Writing Enhancement Faculty and Assistant Professor of English

US Department of the Air Force - Air Force Academy, CO4.5

Full-time$76,000 a year

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Position will perform faculty duties in the Academic Success Center and the Department of English and Fine Arts to include undergraduate teaching in reading, composition, and communication. Will provide supplemental/extra instruction in English and other related subjects to include Writing Center consultations in both individual and in group sessions. Will promote professional activities in area of specialization, advises students, and participate in curriculum development and writing assessment.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

1701 General Education And Training


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)
The salary shown is the minimum (Annual) amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual's qualifications and experience.
You will be required to serve a 1-year trial period
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The appointment requires an earned doctorate to be completed by employment start date in composition, rhetoric, linguistics, literacy theory, or a related field. Evidence of teaching experience and scholarly potential is required. Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES: Composition, rhetoric, linguistics, literacy theory, or a related field.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. in composition, rhetoric, linguistics, literacy theory, or a related field. An ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience teaching freshman composition, technical writing, or related writing-intensive courses at the college level.

Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence at the college level for at least 5 years. Experience in teaching writing for STEM disciplines, multimodal composition, technical writing, and/or ESL is desired. Evidence of recent publications and presentations in professional venues that demonstrate an ongoing scholarly and/or creative agenda. Demonstrated contributions to Writing Across the Curriculum.

Excellent communication skills (oral and written), motivation, interpersonal skills, compassion, and ability to work with students possessing a wide range of backgrounds and academic abilities. Demonstrated record of building cooperation and collaboration across students and faculty.

Preferred Position Qualifications include: Experience working with ESL and/or international student writing programs; experience teaching technical writing; or experience teaching professional/public communication courses.

Diversity Statement Request: We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, life experience, and/or research interests contribute to a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms. Please include in your cover letter a brief statement of your approach to including these concepts in your classroom.

If selected, you will be requested to provide original copies of ALL OFFICIAL transcripts for degrees being pursued or obtained (or letter of degree completion if an OFFICIAL transcript is not available due to recent graduation) to support your educational claims as stated in your curriculum vitae. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a transcript to be considered OFFICIAL, it should be printed on university letterhead and the registrar's official seal/signature must appear on the transcript. Your transcripts must also reflect the degree awarded/conferred date. Transcripts labeled UNOFFICIAL will not be accepted.

Upon request, ensure you include ALL transcripts to support your educational claims as stated in your curriculum vitae (resume) even if not required for this position.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the educational requirements. However, you must show proof that the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in a conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying in the form of an "official" statement of U.S. equivalency from a Department of Education approved (non-federal) agency (i.e. AICE, NACES), who will complete a U.S. Standard of Education Conversion.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Late applications from veterans will not be accepted for faculty positions. Late applications for veterans only apply when filling positions in the competitive service.

As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information click here.

This is NOT a designated drug testing position.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may be offered.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

USAFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. The Air Force believes that diversity is essential to accomplishing its mission. The Air Force Academy highly values individuals who have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with and help develop individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. For the Air Force, diversity encompasses: personal life experiences, geographic background, socioeconomic background, cultural knowledge, educational background, work background, language abilities, physical abilities, philosophical/spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender.

Application materials become the property of USAFA and WILL NOT be returned.

Applications submitted under this announcement will be considered ONLY for this vacancy.

Travel and relocation expenses WILL be paid.

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Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants possessing the required qualifications as contained within this announcement will be evaluated and ranked by a Faculty-Rating Panel based on the extent to which their experience and education relate to the requirements of the position. A personal interview and presentation to the faculty may be required of the top applicants.

Applicants will be assessed based on their teaching credentials, scholarship, service, and education.

Your application package (curriculum vitae, cover letter, and statement of citizenship.) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

USAFA is dedicated to the goal of building a pluralistic faculty committed to a multicultural environment that enriches the educational experience of our students. Hence, we are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, life experience and/or research interests contribute to a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms. Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest that addresses the ways in which the applicant's qualifications meet the requirements of the ad to include evidence of teaching excellence, promise of research productivity, and commitment to diversity/inclusion. Additional documents are required to complete your application package, please reference the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" section for more information.

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Required

Drug test required


Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process


Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

Letter of application (cover letter)
Curriculum vitae (resume)
Statement of U.S. citizenship: A statement indicating your country of citizenship (i.e. "I am a citizen of _ .") is required to be included on your cover letter or curriculum vitae
Veterans' preference documents, if applicable (i.e. DD-214 or Proof of Service letter (if active duty military), SF-15, Veterans Affairs letter for federal employment)

It is highly desired that your cover letter and/or curriculum vitae address the following areas, as appropriate:

Teaching Accomplishments: Include teaching experience and teaching awards.
Professional Accomplishments: Include research, consultations, publications, and awards.
Service Accomplishments: Include memberships, leadership roles, nature of service and contribution in collegial and/or professional organizations, societies, etc.
Diversity Statement: Include teaching, life experience and/or research interests that contribute to a climate that values and promotes diversity in all its forms.
An incomplete package will result in non-consideration of your application.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



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