United States Air Force Academy, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: 1861-AAS [#18390]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics
Position Type: Other
Position Location: USAF Academy, Colorado 80840, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics, Data Science
Application Deadline: 2021/11/14 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/29, listed until 2021/11/14)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences anticipates hiring one full-time Assistant Professor with an emphasis in statistics and data science, beginning July 2022. 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.

Required qualifications: A doctoral degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, or data science. Demonstrated expertise in statistics or data science is required for applicants whose degrees are in mathematics or applied mathematics. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Every faculty member must have the personal attributes of integrity, cooperation, and initiative. 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.

Desired qualifications: A strong preference will be given to applicants whose education and experiences indicate the ability to engage in our statistics and data science program, with the potential to assume a leadership role in the development and management of the program. In addition, a strong record or potential for research involving undergraduates is highly valued.

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. 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.

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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. Upon graduation, cadets are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the Air Force. The Academy faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators. 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 numerous disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors.

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 and data science 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.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary shown on the USA Jobs website is the minimum salary and may be negotiated to a higher level depending on qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Go to www.usajobs.gov. Type in “USAF Academy” in the “Where” box and click on “Search Jobs.” Then scroll down until you locate this position. For questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Shelby Stanhope at shelby.stanhope@usafa.edu.

Applications must be received by 14 November 2019. U. S. citizenship required. The Federal Government is an equal opportunity employer.


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