The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Operational Sciences. The department head provides technical and administrative direction to a work force of approximately 25 personnel within the Department of Operation Sciences who are engaged in teaching assignments, research and research supervision and supporting technical and clerical work for assigned degree-granting programs. This position is not tenure-tracked and applicants cannot be granted academic tenure. This is a federal government position in the excepted service with a three-year term limit (renewable).
As the chair of the Department of Operation Sciences, you will supervise and manage approximately 25 faculty and staff; manage the daily activities of the department; work with the Dean in formulating plans, objectives, policies, priorities, and procedures; direct department work activities; provide budget forecasting and justification; participate with other department heads and functional chiefs in assuring the mission of the institute; conduct work evaluation reviews; instructs doctoral and master of science students in the broad discipline of operations research and/or logistics management; develop, direct, and evaluate the research activity of graduate students; personally carry out a highly creative and significant, externally funded program of research; regularly communicate results of student and personal research to the technical community; provide consulting services to Air Force laboratories and program offices in area of expertise; and participates in faculty governance of the Institute and in activities of professional societies related to the activities of the department.
The position requires a doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the Graduate School of Engineering and Management and academic credentials that qualify the applicant for appointment at the academic rank of full professor.
U.S. Citizenship is required. This is a SECRET position. The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation. The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.
AFIT 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. AFIT 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.
AFIT is a Carnegie classified STEM-dominant, doctoral university with high research activity. AFIT offers Masters and Ph.D. degrees in the applied sciences, engineering, and management through the Graduate School of Engineering and Management. Students include military officers from all U.S. armed services, enlisted members of the Air Force, Department of Defense civilian employees, international military officers, and defense industry employees. AFIT’s graduate faculty have made fundamental contributions in both the traditional academic disciplines and nontraditional and interdisciplinary areas uniquely designed to serve the Air Force and the national defense needs of the U.S. through their basic and applied research activities.
AFIT is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and maintains specialized accreditation with ABET. Located on Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton OH, AFIT is in close proximity to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and many other higher education and research institutions. Further information about AFIT can be found on its Web page: https://www.afit.edu
How to Apply:
A complete position description articulating the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position and application instructions are found on the USA Jobs website (Announcement number: AFMC-10829148-000000-9X-MEH).
For consideration, applications submitted per the USA Jobs advertisement must be received by close of business on July 6, 2020.
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U.S. Citizenship is required
This is a SECRET position. The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation. The selectee's failure to met 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)
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Travel by military or commercial transportation to gather ideas for improving the curriculum, establish research contacts and agreements, conduct research, and present results of research may be required.
Initial appointment is under Schedule A appointing authority, Excepted Appointment Not-to-Exceed 3 years.
At the time of the expiration of the initial appointment an employee who adequately demonstrates professional competence can be extended in increments of 1, 2 or 3 years or for an indefinite period.
An initial appointment can be allowed to expire for an employee who does not adequately demonstrate professional competence.
The appointment cannot be converted to a permanent tenure in the competitive service.
Current Federal employees on a permanent or indefinite appointment will be required to have a minimum of 3 day break in service if selected.
Recruitment Incentive may or may not be paid
This position is not tenure-tracked and applicants cannot be granted academic tenure
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