Director, Graduate Education Programs Office, US Air Force Academy


The Office of Student Academic Affairs and Academy Registrar (DFR) invites applications for the position of Director, Graduate Education Programs Office.  The anticipated start date is 1 April 2012, however, the start date is negotiable and may be delayed to no later than 25 June 2012.  The initial appointment will terminate on June 30th, 2014.  Successive reappointments of up to four years in length will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and funding availability. The incumbent will serve as Director for the Graduate Education Programs Office.  The Director will also teach one or more sections of an Academy Scholars course.  The Director works in concert with USAFA senior leadership and the Graduate Studies Committee to administer USAFA graduate education programs, to include the National Competitive Scholarship program, endowed scholarships, the Graduate School Program, the Acquisitions Accession Program, and the Faculty Development Program.  The Director will also partner closely with the Director of the Academy Scholars Program in the preparation of cadets for Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Gates-Cambridge, Fulbright and other scholarship competitions.

The United States Air Force Academy, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an undergraduate institution that 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. 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 32 disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors.

Qualifications:  Applicants must possess an in-depth understanding of and experience with the National Scholarship/Fellowship process and graduate education.  An extensive background in academic advising and excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills are necessary to perform the duties of this position.  Applicants must possess a doctoral degree.  Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.
Requirements:  The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications.

To Apply:  Go to the USA Jobs website. Type in “USAF Academy” in the “Where” box and click on “Search Jobs.” Then scroll down until you locate this position.

Finalists may be invited to interview and demonstrate classroom instruction at USAFA.

Applications must be received by October 28th, 2011.  U.S. citizenship required.  The Federal Government is an equal opportunity employer.  The United States Air Force Academy values the benefits of diversity among the faculty to include a variety of educational backgrounds and professional and life experiences.