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Job Title:Associate Professor / Professor

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Military Academy

Job Announcement Number:BRF130001

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

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$80,095.00 to $165,300.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 to Friday, February 01, 2013




Full Time - Term NTE 13 Months


1 vacancy in the following location:
West Point, NY United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Non-Citizens with allegiance to the United States


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

Located in the scenic Hudson River valley, only 50 miles from New York City, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year academic institution, a nationally-renowned historic site, and the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. The undergraduates, known as cadets, are commissioned as officers in the US Army upon graduation. You can watch them on parade or competing as intercollegiate athletes in a wide range of sports events. As a military installation, West Point is a small, self-contained city with housing for the military stationed here in support of the Academy, a Department of Public Works to maintain the roads, grounds and facilities, two libraries (Academic and Community), a military hospital, fire department, chapels, restaurants. West Point's 3,000 civilian employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theatre, the Hudson Valley's premiere performing arts center, and to recreational facilities such as an 18-hole Golf Course and Ski Slope.


Who May Apply:


All U.S. citizens and non-citizens with allegiance to the United States.


  • If there are no qualified US citizens, then non-citizens may be considered.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation.
  • Moving expenses are not authorized.


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You will serve as an Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering (DSE) and the Associate Director of the Center for Nation Reconstruction and Capacity Development (C/NRCD) at the US Military Academy, teaching courses in systems engineering and engineering management and conducting senior capstone projects in nation reconstruction, facilities management, infrastructure and assessment, capacity development.  Incumbent will participate in cadet development through academic counseling and mentorship, supervise study abroad activities, and guide student research through academic or other extracurricular activities. In addition the incumbent will serve as capstone project coordinator for the DSE which will involve managing and helping to fund cadet capstone experiences, and organizing and executing the annual capstone day activities. Incumbent will also have a significant research component to support the research and training mission of the C/NRCD.  Faculty members at USMA are expected to contribute in five general domains: teaching, scholarship, community and institutional services, cadet development, and faculty development. Travel abroad in support of this position may include travel to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas of conflict.


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This is a full time term appointment in the excepted service not to exceed 13 months.   


SALARY:   Competitive salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


QUALIFICATIONS:   Applicants must (a) hold a bachelors 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 FACTORS/KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Applicants will be evaluated on the following: 1) Academic Accomplishment (master's degree which includes graduate course work in engineering and planning is preferred); 2) Ability to plan, develop, evaluate and teach courses and programs at the college-level in subjects such as nation reconstruction, systems engineering, systems engineering management, infrastructure, assessment, planning, facilities management and related subject-matter; 3) Ability to conduct research in areas relevant to nation reconstruction and capacity development, facilities management, infrastructure or related areas; 4) Ability to counsel and support the personal growth and development of cadets outside of the classroom.




Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.


Your application package (curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and DD214 (if claiming veteran's preference)) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  


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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. 

    Application packages must include:

    1. Curriculum Vitae

    2. Personal Statement

    3. Academic Transcripts

    4. Five References

    5. DD214, if claiming veteran's preference

    6. Copy of sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders, if claiming military spouse preference.


    In order to receive full consideration, applications should be postmarked or received by the closing date of the announcement.


    Submit your full application package to the following address:


    United States Military Academy

    Department of Systems Engineering

    ATTN: Dr. John Farr

    West Point, NY 10996-1787

    Phone: (845) 938-5206





    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    The following documents are required:

    • Curriculum Vitae (CV): If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    • This position has an education requirement, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
    • If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.   For more information about Veteran's

      Preference, please click this link:   Please upload veteran's

      documents under the appropriate category.
    • 5 References.
    • Personal Statement.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    John V. Farr
    Phone: (845)938-5206
    Agency Information:
    W1FBAAFC Department of Systems Engineering
    Dept of Systems Engineering
    West Point, NY



    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  Please follow all instructions carefully. 


    Requests for further information may be submitted to:

    Dr. John Farr

    United States Military Academy

    Department of Systems Engineering

    West Point, New York 10996


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