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  • Instructor / Assistant Professor Positions - USMA at West Point, NY

    Shorter application due 16 NOV 2018 - flexible start date.

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    Open & closing dates: 10/30/2018 to 11/16/2018

    Salary: $91,227 to $114,858 per year

    Appointment type - Term - 13 Months
    Work schedule - Full-Time
    1 vacancy in the following location: West Point, NY

    Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed

    This job is open to the public
    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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    About the Position:
    The U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY is an academic institution located in the Hudson River Valley, 50 miles from New York City. The historic site is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. West Point is a self-contained city with housing, a Department of Public Works, libraries, hospital, fire department, chapels, and restaurants. Employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theater, Hudson Valley's performing arts center, and recreational facilities.
    As an Instructor/ Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering you will responsible for teaching undergraduate mechanical engineering or engineering mechanics courses and advising student design and research projects in the Academy's ABET-accredited mechanical engineering program. The ability to do research in support of externally funded projects within the discipline is essential. Duties may include teaching and research in robotics, automotive engineering, bio-mechanics or various other mechatronic topics, writing that leads to publication, mechanical engineering lab support, and advising cadet capstone design and independent research projects. Superior communication skills and dedication to excellence in teaching are absolute requirements of this position.
    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 10% of the time for this position.
    Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

    Who May Apply: US citizens and non-citizens with allegiance to the United States.

    This is a full-time term appointment in the excepted service starting on or about 01 JAN 2019 and not to exceed 13 months. This appointment is renewable. As a term employee you will be eligible for medical insurance, life insurance, retirement dental and vision. You will be eligible to earn annual leave and sick leave.

    Applicants must (a) hold a bachelor's degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject matter field appropriate to the position, OR (b) possess a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.

    SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): 1) Academic Accomplishment (an advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, Bio-mechanical Engineering, or Automotive Engineering strongly preferred); 2) Mechatronics, Bio-mechanics, or Automotive Systems related academic or industry experience; 3) Demonstrated ability to teach mechanical engineering courses at the undergraduate level; 4)Demonstration of research or scholarship through publications or technical reports within the field of expertise; and 5) Demonstrated ability to mentor cadets.

    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    Your application package (resume/curriculum vitae and supporting documents) 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.

    Drug test not required

    How to Apply
    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package. Application packages include:
    1. Cover Letter.
    2. Curriculum Vitae or detailed resume including bibliographic references to published work(s).
    3. Academic Transcripts.
    4. Selected examples of work representing technical reporting or scholarship.
    5. Three reference contacts - including at least one from an academic faculty member.
    6. DD214, if claiming veteran's preference.
    7. Copy of Sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders and marriage certificate, if claiming military spouse preference.

    In order to receive full consideration, applications should be postmarked or received by the closing date of this announcement. Submit your full application package to the following:
    LTC Brian Novoselich
    Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
    Building 752 - Mahan Hall
    West Point, NY 10996
    Requests for further information may be submitted to:
    LTC Brian Novoselich

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
    1. You MUST submit documents verifying your veteran's preference or military spouse preference if you are claiming these preferences. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
    2. If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:

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    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.