Air Force Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Position ID: AFIT-TTAP [#18605]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics (tenure-track)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/13, listed until 2021/12/31)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT/EN) seeks applications for two civilian tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics positions. AFIT/EN is a fully accredited, federal academic institution located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and have earned a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, or a closely related field. The successful candidate will be expected to excel at publishing articles in research journals, teaching a variety of courses targeted towards graduate students from numerous engineering and other applied disciplines, obtaining external research funding, serving as research advisor for graduate students who are specializing in applied mathematics, and actively participating in the research community of their specialization.

AFIT/EN uses a quarter-system for course scheduling, and department faculty typically teach for three out of four quarters each year, for a total of 3-4 courses per year, each course having an enrollment of around 10-20 students. Civilian AFIT/EN professors are (federal) employees of the United States Department of Defense, with competitive salaries and benefits (e.g., health insurance (FEHB), retirement (FERS, TSP), life insurance (FEGLI), Paid Parental Leave, etc.). AFIT/EN faculty have many opportunities for external research funding, and civilian tenure-track/tenured faculty are expected to fund 8 weeks of their own salary in this way each year; such “summer funding” is automatically provided to new hires for their first two years of service. New tenure-track Assistant Professors typically apply for academic tenure in their sixth year of service.

AFIT/EN graduates around 200-250 M.S. and 30 Ph.D. students per year. Typically, around 5 of these will have specialized in Applied Mathematics (including statistics), with most of these students focusing on either engineering (e.g., aeronautical, astronautical, electrical, nuclear) or another applied field (e.g., physics, computer science, operations research, logistics, management). The student body is nontraditional, being mostly composed of active-duty officers in the United States Armed Forces, but also including some enlisted personnel, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, defense contractors, and members of foreign military services. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics normally has around 15-20 faculty, which are split almost evenly between mathematicians and statisticians, and are also split almost evenly between civilian and active-duty professors. It works closely with AFIT/EN’s five other academic departments and several interdepartmental research centers. For more information about the department, visit its website at

AFIT engages in diversity initiatives and strives for campus diversity. Members of historically under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from all qualified and eligible candidates are welcome. Candidates must apply via USAJobs (; search for position 617134700. Applicants should carefully follow the application instructions provided there, and they must apply no later than December 31, 2021. Questions regarding the search may be sent to Prof. Matthew Fickus, Search Committee Chair, at U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance are conditions of employment. The Air Force Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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