The United States Air Force Academy is an undergraduate institution awarding 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.
If you're interested in joining the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, we hire officers with advanced degrees directly, and can also sponsor officers for advanced degrees with follow-on teaching assignments via our Faculty Pipeline (FP).
Please note, it's VERY IMPORTANT to notify the DFEC personnel officer (contact info below) if you're interested in either a Direct Hire or the Faculty Pipeline program. That should be your first step.
Direct Hire Opportunities
If you already have a PhD or MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering, you are eligible to apply for an instructor position as a direct hire. In order to be considered, you need to:
If you'd like to be sponsored for a PhD or MS degree, with a follow-on teaching assignment, you can apply for our Faculty Pipeline (FP). In order to be considered for this program, you need to:
Direct Hire / Faculty Pipeline Instructor Package
In order to select the most qualified candidate, we'll ask you to put together an instructor package. This is only required if/when AFPC releases you for an assignment at USAFA; however, you can submit any information you have any time you like. An instructor package includes the following:
Civilian positions are not frequently available, but we are always interested in keeping a pool of interested candidates in the case we have an unexpected opening. In order to be competitive, civilian applicants should have excellent speaking and interpersonal skills, as well as an exemplary academic record. All openings will be advertised on www.usajobs.gov, and may also be posted in professional journals such as IEEE Spectrum.
Contact Information for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Please direct all inquiries regarding opportunities in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department to the DFEC personnel officer:
COMM: (719) 333-9472
Fax: (719) 333-3756
DSN Prefix is 333
DFEC -- Personnel Officer
2354 Fairchild Dr., Ste 2F6
USAF Academy Co. 80840-6236
*For opportunities in other USAFA departments, please contact their respective department POCs.*