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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2013-14 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. Steve Hadfield, at Steven.Hadfield@usafa.edu or 719-333-7474. Apply by sending a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The United States Air Force Academy values the benefits of diversity among the faculty.
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.