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Job Title:  Assistant Professor
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Military Academy
Hiring Organization:  Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership
Job Announcement Number:  BRF130029

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$61,651.00 to $82,498.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Full Time - Term NTE 3 years
1 vacancy in the following location:
West Point, NY View Map
US Citizens and Non-Citizens with allegiance to the United States
Q - Nonsensitive


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 widerange 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:

US Citizens and Non-Citizens with Allegiance to the United States.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Moving expenses are not authorized.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.


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As an Assistant Professor, you will teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership.The department is inter-disciplinary offering majors in Psychology, Engineering Psychology, Management, Leadership, and Sociology.  You will design, teach, and administer undergraduate courses, and mentor students' academic and extracurricular development.  You will support the personal growth and development of cadets in and out of the classroom, as a role model for future leaders of the Nation.  


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This is a full time term appointment in the excepted service not to exceed 3 years starting on or about June 2014.


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 SKILLSAND ABILITIES (KSAs): Applicants will be evaluated on the following: 1) Academic Accomplishment (a Ph.D is strongly preferred) specializing in experimental, cognitive or social/organizational psychology, or closely related discipline; 2) Ability to teach undergraduate courses in a Psychology program including introductory psychology and advanced courses in social, developmental, and research methods/statistics (classroom teaching experience at the college level preferred); 3) Ability to conduct academic research in the field of psychology and provide evidence of a personal research agenda in that field; 4) Ability to mentor students, direct them in their individual, application-oriented research projects, and support student activities outside the classroom; and 5) Ability to design and assess courses and to work cooperatively with other faculty who teach an integrated curriculum.





Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • 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.
  • Moving expenses are not authorized.



Your application package (resume/curriculum vitae and supporting documents) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.




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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.


  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.



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

Application packages must include:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Academic Transcripts

3. Research Statement

4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

5. 1-2 Writing/Publication Samples

6. Three Letters of Reference

7. DD214, if claiming veteran's preference


8. Copy of Sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders and marriage certificate, 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 Behavioral Science and Leadership

ATTN: Juliza Ramirez-Wylie

601 Cullum Road

Weat Point, NY 10996

Phone: 845-938-2906




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. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


The following documents are required:

  1. 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.


  2.  This position has an education requirement, you must submit your academic transcripts with your application.


  3.  You MUST submit documents verifying your veteran's preference or military spouse prefrence if you are claiming these preferences. These documents may include, but are not limited to: 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.


  4.  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:

  5.  Research Statement 

  6.  Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

  7.  1-2 Writing/Publication Samples

  8.  Three Letters of Reference


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

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


Juliza Ramirez-Wylie
Phone: (845)938-2906
Agency Information:
W1FBAA Department of Behavioral Science and Leader
Thayer Hall Building 601
West Point, NY


Your application package will be used to determine your qualifications and quality ranking for this position.  If you are determined to be not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.



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