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We seek an energetic passionate data professional with a desire to educate and develop future decision makers. Come join our team and work with talented students and collaborative colleagues as we expand our nationally recognized analytics programs to incorporate data science. We want an individual who possesses or can develop the skills to assume a significant leadership role in our data science program.
Duties will include teaching undergraduate statistics, data science, and mathematics courses, working with students on group and individual research projects, curriculum and program development related to statistics and data science, committee work, and various other administrative tasks associated with being a faculty member. Applicants will be assessed based on their teaching ability and experience, record or potential for scholarship, commitment to service, and the breadth and relevance of their educational background and life experiences.
The chosen candidate will join eight other full-time civilian professors in a dynamic department which includes approximately thirty-five military faculty members. In addition, the candidate will engage with members of related departments through the Operations Research major. Our faculty members work closely with each other in a collegial, collaborative, and mentoring environment. The chosen applicant will be a person who understands the dual academic and military mission of the Academy and who recognizes the remarkable opportunities and sometimes demanding responsibilities inherent in this position. The academic mission of the Air Force Academy focuses on active student learning and personal development; we desire applicants who understand and appreciate the educational challenges and the technological culture of the current generation of college students.
All faculty members are expected to contribute to the Academy's primary mission of developing leaders of character through exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad array of statistics, data science, and mathematics courses, engage students in undergraduate research, and serve as a mentor to cadets. We seek an individual with a breadth of intellectual interests who currently has or will pursue an active program of scholarship to include pedagogical research and innovative curriculum development. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities benefiting the department, the Air Force Academy, and the professional mathematics/statistics community.
Applicants should be aware that employment at the Air Force Academy differs in significant ways from employment at other colleges or universities. The USAF Academy does not offer tenure. Initial faculty appointments are for 3 years. At the end of the second year, the original appointment may be extended for an additional 3 years (6 years total) with the possibility of successive extensions. This appointment system provides long-term employment stability for reappointment-eligible faculty with extensions occurring with at least 3 years remaining on a current appointment. Extensions are based on an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and financial constraints. Historically, 95% of eligible faculty are extended, and the average length of time on faculty for those currently serving in this system exceeds 12 years.
Faculty members are assigned duties and paid over a full 12-month calendar year and earn about 30 days of paid leave (vacation) per year. Additional holidays and "family days" bring the total paid time off per year to six to eight weeks. In addition, there are opportunities for summer academic research absences and sabbaticals every 7th year. Career progression proceeds through the traditional academic ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor.
Moreover, the Air Force Academy is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include information about how they will further this goal, as well as directly addressing the required and desired qualifications in their cover letter. In addition, it is strongly encouraged that applicants send an unofficial copy of their undergraduate and graduate school transcripts.
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