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West Point: Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Russian
18 October 2019 at 2:22 pm #1768
The West Point Department of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce opening and closing dates of 1 November and 9 December 2019 respectively for the position described at the following USA Jobs link and below:
The West Point Department of Foreign Languages seeks applicants for an academic tenure-track position with an initial term appointment in the federal excepted service to begin on or about 6 July 2020 and not to exceed 3 years. Term appointments may be extended beyond the initial term. Faculty who attain the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor may have the opportunity to non- competitively receive a permanent appointment. Closing date for applications is 6 December 2019.
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Non-Citizens with Allegiance to the United States.
As an Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages, you will develop, design, direct and teach undergraduate introductory, intermediate and advanced language courses in Russian. Experience in Russian Literature instruction is preferred. You will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and expertise in instructional technology. You will lead and guide student research and provide academic counseling and mentorship to the undergraduate students (cadets) at the U.S. Military Academy.
- Occasional Travel
- Up to 20% business travel may be required.
- Moving expenses are not authorized.
- Subject to a background check investigation.
Salary Range: $86,300 to $88,586 Per Year
Series & Grade: AD-1701-00/00
Supervisory Status No
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must (a) hold a professional degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject matter field appropriate to the position (Russian) 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): Applicants will be
evaluated on the following: 1) Academic Accomplishment in Russian (a Ph.D. is preferred); 2) Native or near native fluency in Russian and English; 3) Demonstrated ability to teach at the college level (a background in Russian literature instruction is preferred); and 4) Demonstrated commitment to high-quality undergraduate education.
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
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your application packet.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- One year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- Moving expenses are not authorized.
What To Expect Next
Your application package will be used to determine your qualifications and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. Application packages must include:
- Cover Letter.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Official Academic Transcripts.
- Three Letters of Recommendation.
- DD 214, if claiming veteran’s preference.
- Copy of Sponsor’s Permanent Change of Station orders and marriage certificate, if claiming military spousal preference.
- Successful applicants will be interviewed, preferably at the 2020 AATSEEL Convention in San Diego 6-9 February, or possibly on campus at West Point.
In order to receive full consideration, applications should be received by 6 December 2019
Submit your full application package to the following address:
United States Military Academy
Department of Foreign Languages
745 Brewerton Road
ATTN: Mrs. Rose Maresco West Point, NY 10996 Phone: 845-938-3152
About West Point:
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 United States 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 personnel stationed here in support of the Academy, a Department of Public Works to maintain the roads, grounds and facilities, 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.
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.
The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
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