Opportunities for Civilians

Civilians can serve at West Point as faculty - teaching in the classroom, or as staff - supporting the activities and systems required to run a college campus and military installation.

Opportunities for Civilians

Civilians can serve at West Point as faculty - teaching in the classroom, or as staff - supporting the activities and systems required to run a college campus and military installation.

Opportunities for Civilian Faculty

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

We hire faculty at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor level.

Individual departments and centers usually post openings for their civilian faculty positions on LinkedIn or in journals that align with their respective discipline.

Our department seeks individuals of diverse backgrounds to become members of our civilian faculty. As a member of our civilian faculty, you are an important part of our department and are involved in every facet of life at the Academy. This includes teaching, scholarship, cadet and faculty development, and service to the department, the Academy, and the profession. We are thoroughly invested in your career development and ensuring your success both at West Point and beyond.  ​

Though vacancies are rare, inquiries are always welcome.  Contact the BSL Personnel Team

To find current faculty openings in BS&L, search USAJOBS. Positions may also appear in professional publications such as HigherEdJobs, Academy Of Management- Career Services, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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.

Please check USAJOBS for current openings

Civilian faculty and staff openings in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) are advertised on the U.S. Government's Office of Personnel Management job application website, USAJOBS. While openings are rare, inquiries are always welcome. For more details, please reach out to the Department Deputy Head.

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.

Occasionally the department conducts searches for open civilian positions. These are generally two-year postdoctoral positions but may include more permanent positions. 

These civilian positions require a PhD in English or philosophy and will be nationally advertised through USAJobs, the MLA Job List, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

All DFL job openings are posted on both USAJOBS and MLA.org. If positions are available, all details will be in the job description.

Civilian (non-military) faculty provide an essential element of faculty excellence and diversity.  Our civilian faculty members exemplify dedicated civilian service to the Nation and exceptionally high professional and personal standards within the community of educators and scholars.  Civilian faculty positions are hired at the instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor levels.  Additional opportunities exist for postdoctoral, fellowship, and visiting professor positions.  Salaries are highly competitive with other top four-year undergraduate institutions.​ Go to USAjobs.gov for open positions.

Thank you for your interest in joining the faculty of the Department of History.  All civilian faculty openings are posted on the U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management job application website USAJOBS and may be advertised in professional publications such as the Chronicle of Higher Education, the American Historical Association Perspectives, and/or the Society for Military History website.  If positions are available, all details will be in the job description.

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. Go to USAjobs.gov to view open positions.

Our department seeks individuals of diverse backgrounds to become members of our civilian faculty. Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching, interested in overseeing undergraduate research, and dedicated to character development.​

As a member of our civilian faculty, you are an important part of our department and are involved in every facet of life at the Academy. This includes teaching, scholarship, cadet and faculty development, and service to the department, the Academy, and the profession. We are thoroughly invested in your career development and ensuring your success both at West Point and beyond.  ​

Interested in joining our civilian faculty? ​

Email your CV to COL Kevin Cummiskey.​

See USAjobs for current faculty job opportunities.​

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. Go to USAjobs.gov to view open positions.

For non-military personnel seeking employment within DPE as an instructor or as department support, please visit the website www.usajobs.gov 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 PANEFacultyRecruiting@WestPoint.edu 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 or go to www.USAjobs.gov.

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.

Civilian Staff

West Point employs civilian staff in hundreds of various positions across the installation supporting not only the education, training, and development of the cadets, but the maintenance and support of the installation itself. Because West Point is a self-contained small community and college campus, the staff positions necessary to keep things running smoothly are numerous and varied. 

Civilian staff positions are posted on the USAJobs website.