Instructor/Assistant Professor | United States Military Academy


Posted: 12-Dec-22

Location: West Point, New York

Type: Full Time


Academia, Research Laboratory


Job Function:

Professor / Faculty

Years of Experience:


Preferred Education:


  • Teach undergraduate courses and associated laboratory sections in the introductory physics program, the advanced physics program, or the space science program.
  • Serve as a thesis advisor or mentor for cadet research projects.
  • Conduct and lead research projects for cadets and junior faculty.
  • Continuously participate and develop in the areas of teaching, scholarship, cadet development, faculty development, and service and Academy governance.
  • Serve as a role model for future Army leaders, support the personal growth and development of cadets in and out of the classroom.
  • Participate in the department’s New Instructor Training.

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must (a) hold a bachelor’s degree or higher that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, OR (b) possess a combination of education and experience — courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Applicants will be evaluated on the following: 1) Academic Accomplishment (Ph.D. in physics, optics, or a closely-related field preferred); 2) Ability to teach undergraduate introductory calculus-based physics courses, advanced physics courses, or space sciences courses in the United States Military Academy curriculum; 3) Ability to serve as a thesis advisor or mentor for cadet research projects and ability to serve as a role-model for cadets; 4) Ability to conduct and lead research projects; 5) Ability to contribute to faculty development; and 6) Ability to contribute to service and Academy governance.

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About United States Military Academy

The U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY is an academic institution located in the Hudson River Valley, 50 miles from New York City. The historic site is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. West Point is a self-contained city with housing, a Department of Public Works, libraries, hospital, fire department, chapels, and restaurants. Employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theater, Hudson Valley’s performing arts center, and recreational facilities.

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