximate 11-month appointment ideally suited for faculty on leave from their host institution. The Academy will reimburse the applicant's host institution for all salary and benefits during the appointment.


The Academy is an undergraduate institution that takes great pride in the quality of its teaching. Our students graduate in four years with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the US Air Force. Our program is fully ABET accredited, and includes courses in architecture, databases, compilers, operating systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, graphics, cryptography, and information warfare. We also staff a core computing technology course required of all Academy graduates, and our majors can participate in independent study/research seminars under the supervision of a faculty member.


The US Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs, nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak in the front range of the Colorado Rockies. Home to the US Olympic Training Center, it is well known for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. In the winter, world-class skiing and snowboarding are only a couple of hours away by car, while the summer hiking in the Rockies is breathtaking. The Academy will pay all reasonable moving expenses to and from the Academy.


We view this position as an opportunity to bring in outstanding faculty from all over the country to enrich our program, and to afford them a unique perspective on the Academy experience. For those not familiar with a military environment, this would be an excellent opportunity to learn more about an institution responsible for educating the young men and women who are sworn to protect America. Interested candidates should contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr.Barry Fagin at Barry.Fagin@usafa.edu or 719-333-7377. A full application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Electronic copies of each should be sent to the Chair. U.S. Citizenship and full-time employment at a U.S. college or university is required.


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.

About the Air Force Academy

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 ability to accommodate a service academy environment is essential. The student body consists of approximately 4000 men and women representing every state and several foreign countries. In addition to a core curriculum of academic and professional courses, majors are offered in 30 academic disciplines.

Teaching duties include the Academy's core computing course and one or more advanced computer science courses, currently three sections per semester (with two preparations). There is also time for independent research. Research areas of excellence in the Department of Computer Science include Information Warfare, Modeling and Simulation and Computer Science education, although applications will be considered from all specialties.

About Colorado Springs


The US Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs, nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak in the front range of the Colorado Rockies. Colorado Springs is well known for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and exceptional quality of life. In the winter, world-class skiing and snowboarding are only a couple of hours away, while the summer hiking in the Rockies is breathtaking. Colorado Springs boasts the US Olympic Training Center, an active arts community, a zoo, and a symphony. It is also the center of a strong high-tech economy.

 


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