Full-time Tenure-track Faculty Position in Data Science
Air Force Institute of Technology
Location: WPAFB, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Computer and Information Science
Academic / College and University
Operations Research Professionals
Potential hiring bonus.
2 openings available.
Telecommuting is allowed.
The Department of Operational Sciences at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates should possess an earned doctorate degree in applied mathematics, computer science, industrial engineering, operations research, statistics, systems engineering, or a related field at the time of employment and experience appropriate for the position. We seek candidates whose work complements the department’s current focus on data science. Candidates with expertise in aspects of data engineering are especially welcome. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. This is a tenure-track position. United States citizenship is required for the position.
The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research and an M.S. degree in Data Science. Successful applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and publishing in high-quality journals. Interdisciplinary research and multi-disciplinary collaborations are encouraged.
Due to hiring requirements for United States government positions, applications can only be accepted until 31 January 2022. The online link for the job opening is https://www.usajobs.gov/job/627284600. For questions about the position, interested applicants can contact Dr. Matthew Robbins, Search Committee Chair, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (937) 255-3636 ext. 4606. First consideration of applications is 7 February 2022. Expected start date is August 2022, but start date is negotiable.
AFIT is a Carnegie R2 Doctoral/Research University. AFIT 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.
Instructs doctoral (PhD) and master of science (MS) students in the broad disciplines of data science and operations research as well as in the application of the current state of knowledge in the disciplines to operational problems
Develops courses and sequences of courses in data science for graduate degree programs and continuing education to meet Department of the Air Force (DAF) dynamic educational needs
Plans and executes a program of research in data science. Works directly with DAF and Department of Defense (DoD) organizations to meet research needs
Collaborates and works well with colleagues to accomplish individual and organizational research goals. Regularly publishes research results in high-quality archival journals and presents at technical conferences
Plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates research programs of graduate students
Provides authoritative consultation in one or more areas of data science to DAF and DoD organizations
Serves on department and school academic and administrative committees
Mentors and manages the educational progress of graduate students. Provides annual written feedback and reports on Ph.D. and M.S. students as prescribed by Air Force and AFIT operating instructions
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication
Recruitment and/or retention incentives may be offered
Disclosure of Political Appointments
This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random drug testing for drug use
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. This is an Administratively Determined position in the excepted service
Doctoral degree (see Qualifications for required academic disciplines)
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
Appointment is under Schedule A appointing authority, Excepted Appointment Not-to-Exceed 3 years and is renewable for 1 - 5 years or an indefinite appointment
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
This position meets the professional exemption criteria for the Fair Labor Standards Act (5 CFR 551.207)
An earned doctorate degree in applied mathematics, computer science, industrial engineering, operations research, statistics, systems engineering, or from a mathematically rigorous engineering degree program
The ability to communicate clearly and expertly (in English) both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated, state-of-the-art professional knowledge of foundational and advanced topics associated with data science. These areas include (but are not limited to) algorithms, artificial intelligence, data analytics, data engineering (e.g., data system architecture design, database theory and practice, and extract-transform-load design), data mining, data warehousing, machine learning, and statistics. At least one year of formal education and a year of research in these areas beyond the MS degree level
This is a tenure track position. Academic tenure is based upon performance and approval of the faculty and may be considered after the initial or subsequent 3-year period. Selectee may be offered an initial appointment with tenure if their academic credentials warrant such an action.
At the Assistant Professor Rank: For an initial appointment to the academic rank of Assistant Professor, applicants should have a strong potential for both teaching and research at the graduate level. Applicants should have a distinguished academic record and the background, commitment, and desire to teach graduate classes, conduct research, and publish.
At the Associate Professor Rank: In addition to the criteria for an Assistant Professor, an initial appointment to the academic rank of Associate Professor must be based on convincing evidence that the individual has demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The candidate must have 5 years of significant professional experience after having earned the doctoral degree. This will normally include no fewer than 3 years of full-time, university-level teaching at the Assistant Professor rank or higher. Alternatively, for those with fewer than 3 years of teaching experience, the requirement is 6 years of significant professional experience with research credentials normally expected of a full Professor.