The U.S. Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University invites applications for a social/behavioral scientist at the academic rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will join a growing inter-disciplinary department that develops cross-culturally competent military personnel. We seek an individual with research expertise in Asia, Africa or the Middle East. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (i.e.; anthropology, communication, sociology, psychology, etc.) is required, as well as evidence of teaching and research excellence.
The successful applicant will have a strong teaching record, including experience in distance learning. The ideal individual will excel at translating scholarly concepts to professional students in ways that ensure both rigor and utility. S/he must also have conducted extended, grounded interpersonal field research in Asia, Africa or the Middle East. Research should have resulted in appropriate scholarly and/or policy publications. The incumbent will possess both a deep knowledge of the issues, cultures and language(s) of their region of study, as well as the aptitude to develop/deliver general, transferable frameworks that students can employ anywhere they are deployed. Knowledge of and/or experience with the identification and protection of human rights or cultural property/heritage in times of conflict would be highly beneficial. Prior military service and/or experience with military personnel is/are advantageous, but not necessary. Active participation in scholarly and professional organizations is desirable, as is a commitment to interdisciplinary cooperation.
Teaching will include developing curricula; leading seminars; facilitating on-line programs and delivering lectures; conducting faculty development; and assessing student learning. While the focus of the position is on graduate-level professional education, the incumbent will also instruct at the undergraduate-level and contribute scholarly guidance to the development of pre-deployment training. Research will include designing and conducting original scholarly studies and publishing results in academic and professional fora. Service will include advising student research; vetting organizational products; and establishing/maintaining professional relationships with colleagues across and outside of Air University.
Air University is a Level V post-secondary institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We are located on Maxwell Air Force Base, adjacent to historic Montgomery, Alabama. Students include officer and enlisted members of the US Air Force and other Services, representatives of allied armed forces and some government civilians. More information about the Center is available on-line at culture.af.mil or from the search committee chair, Dr. Angelle Khachadoorian at email@example.com or 334-953-4505.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts and contact information for at least three references using www.usajobs.gov (announcement # AD-SPAATZ-10-14).