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Oct 12 2021

Administrative Head, Department of Engineering Physics

Air Force Institute of Technology Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, United States

Head, Department of Engineering Physics
Air Force Institute of Technology
Wright Patterson AFB (Dayton Area), Ohio

Deadline: 3-Jan-2022
Date Posted: 29-Sep-2021
Type: Administrative Faculty
Salary: $89,480 to $183,300
Employment Type: Full-time

The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Engineering Physics ( The Department Head provides technical and administrative direction to a work force of approximately 30 personnel within the Department of Engineering Physics who are engaged in teaching assignments, research and research supervision and supporting technical and clerical work for assigned degree-granting programs. This position is a faculty position at the professor level. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or a closely related field; exhibit a strong research publication record, extensive experience with externally funded research, and sound academic and professional leadership abilities. AFIT engages in diversity initiatives and strives for campus diversity. Members of historically under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Position:
As the Head of the Department of Engineering Physics, you will supervise and manage approximately 30 faculty and staff; manage the daily activities of the department; work with the Dean in formulating plans, objectives, policies, priorities, and procedures; direct department work activities; provide budget forecasting and justification; participate with other department heads and functional chiefs in assuring the mission of the institute; conduct work evaluation reviews; instructs doctoral and master of science students in the broad discipline of Physics, Nuclear Engineering, and Optical Science and Engineering; develop, direct, and evaluate the research activity of graduate students; personally carry out a highly creative and significant, externally funded program of research; regularly communicate results of student and personal research to the technical community; provide consulting services to Air Force laboratories and program offices in area of expertise; and participates in faculty governance of the Institute and in activities of professional societies related to the activities of the department.

U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance are conditions of employment. pastedGraphic.png

About AFIT:
AFIT 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. AFIT 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.

AFIT is a Carnegie classified STEM-dominant, doctoral university with high research activity. AFIT offers Masters and Ph.D. degrees in the applied sciences, engineering, and management through the Graduate School of Engineering and Management. Students include military officers from all U.S. armed services, enlisted members of the Air Force, Department of Defense civilian employees, international military officers, and defense industry employees. AFIT’s graduate faculty have made fundamental contributions in both the traditional academic disciplines and nontraditional and interdisciplinary areas uniquely designed to serve the Air Force and the national defense needs of the U.S. through their basic and applied research activities.

AFIT is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and maintains specialized accreditation with ABET. Located on Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton OH, AFIT is in close proximity to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and many other higher education and research institutions. Further information about AFIT can be found on its Web page:

How to Apply:
A complete position description articulating the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position and application instructions are found on the USA Jobs website (; announcement number: AFMC-11244758-AFIT-9X-TBJ).
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For consideration, applications submitted per the USA Jobs advertisement must be received by close of business on 3-Jan-2022.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Administrative and Faculty.

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