Website Air University
Opening and closing dates 08/31/2021 to 10/04/2021
Pay scale & gradeAD 00
Salary$70,000 to $125,000 per year
Appointment typeTerm – 3 Years
Work schedule: Full-time
Locations1 vacancy in the following location: Maxwell AFB, AL, Montgomery, AL
Relocation expenses reimbursed; Yes. You may qualify for moving expenses if authorized may be covered using PCS, Recruitment or Relocation Incentive in accordance with agency policy.
Telework eligible; Yes as determined by agency policy
This job is open to the public
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Duties: Air University’s Air Command and Staff College invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of Professor of Organizational Leadership in its eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education (distance learning). This position prepares officers of all services and mid-career Civil Service employees to assume positions of higher responsibility within the military and other government arenas. This position is eligible for academic tenure.
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ResponsibilitiesThe primary focus of the position is on curriculum development and instruction in the distance learning and online environment. Faculty members develop curriculum for online courses delivered to more than 26,000 students and primarily teach both non-resident programs. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the ACSC program, this position may require teaching across disciplines within the school. Faculty members are also expected to teach elective courses, advise student research projects, and pursue active research, publication, and service to Air Command and Staff College, military education, Air University, and the Air Force as directed by the dean, the college commandant, and the commander and president of Air University.
Functions as a member of AU’s faculty assigned to develop and execute curriculum as well as oversee the delivery of that curriculum through AU’s multiple developmental programs to include the eSchool of Graduate PME and SOS. Participates in planning, developing and implementing course curriculum for developmental programs to include both resident and non resident offerings. Makes recommendations on program content, course content and organization, educational materials and methodologies, lesson development. lecture subjects, lecturers and other aspects of curriculum development. Subject matter expertise is in the areas of organizational leadership and corresponding opportunities and challenges associated with organizational leadership. Evaluates current and projected curricula and is responsible for continuity of educational philosophy. Ensures compliance with and facilitates implementation of higher-headquarters curriculum guidance by advising commandants, deans, directorate heads and faculty member on instructional methodologies and curricula; makes recommendations on selection of lecturers and instructional materials to be used in the curriculum.
Serves as a subject matter expert in the area of organizational leadership. Designs course requirements and instructional methodologies; produces approved syllabi; teaches in the classroom; designs, administers, and grades student evaluations; provides detailed feedback to students and documentation of student progress. Advises students in areas appropriate to expertise and interests. Guides students through the thesis process including developing appropriate research questions, performing research in primary source materials, organizing and constructing the thesis arguments and composing the formal document.
Actively seeks publication of book manuscripts as well as scholarly works such as articles. monographs, and book reviews for publication in peer reviewed scholarly journals, professional journals and other outlets. Presents results of research at appropriate conferences and symposia. Participates with other professional military education schools, professional organizations, AF/DoD institutions, universities, and colleges for professional development. Delivers lectures. conducts seminars. participates in panel discussions related to the eSchool’s curriculum and in area of expertise at various institutions such as other professional military education schools, civilian institutions, and other learned societies. Maintains academic currency by consistently reviewing professional literature.
Provides advice and counsel lo Course Directors, Department Directors, and Deans on topics related to area(s) of expertise. Organizes and conducts faculty development activities related 10 research activities, curriculum development initiatives. new techniques, and technology application in the curriculum. Delivers informational briefings to visitors in support of the eSchool of Graduate PME, SOS, ACSC, and AU. Maintains academic currency by participating in appropriate professional associations, as well as consistently ensuring appropriate academic support to AU organizations as teaching and school-related duties allow or at the direction of the Commandant.
Travel RequiredOccasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)1701 General Education And Training
RequirementsRequirements Conditions Of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship Required
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
A security clearance is required
You may qualify for moving expenses if authorized may be covered using PCS, Recruitment or Relocation Incentive in accordance with agency policy.
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.
QualificationsExperience in strategic-level leadership, negotiations, coaching, and Professional Military Education is also highly desired. Due to the nature of the Air University education programs, incumbent may be required to teach across Air University, to include lecture-hall, classroom and online teaching sessions
Applicants should possess and be able to demonstrate:Knowledge of organizational leadership and distance-learning technologies and methodologies.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of educational instruction.
Ability to establish program objectives and to assess progress toward achievement of those objectives.
Ability to work harmoniously with others within the education environment. both in resident and online programs.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, to include delivering rich and engaging lectures.
Knowledge of instructional design and development, to include use of technology for design and delivery of education.
Ability to analyze problems and develop timely and economical solutions.
Skill in accomplishing special educational/instructional group research studies and projects.
Knowledge of educational resources, programs, principles and policies.
Required:Air University is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment:
We are dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty committed to inclusive teaching and scholarship.
Prospective candidates must engender a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms to enrich debate and make the institution more inclusive.
Applicants should address how they will further these goals in their cover letter.
EducationA Master’s degree is required in a field pertinent to the curriculum related to organizational leadership, however a PhD. is highly desired.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Additional informationThe position will be an initial three year appointment with a one-year probationary period, with the potential for continued reappointment for additional 1-5 year terms.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the “Highly Qualified” or “Best Qualified” Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
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.
Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service 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.
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11222067
If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.
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 click here. Subsequently, FTR Bulletin 20-04 issued by GSA, provides further information regarding NDAA FY2020, Public Law 116-92, and the expansion of eligibility beyond “transferred” for WTA/RITA allowances. For additional information, please click here.
How You Will Be EvaluatedYour application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) 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.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of “not qualified” or “insufficient information” and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearanceSecret
Drug test requiredNo
Position sensitivity and riskNoncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination processSuitability/Fitness
Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsThe following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice: Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
To apply, please submit the following documents through USAJOBS:
Cover letter, which should address your qualifications for the position described above. Include the Announcement Number for this position in your letter.
Include a separate document with a statement of diversity. Include teaching, life experience and/or research interests that contribute to a climate that values and promotes diversity in all its forms.
Curriculum vitae (CV) or academic resume.
Transcripts for both graduate and undergraduate degrees. Legible PDF copies of official transcripts are acceptable for initial application submission. If an official transcript is not yet available due to a recent graduation, a letter of degree completion provided by the university awarding the degree will suffice. However, if selected , you will be required to provide original copies of official transcripts.
Include a separate document with a list of Professional References: Names and contact information for three individuals who can speak to your accomplishments. These individuals should have no stake in the outcome of this search.
Veterans: If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans’ Preference – Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service/type under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If you are also claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable).
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a “certification” memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member’s military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
Branch of Armed Forces
Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees – Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees – List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.
Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s).
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.
BenefitsBenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Benefits for federal employees
Pay and leave
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to ApplyHow to ApplyThe complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/04/2021
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11222067
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is “most recent.”
It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Application Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
Agency contact information Thomas Sullivan Thomas SullivanPhone334-953-6306
AETC Maxwell Faculty
50 Lemay Plaza South
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112
Learn more about this agencyAir University is the intellectual and leadership-development center of the Air and Space Forces. Our mission is to educate and develop Air, Space, and Cyberspace warrior leaders in support of the National Defense Strategy.
Air University, with headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is a major component of Air Education and Training Command and is the lead agent for Air Force education.
Air University provides the full spectrum of Air Force education, encompassing pre-commissioning programs for new officers; graduate programs in specialized military disciplines; progressive, career-long professional military development for officer, enlisted, and civilian Airmen; and specialized programs for US cabinet appointees, senior executive service civilians, and general officers. Air University is also responsible for developing and publishing all Air Force doctrine.
Air University draws on a long legacy of airpower education. The Wright brothers established the first US civilian flying school here in 1910. In the early 1930s, the Army Air Corps Tactical School moved to Montgomery, establishing Maxwell Field as the country’s intellectual center for airpower education.
Air University was established in 1946, and today is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, masters, and doctor of philosophy degrees.
Next stepsOnce your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
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