Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor | U.S. Military Academy

Date Posted: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Position Location: 
West Point, NY
Job Description: 

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

Located in the scenic Hudson River valley, only 50 miles from New York City, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year academic institution, a nationally-renowned historic site, and the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. The undergraduates, known as cadets, are commissioned as officers in the US Army upon graduation. You can watch them on parade or competing as intercollegiate athletes in a wide range of sports events. As a military installation, West Point is a small, self-contained city with housing for the military stationed here in support of the Academy, a Department of Public Works to maintain the roads, grounds and facilities, two libraries(Academic and Community), a military hospital, fire department, chapels, restaurants. West Point's 3,000 civilian employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theatre, the Hudson Valley's premiere performing arts center, and to recreational facilities such as an 18-hole Golf Course and Ski Slope.

Who May Apply:

US Citizens and Non-Citizens with Allegiance to the United States.


As an Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Physics or Photonics, your primary responsibility is to teach undergraduate courses in the advanced physics program. You will also be required to teach an undergraduate introductory, calculus-based, physics course, and to mentor cadet research projects. All courses are taught within the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the United States Military Academy, an accredited 4-year undergraduate college. The subject matter for the advanced physics program include courses in intermediate and advanced mechanics, intermediate and advanced electricity and magnetism, quantum physics, experimental physics, laser physics and optics, modern physics and statistical mechanics. You are expected to conduct and lead research projects for cadets and faculty in the Photonics Research Center. The subject matter for the introductory physics course includes classical mechanics (kinematics, Newton's laws, conservation of energy, conservation of momentum) and electricity, magnetism, and optics (electrostatics, circuits, magnetism, EM waves, geometric and physical optics). Each course that you teach will have associated laboratory activities. You will actively participate in the activities of the Department's New Faculty Training Program, which is intended to integrate you into our organization and to promote professional growth in terms of teaching, scholarship, and service. You would be expected to continuously participate and develop in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service and Academy governance, cadet development, and faculty development. As a role model for future Army leaders, you will support the personal growth and development of cadets in and out of the classroom.


Travel Required

Not Required

Relocation Authorized