Department of Systems Engineering


Prospective Faculty

Thank you for your interest in joining the Department of Systems Engineering! 

Our department is internationally respected as the Army's Systems Engineering Department. We are home to world-class military and civilian scholars and offer three undergraduate majors to our Cadets – Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, and Systems and Decision Sciences. Department faculty are expected to teach a wide range of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management courses, serve as advisors to cadet capstone projects, and conduct research with cadets. Descriptions of the current DSE courses can be found here.


Military Job Opportunities

We are seeking officers from all commissioning sources and branches who are passionate in helping the Systems Team to educate, inspire, and develop the future of our Army.  These West Point Instructor Assignments include the opportunity to earn a Master's Degree or PhD from a premiere U.S. graduate school, fully-funded through the ACS Program.  We are currently accepting applications for our upcoming CY2023 Selection Board.  Applications are due no later than 9 November 2023.

Timelines for those selected in this year’s 2023 Board:

Master’s ACS Program:

  • Fall 2023 = Submit Application
  • Winter 2023-2024 = Selections Announced
  • Fall 2024 = Apply to graduate programs
  • Fall 2025 = Begin Master’s Program
  • Summer 2027 = Graduate Master’s Program | PCS to USMA
  • Summer 2030 = Complete USMA Tour

PhD ACS Program:

  • Fall 2023 = Submit Application
  • Winter 2023-2024 = Selections Announced
  • Fall 2024 = Apply to doctorate programs
  • Fall 2025 = Begin PhD Program
  • Summer 2028 = Graduate PhD Program | PCS to USMA
  • Summer 2031 = Complete USMA Tour

Direct Hire Opportunities:

There are also occasional opportunities for officers, who already possess a Master’s Degree or PhD, to join the Department as a Direct Hire.  The Direct Hire Selection Boards are held separately from the ACS Selection Boards.  If you are interested in a Direct Hire Opportunity, please start a TEACH Application and contact the Department S1 Team directly.

How to Start Your Application:

Please visit the following link: On the TEACH home page, click “Sign Up” and provide the following information:

  • Last Name
  • Middle Name
  • First Name
  • Official Email Address (for military applicants, use “.mil” address)
  • Account Type: Select “Applicant”


Important Notes:

  1. When selecting which Board you wish to compete in, select the Calendar Year of the Board. –  Example: This year’s board is 2023.  –  Do not choose the Fiscal Year.
  2. When describing your Career Timeline to the Board, include when you arrived at your current duty station, when you started your current position, when you are slated to start your next position (if known), and when you are slated to PCS next.
  3. If you applied for a previous board and wish to compete again, please update your existing TEACH Application and contact the Department S1 Team directly.
  4. Please bookmark this page and check it periodically for updates.


For additional information, please review the Prospective Faculty Brief as well as our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department S1 Team.

MAJ Madison Oliver,, 845-938-5206

MAJ Nick Coronato,, 845-938-2510


Civilian Job Opportunities

The best way to find civilian faculty openings in the Department of Systems Engineering is to bookmark the USAJobs website and watch for positions to be listed.  We also post job offerings on our Instagram(@westpoint_systems) and our LinkedIn Page, West Point Department of Systems Engineering.

The point of contact in our department is Amanda Halloren at 845-938-2701.