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Job Title:Instructor of Physical Education (Human Performance Lab)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:13-03AD

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

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$46,274.00 to $46,274.00 / Per Year


Monday, October 29, 2012 to Friday, November 09, 2012




Full Time - Term NTE 30 June 2014




1 vacancy in the following location:
Air Force Academy, CO United StatesView 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.


This position is located in the Directorate of Athletics, Physical Education Department, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.


This is an 18-month TERM Appointment beginning approximately 2 January 2013 and terminating 30 June 2014.  Subsequent reappointments of up to three years in length will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs and funding availability.  This position in the 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.  Faculty applications are invited from candidates who can contribute to this mission by interacting with cadets, both in and out of the classroom.  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
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • Service of a 1-year probationary period
  • Bachelor's degree


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Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate exercise physiology course, along with other Physical Education courses to include combatives, aquatics and lifetime sports; testing and training of intercollegiate athletes; conducting research and serving on internal committees.


Commitment to the academic and military development of cadets and the teaching and role modeling of character and leadership skills to future US Air Force officers are critical. 


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Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree and experience in the field of specialization (Exercise Physiology).  ACSM certification and/or NSCA certification is highly desirable.


Preference will be given to those that have obtained an earned doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, or other closely related discipline.


Successful candidates will be those that have: Evidence of outstanding university-level teaching experience; Demonstrated experience in testing and training intercollegiate level athletics, along with a background in sports vision training; Demonstrated expertise in research and other scholarly activities, such as admission of peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations.


Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, and initiative.



You MUST provide a copy of your "OFFICIAL" undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree transcript to support your educational claim.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Photocopies of "OFFICIAL" transcripts are acceptable for the application process.  However, if selected, you will be required to provide (original) copies of your "OFFICIAL" transcripts.




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.


Occasional travel may be required in the performance of incumbent's official duties.


Applicants possessing the required qualifications as contained within this announcement will be evaluated and ranked by a Faculty Selection Committee 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.

The U.S. Air Force Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities.  The Air Force believes that diversity is essential to accomplishing its mission.  The Air Force Academy highly values individuals who have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with and help develop individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.  For the Air Force, diversity encompasses: personal life experiences, geographic background, socioeconomic background, cultural knowledge, educational background, work background, language abilities, physical abilities, hilosophical/spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender.

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

Applications submitted under this announcement will be considered ONLY for this vacancy.

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, November 09, 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 list of three references (to include names, complete mailing addresses, and telephone numbers) familiar with your professional work to:  10 FSS/FSMC, (ATTN: Faculty Staffing Team, #13-03AD , 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, November 09, 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)


·    Copy of "OFFICIAL" Undergraduate (Bachelor's) Degree Transcript

    Note: Photocopies of "OFFICIAL" transcripts are acceptable for the application process.  However, if

    selected, you will be required to provide (original) copies of your "OFFICIAL" transcripts.


·    List of Three References (to include name, complete mailing address and phone number)


·    Veterans’ Preference Documents (i.e. DD214 or Proof of Service letter (if active duty military), SF15, VA

    letter for federal employment), if applicable


·    Statement of U.S. Citizenship


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 application 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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