Professor of Cyber Warfare Studies

U.S. Department of the Air Force
  • Location
    Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
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  • Posted
    May 18

Position description

The Air Force Cyber College is in an exciting period of growth and seeks applicants for positions in the area of cyber warfare studies, with a preference for candidates working on problems at the intersection of cyberpower, national security and military operations. A successful candidate will be expected to teach and conduct research and contribute to the development of academic programs.

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The primary purpose of this position is to provide academic expertise to support the design, development, and delivery of the College's in-residence and distance educational programs, develop curriculum for graduate-level courses, teach nonresident and/or resident classes, and produce scholarly research within the cyber policy discipline. Faculty serving in the Cyber College apply their academic expertise to the development of curriculum for graduate students, teach non-resident and/or in-resident classes, and participate, as required, in activities that support the school's and Air University's courses of cyber studies. Faculty members may also teach elective courses, advise student research projects, pursue an active research agenda, publish research in academic and military journals, and provide service to Cyber College, military education, Air University, and the Air Force as directed by the dean, the college commandant, and the commander and president of Air University.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • A top security clearance is required
  • Position is subject to random drug testing.
  • This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. This is an Administratively Determined position in the excepted service.
  • Moving expenses if authorized may be covered using PCS, Recruitment or Relocation Incentive in accordance with agency policy.


This position has a particular focus on cyberspace strategies, policies, theories and operations. The faculty position requires a broad knowledge of the ways and means by which the US (and, in particular, the US Air Force) is developing the strategies, policies, capabilities, and organizations to defend the nation in cyberspace. Also desired is a record of publication, broad knowledge of service and/or joint military strategy and doctrine, national military strategy, military thought and theory, military history, joint/combined planning and joint and combined warfighting strategies. Academic curriculum development and teaching experience at the graduate level and/or extensive relevant professional experience is highly desired.

Successful candidates will have performed notable scholarly research in matters pertaining to cybersecurity policy and strategy.  Demonstrated superior teaching performance and experience with graduate-level CONUS and OCONUS non-resident programs is desired. Experience in professional military education in the areas of curriculum development and teaching in the subject areas above is desired.


Candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree in a relevant academic discipline and field, such as public policy, international relations, security studies, psychology/sociology as it applies to the cyber domain or a closely-related academic concentration. Technical fields are also relevant, including operations research, engineering, data analytics, computer science, mathematics or a closely-related academic concentration.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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