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    Fantastic mission, working with great people, in a beautiful place

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Instructor in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Air Force Academy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The civilian professors are all very good TEACHERS since the Academy is only undergrad and research isn't required. In certain Departments there can be a fair amount of research to be done, if you can find the time. As a young instructor you will be given a fairly high amount of responsibility pretty quickly if you perform.

    The students are generally pretty good people that work hard. The architecture is fairly unique but it's the natural surroundings that are so wonderful. Christmas and summer breaks are wonderful times to decompress, rest, and try to "get ahead" for the next semester.

    Cons

    As a young military instructor you'll be starting with a HEAVY load of core classes. The "soft" classes this is fairly normal (i.e. you're teaching an English class for engineers), but the way the Academy sets up its academic program if you're a "techie" you'll be out of your comfort zone (i.e. an astronautical engineer teaching an English major). The heavy workload leads to frequent night and weekend lesson planning and grading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the benefits of having everyone earn a BS degree outweigh the costs? The Air Force needs to create a Systems Engineering career field as that is what the majority of engineers do in the AF. The Academy should be leading that charge.

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Air Force Academy Interviews

Updated Jun 22, 2014
Updated Jun 22, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in USAF Academy, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in USAF Academy, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Air Force Academy in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    An email call from the AF Personnel Center went out to all Cyber Ops officers announcing the availability of positions in the Computer Science Department. The AF has a formal process (Form 3849) for applying, but simultaneously I was working directly with the department's personnel officer to ensure receipt of the required paperwork and scheduling of an interview. The interview was panel-based, containing about 5 faculty members (3 military and 2 civilians). It was fairly low-threat; all were warm and pleasant. It was about 3 months after the interview that I learned I was hired.

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    • The questions were geared at getting to know me, both in the context of research interests, prior teaching experience, etc. There were no "what is your greatest weakness" or other psychological types of questions.   Answer Question
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Although the youngest of the five service academies, the US Air Force Academy continues to go off "into the wild blue yonder." The school, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was established by Congress in 1954 and graduated its first class with female cadets in 1980. Its annual enrollment is about 4,500 cadets; about 20% are women. The Academy's four-year program of study emphasizes academics, military and athletic training, and character development, and graduates earn bachelor's of science degrees. Since its inception, the school has produced more than 35,000 Air Force... More

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