Prospective Civilian Faculty

Work at West Point

Our civilian faculty members provide an essential element of faculty excellence and diversity.  They exemplify dedicated civilian service to the Nation and the exceptionally high professional and personal standards of the community of educators and scholars.

Approximately one-fourth of the USMA faculty is composed of civilian professional educators serving the Army under the provisions of Title 10 U.S. Code. Salaries are highly competitive with other top four-year undergraduate institutions. 

There are also postdoctoral, fellowship, and visiting professor positions available. 

Department-Specific Information

The mission of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership is to educate cadets in the behavioral, organizational, and sociological sciences to prepare them for careers as commissioned leaders of character, to inspire in them the values of Duty, Honor, Country and to provide the developmental opportunities for cadets and faculty that lead to personal and professional excellence during a career of service to our Nation and our Army.


Candidates for positions are evaluated according to the following factors:

(1) Advanced degree (Ph.D.) in either chemical engineering, chemistry, or life science.

(2) Ability to teach undergraduate courses in general chemistry and appropriate electives in chemistry, chemical engineering, or life sciences.

(3) Ability to conduct research.

(4) Ability to mentor students, direct them in their individual research projects and support student activities outside the classroom.

(5) Demonstrated high standards of scholarship and promise of growth and development in the academic profession.

Applicants should have some college or professional teaching experience and a personal research agenda. Undergraduate education is our top priority. This appointment is a three-year renewable appointment.

The mission of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering is to educate, develop, and inspire agile and adaptive leaders of character who design and implement innovative solutions and win in complex environments as trusted Army professionals.

Civilian faculty openings in EECS are advertised in professional publications such as IEEE Spectrum, Communications of the ACM, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.  They also appear in the U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management job application website USAJOBS.

Though vacancies are rare, inquiries are always welcome.  Contact the Department Deputy Head.  Unsolicited applications will remain on file for a period of one year and will be considered should any applicable vacancies arise during that period.

If you are seeking civilian (non-military) or Academy Professor (FA47) positions, please email our faculty hiring team (POCs below) to inquire about any potential searches or positions.

Please note that civilian positions require a PhD in English or philosophy and will be nationally advertised through USA Jobs, the MLA Job List, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.


The mission of the Department of Foreign Languages is to educate and train the Corps of Cadets in language acquisition, cultural competence, and regional expertise, so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character who can leverage foreign language learning to bridge cultural chasms and build relationships critical to the Army and to inspire each for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.

The mission of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering is to enhance the intellectual, character, and military development of all cadets within the context of a core course in physical geography, a three course engineering sequence, four distinct majors, and a diverse offering of elective courses and to support the continued development of faculty and staff.

The mission of the Department of History is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets through the discipline of history so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.

The mission of the Department of Law is to educate and inspire cadets to be leaders of character who are critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, effective communicators and agile decision makers in a rapidly changing and often ambiguous world.


The Department of Mathematical Sciences has two types of positions for recent Ph.Ds: Davies Fellowships and "Title 10" Assistant Professor positions. These positions provide recent Ph.D.s a three-year opportunity to develop teaching and research skills in a very supportive environment.

Our Center for Faculty Development is extremely active at the national level and our Mathematical Center of Excellence facilitates research opportunities with national laboratories. We typically hire 1-4 civilian faculty members in these categories each year. Prospective faculty typically apply in January, are notified in March of their selection, and start work at West Point in early July.

We also have full professor positions. These positions provide experienced mathematicians the opportunity to work with a diverse group of mathematicians (applied mathematicians, pure mathematicians, mathematics educators, OR analysts, and statisticians) in a teaching and research program that is very active in the national mathematics community. Full professor positions will be advertised when they become available.  

For more information about civilian assignments, please contact COL Kevin Cummiskey at (845) 938-7459.

For more information about Davies Fellowships, please contact LTC Jamie Bluman at (845) 938-7461.

The Department of Military Instruction's (DMI) mission is to educate and inspire the US Military Academy's Corps of Cadets in the essence of war-fighting and the Profession of Arms in order to develop future Army officers with the values, ethos, military skills, and leadership competencies necessary to lead America’s Soldiers.

For non-military personnel seeking employment within DPE as an instructor or as department support, please visit the website to view job openings.  

From time to time, the department has openings for civilian professors. These may be either for renewable appointments or for three year non-renewable appointments at the assistant professor level.

These vacancies are generally advertised in Physics Today and at the annual meetings of the American Association of Physics Teachers, as well as on USAJOBS.

Contact to learn more.

Thank you for your interest in joining the faculty of the Department of Social Sciences. 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.

The mission of the Department of Systems Engineering is to educate cadets and develop faculty to lead teams that develop and implement high value solutions to challenging problems in a dynamic, uncertain, and technologically complex world.