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Job opening: Instructor / Assistant Professor

Salary: $78 252 - 102 745 per year
Published at: Feb 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: The U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY is an academic institution located in the Hudson River Valley, 50 miles from New York City. The historic site is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. West Point is a self-contained city with housing, a Department of Public Works, libraries, hospital, fire department, chapels, and restaurants. Employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theater, Hudson Valley's performing arts center, and recreational facilities.

Duties

As an Instructor or Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education (DPE), primarily teaching Survival Swimming, Fundamentals of Personal Fitness, and Lifetime Physical Activities. Teach and develop basic survival swimming proficiency, while challenging the aquatic ability of all classifications of swimmers. Instruct diverse facets of the physical education program, potentially encompassing areas such as combative, boxing, and survival swimming. Teach and demonstrate a wide range of skills and sports based on current trends, resources, instructor expertise, and cadet needs. Examples include, but are not limited to: Golf, Basketball, Skiing/Snowboarding, Scuba, Soccer, Tennis, etc. Teach how to assess, develop, and maintain individual health and fitness as defined by the Army's Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) system. Communicate how to optimize performance through tailored physical training, effective nutritional fueling, recovery through sound sleep habits, and the development of performance-based psychological skills. Serve as a sport educator in the United States Military Academy (USMA) intramural program. Administer a variety of physical fitness tests to cadets. Provide physical readiness training instruction during Cadet Summer Training. Serve on USMA, United States Corps of Cadets (USCC), and DPE committees.

Requirements

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Position may include working selected weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Appointment to this position may be subject to a one year trial period.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens with Allegiance to the United States. This is a full-time Term appointment in the excepted service not to exceed 13 months.Term appointments may be extended beyond the initial term. As a term employee you will be eligible for medical insurance, life insurance, retirement dental and vision. You will be eligible to earn annual leave and sick leave. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must (a) hold a bachelor's degree or higher that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, 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: Applicants will be evaluated on the following: 1) Academic Accomplishment (Master's or Ph.D. preferred) in Physical Education or related field; 2) Demonstrated ability to perform and teach or coach a variety of basic swimming and survival swimming skill techniques; 3) Ability to instruct a variety of lifetime physical activity and personal fitness courses; and 4) Demonstrated ability to mentor and/or lead faculty professional development in basic swimming and survival swimming skill techniques.

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 - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Contacts

  • Address BR-APF-W1FBAA US MILITARY ACADEMY DO NOT MAIL West Point, NY 10996 US
  • Name: Army Applicant Help Desk

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