Assistant Professor of Meteorology


The primary purpose of this position is to perform faculty duties in the Department of Physics and Meteorology, United States Air Force Academy. Responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in Meteorology, conduct research and promote professional activities in area of specialization, and participate in course and curriculum development.

The United States Air Force Academy, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an undergraduate institution that awards the Bachelor of Science degree as part of its mission to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Faculty applications are invited from candidates who can contribute to this mission by interacting with cadets, both in and out of the classroom, as instructors and mentors. The Academy faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators. The student body consists of approximately 4,000 men and women representing every state and several foreign countries. The curriculum includes a core of academic and professional courses, 31 academic majors, and 4 minors.



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee’s failure to meet 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)
  • The salary shown is the minimum (Annual) amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual’s qualifications and experience.
  • You will be required to serve a 1-year trial period
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information go to:


An earned Doctoral degree (must be completed by application deadline) in meteorology, weather, or related field. U.S. Citizenship is required.

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES: Meteorology, Weather or a related field.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be assessed based on teaching experience, credentials, scholarship, service, and education. A PhD in meteorology, weather or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and leadership in teaching and research in the field of meteorology. Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.


If selected, you will be requested to provide original copies of ALL OFFICIAL transcripts for degrees being pursued or obtained (or letter of degree completion if an OFFICIAL transcript is not available due to recent graduation) to support your educational claims as stated in your curriculum vitae. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a transcript to be considered OFFICIAL, it should be printed on university letterhead and the registrar’s official seal/signature must appear on the transcript. Your transcripts must also reflect the degree awarded/conferred date. Transcripts labeled UNOFFICIAL will not be accepted.

Upon request, ensure you include ALL transcripts to support your educational claims as stated in your curriculum vitae (resume) even if not required for this position.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the educational requirements. However, you must show proof that the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in a conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying in the form of an “official” statement of U.S. equivalency from a Department of Education approved (non-federal) agency (i.e. AICENACES), who will complete a U.S. Standard of Education Conversion.

Additional information

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

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 excepted service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

Individuals who are eligible for Schedule A, 213.3102(u) appointments cannot be referred under the Air Force Selective Placement Program process for faculty positions. Schedule A applicants must apply via instructions in the “How to Apply” section and applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Late or incomplete application packages will not be considered.

USAFA 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. The Air Force Academy 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. Please ensure your application package DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY PHOTOGRAPHS. USAFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applications submitted with any documents that include photographs will not be considered.

Applications submitted under this announcement will be considered ONLY for this vacancy.

Department of the Air Force has implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements set forth in Executive Order 14043. Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. Upon selection, you will be required to provide documentation proof as “fully vaccinated” prior to issuance of a firm job offer. Air Force will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement. More information on COVID requirements may be found here.

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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. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

This position is not in the competitive civil service and late applications from veterans do not apply.

Applicants will be assessed based on their teaching credentials, scholarship, service, and education.

Your application package (curriculum vitae / resume and cover letter) 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. Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

USAFA 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. Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest that addresses the ways in which the applicant’s qualifications meet the requirements of the ad to include evidence of teaching excellence, promise of research productivity, and commitment to diversity/inclusion. Additional documents are required to complete your application package, please reference the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” section for more information.

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.


Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

  • Letter of application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae (resume)
  • Veterans’ preference documents, if applicable (i.e. DD-214 or Proof of Service letter (if active duty military), SF-15, Veterans Affairs letter for federal employment)

It is highly desired that your cover letter and/or curriculum vitae address the following areas, as appropriate:

  • Teaching Accomplishments: Include teaching experience and teaching awards.
  • Professional Accomplishments: Include research, consultations, publications, and awards.
  • Service Accomplishments: Include memberships, leadership roles, nature of service and contribution in collegial and/or professional organizations, societies, etc.
  • Diversity Statement: Include teaching, life experience and/or research interests that contribute to a climate that values and promotes diversity in all its forms.

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