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We are accepting packages for this summer move cycle and beyond.


Position Description

As an instructor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, your job will be to:

  • Develop in cadets the ability to:
    • Formulate and solve problems which require mathematics.
    • Make valid decisions based on quantitative inputs.
    • Comprehend and communicate technical information.
  • Provide positive role models and guidance for cadets in order to develop their military bearing, decorum, and dedication to duty.
  • Instill in cadets an appreciation and positive attitude towards mathematics.

Current Openings

DFMS traditionally experiences a 10-20% annual rotation. Position openings depend primarily on when people are leaving, which is difficult to predict. We therefore ALWAYS accept applications. We recommend you apply 12 months from the time you desire to come here. Requirements for application:

  • Masters of Science

  • A strong military record.

  • The ability to serve as a positive role model for cadets.

  • Time on Station requirements met (or waived, in writing, by your commander)

  • USAF Fitness Standards met

Preference will be given to those with less than ten years of active commissioned service and/or at least three years of commissioned time, excluding any educational or training assignments.


How to Apply

First, contact your AFPC functional and ask about the process to apply to teach at USAFA. Next, prepare an application package (paper or electronic) to include the following:

  • Cover Letter that explains your desire and intentions (MFR Format)

  • Military Resume (Any Format)

  • Academic Transcripts (Electronic is acceptable, only if followed with paper copies)

  • OPR’s (Last 5 reports of any kind)

  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (Optional: 3 max)

Rated officers, please include the following additional items:

  • Flight Records – excerpt page with flying time summary from each airframe

  • Form 8s (Flight evaluations from last two years)


Mail the package to:
Attn: DFMS Personnel Officer
2354 Fairchild Drive, Suite 6D102
USAF Academy, CO 80840-6252


Or e-mail the DFMS Personnel Officer an electronic version of the application.  Be sure to include a daytime phone number and an e-mail address in all applications.  Please contact Lt Col Christopher Cullenbine directly via email or 719-333-1411 if you have any questions.

Pending funding availability the top 25% of applicants may be asked to visit USAFA for an interview, which would include a 15-20 minute presentation (topic of your choice) in front of senior faculty members.


U.S. Air Force Academy, USAFA, CO 80840, (719) 333-1110 DSN: 333-1110, 26 Oct 16
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