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Job Title:Assistant Professor and International Programs Manager

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:12-04IP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$55,929.00 to $55,929.00 / Per Year


Thursday, February 9, 2012 to Friday, March 23, 2012




Full Time - Term NTE 30 June 2015




1 vacancy - US Air Force Academy, COView Map


United States Citizens


The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

The salary shown is the minimum amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual’s qualifications and experience.


The Foreign Language Department anticipates filling a position in the Office of International Programs as Assistant Professor and Semester Study Abroad Program Manager.  The anticipated start date for this position is 1 June 2012.  This appointment is for three years.  Subsequent reappointments of up to four years in length will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and funding availability.

This position is in the excepted civil service.

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is located west of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  USAFA is an undergraduate institution which awards the Bachelor of Science degree as part of its mission to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.  Applications are invited from candidates who can contribute to this mission by interacting with cadets, both in and out of the classroom.  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 student body consists of approximately 4000 men and women representing every state and several foreign countries. The curriculum includes core academic and professional courses, and 31 disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors.


WHO MAY APPLY:  Applications will be accepted from United States citizens (U.S. citizenship required at time of application).



  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • You will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year
  • Ph.D. in a discipline related to language, culture or regional studies


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Candidate will be responsible for program management of Semester Study Abroad and other international programs.  Candidate will also demonstrate the ability to teach at the assistant professor level in a foreign language taught at USAFA (Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, German, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and the potential for academic service.  USAFA seeks candidates with experience relating to the qualifications listed above, as well as program management and organizational leadership experience, participation in study abroad or professional work overseas, the application of cross-cultural understanding to an operational environment and experience leading student travel and/or activities.


The selected candidate will teach classes depending on the demands of assigned duties and needs of the applicable academic department.  The selected candidate will uphold classroom standards, share cultural experiences in the professional and operational environments with cadets and motivate them toward language and cultural learning.


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A Ph.D. in a discipline related to language, culture or regional studies is required.



You MUST provide copies of “OFFICIAL” transcripts for ALL levels of post-secondary education being pursued or attained.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.




Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the educational requirements. However, you must show proof that the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in a conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying in the form of an "official" statement of U.S. equivalency from a Department of Education (DOE) approved (non-federal) agency (i.e. AICE, NACES), who will complete a U.S. Standard of Education Conversion.

The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication.  The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.  


Applicants possessing the required qualifications as contained within this announcement will be evaluated and scored by a Faculty-Rating Panel based on the extent to which their experience and education relate to the requirements of the position.  A personal interview and presentation to the faculty may be required of the top applicants.


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You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. 


Life insurance coverage is provided. 


You may participate in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).


Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement.


New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. 


You will earn annual vacation leave.


You will earn sick leave.


You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty.


You can use Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax-deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under their FEHB plans.



This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information click here.

All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

This is not a designated drug testing position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives are not offered.


Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.


Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

FAXed or emailed applications WILL NOT be accepted--no exceptions.

Applications accepted under this announcement will be considered only for this vacancy announcement.

Travel and relocation expenses may be paid.


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You must submit your application so that it will be received by the closing date of the announcement, Friday, March 23, 2012


Faxed or emailed applications WILL NOT be accepted--no exceptions.


Applications mailed using government postage or through an internal federal government mail system WILL NOT be considered.


Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application.

Please DO NOT place your application in a notebook, binder or similar type document protector.

Send a letter of application (cover letter), curriculum vitae, legible copies of “OFFICIAL” transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  10 FSS/FSMC, (ATTN: Faculty Staffing Team, #12-04IP , 5136 Eagle Drive, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO 80840-2603.  IMPORTANT:  A statement indicating your country of citizenship (i.e. "I am a citizen of _______.") is required to be included on your cover letter or curriculum vitae.  Incomplete applications and applications that are FAXed or emailed WILL NOT be considered.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY  Friday, March 23, 2012


Although we do not require your curriculum vitae to be in a specific format, certain information is required in order to determine if you are qualified.


Your curriculum vitae must include detailed information in the following areas, as appropriate:


1. Teaching Accomplishments: Include teaching experience and teaching awards.


2. Professional Accomplishments: Include research, consultations, publications, and awards.


3. Service Accomplishments: Include membership, leadership roles, nature of service and contribution in collegial and/or professional organizations, societies, etc.


4. References: Provide the names, complete mailing addresses, and telephone numbers of three individuals familiar with your professional work.


If you are claiming veterans' preference or eligibility for VRA or VEOA appointment, provide basic eligibility information in your cover letter in order that eligibility can be determined.  Also include in your application a copy of your DD-214 (member copy 4) and, if disabled, a completed SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference), along with a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs indicating percentage of disability.


The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. 


·    Letter of Application (Cover Letter)

·    Curriculum Vitae (Resume)

·    Copies of "OFFICIAL" transcripts for ALL levels of post-secondary education being pursued or attained

·    Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your professional work

·    Statement of U.S. Citizenship

·    Veterans’ Preference Documents (i.e. DD214, SF15, VA Letter), if Applicable 


Faculty Staffing Team
Phone: (719)333-4363
Agency Information:
US Air Force Academy
10 FSS/FSMC ATTN Insert Announcement #
5136 Eagle Drive


Applicants will be notified via e-mail acknowledging receipt of their package, and advised of the anticipated selection date.


Upon candidate selection, all applicants will be notified via e-mail of their selection/non-selection status.

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