The Department of Operational Sciences at the Air Force Institute of Technology invites applications for a civilian faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Candidates should possess an earned doctorate degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Management Science, or a related field at the time of employment and experience appropriate for the position. The specific area of expertise within operations research is open, but we are especially interested in candidates whose work complements the department’s current focus on data science and decision analysis. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. This is a tenure-track position. United States citizenship is required for the position.
The Department offers the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research. Successful applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching, research, publishing in high-quality journals, working within a research team, and a strong methodological foundation. Interdisciplinary research and multidisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.
Due to hiring requirements for United States government positions, applications can only be accepted between 23 Jan 2020 and 23 Mar 2020. The online link for the advertisement is https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/557194700. For questions about the position, interested applicants can contact Dr. Jeffery D. Weir, Search Committee Chair at Jeffery.Weir@afit.edu or (937) 255-3636 ext. 4523, with any questions. First consideration of applications is March 24, 2020. Expected start date is Summer or Fall 2020, but is negotiable.
The Air Force Institute of Technology is a Doctoral/Research university and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required
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.
Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.
Doctoral degree (see Qualifications for required academic disciplines)
As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Travel by military or commercial transportation to gather ideas for improving the curriculum, establish research contacts and agreements, conduct research, and present results of research may be required.
Initial appointment is under Schedule A appointing authority, Excepted Appointment Not-to-Exceed 3 years
At the time of the expiration of the initial appointment an employee who adequately demonstrates professional competence can be extended in increments of 1, 2 or 3 years or for an indefinite period.
An initial appointment can be allowed to expire for an employee who does not adequately demonstrate professional competence.
The appointment cannot be converted to a permanent tenure in the competitive service.
Current Federal employees on a permanent or indefinite appointment will be required to have more than 3 calendar day break in service if selected.
All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess an earned doctoral degree in operations research specifically, or in a related discipline such as industrial engineering, management science or a mathematically rigorous engineering program.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in university research, teaching, and professional service and a record of demonstrated administrative ability and academic leadership is strongly desired. Experience in obtaining external research funding, publishing research results, administrative experience managing multiple projects and budgets involving personnel at various levels, and sound academic and professional leadership abilities is strongly desired. The department is particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals with strong backgrounds in data science or decision analysis. Demonstrated professional knowledge of foundational and advanced topics associated with data analytics, data science or decision analysis are preferred. Possess the ability to communicate clearly and expertly (in English) in both verbal and written forms concerning academic, administrative, and technical subject matters. Qualified candidates with specialization in deterministic operations research, simulation modeling and analysis, and stochastic modeling will also be considered.
At the Assistant Professor Rank: For an initial appointment to the academic rank of Assistant Professor, applicants should have a strong potential for both teaching and research at the graduate level. Applicants should have a distinguished academic record and the background, commitment, and desire to teach graduate classes, conduct research, and publish.'
At the Associate Professor Rank: In addition to the criteria for an Assistant Professor, an initial appointment to the academic rank of Associate Professor must be based on convincing evidence that the individual has demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The candidate must have 5 years of significant professional experience after having earned the doctoral degree. This will normally include no fewer than 3 years of full-time, university-level teaching at the Assistant Professor rank or higher. Alternatively, for those with fewer than 3 years of teaching experience, the requirement is 6 years of significant professional experience with research credentials normally expected of a full Professor.
At the Full Professor Rank: In addition to the criteria for an Associate Professor, an initial appointment to the academic rank of Professor must be based on convincing evidence that the faculty member has a sustained record of excellence in teaching, has produced a significant body of scholarship that is recognized nationally or internationally, and has demonstrated leadership in service to the discipline. The candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of significant professional experience after having earned the doctoral degree. This will normally include no fewer than 6 years of full-time, university-level teaching with a minimum of 3 years at the Associate Professor rank or higher. Alternatively, for those with fewer than 6 years of teaching experience, the requirement is 10 years of significant professional experience with research credentials substantially more than those normally expected of a full Professor.
Applicants will be assessed based on education, evidence of teaching effectiveness, quality of scholarship, and demonstrated service to educational institutions and the discipline commensurate with years in the discipline.
Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, enthusiasm, and breadth of intellectual interests.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Air Force Institute of Technology
AFIT is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). In addition to its regional accreditation, the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits the following master's degree programs in the Graduate School of Engineering and Management: Aeronautical Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Science, Engineering Management, and Systems Engineering. Also, the Industrial Hygiene master's degree program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET. AFIT's Carnegie Classification is: Doctoral Universities - Moderate Research Activity