CLS Prospective Rotating Military Faculty

CLS Prospective Rotating Military Faculty

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The Department of Chemistry and Life Science is interested in qualified officers (usual captains at the 5-7 years time-in-service mark) that hold an undergraduate degree in either chemistry, chemical engineering, or biology, to attend two years of graduate school for the purpose of obtaining a master’s degree in a chemistry, chemical engineering, or life science related field, followed by a three-year assignment to the Department of Chemistry and Life Science as one of our rotating faculty. Selection is based on a successful career, including company (battery, troop) command, undergraduate performance, GRE scores, and your willingness to participate in the program. All instructors teach at least one year in the general chemistry course to plebes (freshmen), and may, based on their interest level, branch out to teach an electives course.

What would I be teaching?

The Department continually seeks talented faculty who are experts in the disciplines that comprise our majors and minor – chemical engineering, chemistry, life science – and are committed to enhancing the education and development of cadets.

What are some opportunities to advance in my career?

The Department of Chemistry and Life Science's Research Centers offer a robust selection of research, scholarship, collaboration, and professional development opportunities to help our faculty remain at the forefront of their disciplines.

Application packets are due by 1 November

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Learn more about applying at West Point

Rotating military faculty consists of of active-duty captains, majors, and lieutenant colonels. An assignment to West Point as a rotating faculty member requires officers to submit an application through the CAC-enabled TEACH system

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The mission of the Department of Chemistry and Life Science is to educate cadets with a firm foundation in the fields of chemistry, life science, and chemical engineering so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character who can leverage their understanding of science to implement solutions using appropriate problem-solving skills; and to inspire cadets to a career in the United States Army and a lifetime of personal growth and service to the nation.

Other Opportunities

It takes a team to ensure the U.S. Military Academy at West Point can fulfill its mission to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets.  There are roles for military and civilian faculty to teach cadets and for those both in and out of uniform to ensure the systems and processes required to operate a military installation and college campus are in place and running efficiently.