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Social Sciences

Social Sciences

The mission of the Department of Social Sciences is to educate, develop, and inspire Cadets through core courses and academic majors in economics and political science, interdisciplinary minors, and related cadet development activities, and to attract, develop, and employ a faculty that excels in teaching, cadet development, scholarship and outreach, in order to prepare cadets and faculty to serve as leaders of character who make distinguished contributions to the Army and the Nation.

Department of Social Sciences Information

"The engraving on monuments does not mark achievement. Only the engraving on the character and competence of our cadets and our young officers counts towards fulfillment of our mission.”

- Brigadier General (Retired) George “Abe” Lincoln

Department Head (1954-69)

Prospective Faculty

Every year, the Department of Social Sciences receives about 140 applications from Army officers who seek to become instructors and professors teaching American Politics, Economics, and International Affairs. We are looking for those officers who demonstrate a strong academic and military performance track record. If you are interested in joining our team, please explore the links below. If you are seeking civilian (non-military) or Academy Professor (FA47) positions, please email our faculty hiring team to inquire about any potential searches or positions. 

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