Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor - Spanish

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JOB TITLE: Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (Spanish)

DEPARTMENT: Department of the Army

AGENCY: U.S. Military Academy

HIRING ORGANIZATION: Office of the Dean, Department of Foreign Languages

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: BRF190041

SALARY RANGE: $86,300.00 to $88,586.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Friday, November 1, 2019 to Monday, December 9, 2019

SERVICE TYPE: Excepted

SERIES & GRADE: AD-1701-00

WORK SCHEDULE:
Full-Time

APPOINTMENT TYPE:
Term, 3 years

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: None

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - West Point, New York

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: No

TELEWORK ELIGIBLE: No

HIRING PATHS:

  • The public

See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Required

POSITION SENSITIVITY AND RISK: Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

TRUST DETERMINATION PROCESS: Suitability/Fitness

DRUG TEST REQUIRED: No

SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Occasional travel, You may be expected to travel for this position.

MARKETING MESSAGE:

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.

 

MARKETING LINK:

https://westpoint.edu/

 

BENEFITS LINK:

https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/

 

SUMMARY:

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • You will develop, design, direct and teach undergraduate introductory, intermediate and advanced language courses in Spanish.
  • You will lead and guide student research and provide academic counseling and mentorship to the undergraduate students (cadets) at the U.S. Military Academy.
  • You will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and expertise in instructional technology.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position may have a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of up to 20% of the time.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens with Allegiance to the United States.

This is a full-time academic tenure-track position with an initial term appointment in the excepted service starting on or about July 6, 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 in the excepted service. 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 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 FACTOR/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Applicants will be evaluated on the following factors: 1) Academic Accomplishment in Spanish (a Ph.D. is preferred); 2) Native or near native fluency in Spanish and English; 3) Demonstrated ability to teach at the college level (experience in teaching Latin American Civilization, Culture, and Literature is preferred); and 4) Ability to mentor undergraduate students and support student activities inside and outside the classroom.

 

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.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • 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.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 31- Education services position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume/curriculum vitae and supporting documents) 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.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Your resume or curriculum vitae may be submitted in any format and must support the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

3. Academic Transcripts

  • This position has an individual occupational requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your academic transcripts with your application package. See: Transcripts and License.

4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
1. You MUST submit documents verifying your veteran's preference or military spouse preference if you are claiming these preferences. These documents may include, but are not limited to:

  • for MSP claims, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and marriage certificate;
  • for verification of Veteran status, DD-214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

2. If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.

If you fail to provide these required documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by 11:59 PM on 12/09/2019. Application packages MUST include:

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae submitted in any format that supports the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities described in this announcement. If your resume or curriculum vitae includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you may not be considered for this vacancy.
3. Academic Transcripts
4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
5. DD 214, if claiming veteran's preference.
6. Copy of Sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders and marriage certificate, if claiming military spouse preference.

In order to receive full consideration, applications should be postmarked or received by the closing date of the announcement.

Please submit your full application package to the following address:

United States Military Academy
Office of the Dean
Department of Foreign Languages
Attention: Mrs. Rose Maresco
745 Brewerton Road
West Point, New York 10996
Email: rose.maresco@westpoint.edu

 

NEXT STEPS:

Requests for further information may be submitted to:

United States Military Academy
Office of the Dean
Department of Foreign Languages
Attention: Mrs. Rose Maresco
West Point, New York 10996
Phone: (845) 938-3152
Email: rose.maresco@westpoint.edu


AGENCY INFORMATION:

BR-APF-W1FBAA US MILITARY ACADEMY
DO NOT MAIL
West Point , NY   10996


QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS JOB:

Army Applicant Help Desk
https://portal.chra.army.mil/hr_public?id=app_inq


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