Monday, March 23, 2015

TT, US Merchant Marine Academy

JOB TITLE:  Physics (Assistant Professor)
DEPARTMENT:   U.S. Department of Transportation
AGENCY:   Maritime Administration
SUB AGENCY:   U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
SALARY RANGE:   $63,698  to  $100,051  Per Annum
OPEN PERIOD:  March 23, 2015  to  April 21, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:  AD-1310-00/00
POSITION INFO:  This is a Full-Time Faculty Tenure-Track appointment in the Federal Service, with initial term not-to-exceed 6/24/2017.  However, each year with a satisfactory performance appraisal, and any required approvals an additional year may be added to the appointment.  Thus employment may be indefinite provided tenure approcval is achieved.  For additional information of Tenure requirements, please contact the Academy Human Resources Office.
DUTY LOCATIONS:  1 (One) Vacancy at the following location: Kings Point, NY
:  Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen
The position is that of an Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Mathematics & Science, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.  The Academy is a degree granting institution fully accredited by the Middles States Commission on Higher Education.  Upon graduation, the Midshipmen (male and female) are awarded Bachelor of Science degrees, licensed as Merchant Marine Officers by the U.S. Coast Guard and commissioned as Officers in the U.S. Reserves or Active Duty Military Service.  Located on the North Shore of Long Island in Western Nassau County, it is one the world’s foremost institutions in the field of maritime education and consists of 82 acres of waterfront land including a Museum, library and fitness/recreational facilities available to both faculty and staff.  For further information, visit our web site at
The Mission of the United States Merchant Marine Academy is to educate and graduate licensed merchant mariners and leaders of exemplary character who will serve America’s marine transportation and defense needs in peace and war.
• You must be a U.S. citizen and meet specialized experience to qualify.
• Submit application and resume by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
• Review Required Documents Section as documents are required to be submitted by the closing date.
• This is a Tenure-Track Faculty position.
• Successful completion of a pre-employment Background Investigation is required.
• Relocation expenses will not be paid.
• Applicants selected under excepted service procedures must successfully complete a one-year trial period, if not already completed.
• This Job Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.
• Applicants selected under excepted service procedures must successfully complete a one-year trial period, if not already completed.
• This position may be eligible for a flexible Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) and/or Telework in conformance with Agency policies and approval of the required agreement.
Major Duties
As an Assistant Professor you will be responsible for the development and conduct of educational courses and programs within the department, in particular teaching classes in Physics.  You will also be responsible for academic mentoring of Midshipmen, carrying out research and scholarly activities and assuming a share of departmental and institutional service activities.
Qualifications Required
Qualification standards are used to determine which applicants would be able to perform satisfactorily in the position to be filled.  The education, training, experience, or other requirements included in the qualification standards are minimum requirements. i.e., it would be unlikely that an applicant for employment would be able to perform satisfactorily in a particular position or occupational series if he or she did not possess these qualifications.

To qualify for this position, you must meet the Educational and Specialized Experience requirements listed below.
Minimum Educational Requirements:
To qualify for Physics (Assistant Professor) you must possess an earned Doctorate in Physics or a Physics-based field (e.g. Astrophysics, Applied Physics, etc.)
Specialized Experience Requirements:
The individual must possess a minimum of one year (or equivalent) of experience teaching undergraduate Physics in an accredited college or university. 
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Basis for Rating:
For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational and specialized experience requirements. 
All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications requirements will be referred to the selecting official.
You must submit a complete application package (including resume, transcript, education/degree question response and supporting documents) no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. 
Note:  You must list the Job Announcement # and Job Title in the subject line of your email. If you are unable to send your application materials by email, they can be sent by U.S. Mail but MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.
U.S. Department of Transportation
Maritime Administration
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Office of Human Resources
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, New York 11024-1699

The following documents must be provided by the close date:
• RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education
• COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE – on your education and course and credit hours taught.
• TRANSCRIPTS – Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series.  Unofficial copies are sufficient to apply but official copies may be required prior to appointment.  Foreign degrees & transcripts must include an official translation & certification of equivalence to be considered.
• CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, occupational series and grade level.
• VETERANS – In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD214 (Member 4 copy) showing the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  In addition, if you are claiming 10 point preference eligibility, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.  You must also submit a completed Request for 10 Point Form SF-15. Additional information on Veterans Preference is available at:
Salary:  Unless justification for a higher starting salary is approved you will receive the entry level salary listed at the top of this announcement.
Benefits: Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees at
EEO Policy Statement:  The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:  Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Please answer the following questions and include your responses with your submitted documents;
1.  Are you a U.S. Citizen?               a) Yes            b) No
2. Are you claiming Veterans Preference Eligibility?  If yes, please note that in order to receive positive consideration (hiring preference) based on veterans preference eligibility, you must provide all the appropriate documentation as listed in the “Required Documents” section of this announcement with your application package.
a)  Yes          b)  No
3. Do you have an earned Doctorate degree in Physics or a Physics-based field from an accredited college or university?
     a) Yes    b)  No
Please list,
Degree: _____________________________________
Major: ______________________________________
Year Completed: ______________________________
School: ______________________________________
4. Do you have a minimum of one (1) year (or its equivalent) of experience teaching undergraduate Physics full-time in an accredited college or university?
a)  Yes       b)   No
5.  I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this application package and questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.  I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application or its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the selection process: I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled: I may be denied an appointment; and/or removed and debarred from Federal service (5 CFR, Part 731).  I understand that any information I give may be investigated.  I understand that responding “No” to this item will result in my not being considered for this positon.
a)  Yes       b)  No
6.  How did you first become aware of this position vacancy?
a) From a friend, family member, or colleague who is attending or working at the USMMA.
b) From
c) From the USMMA Official Website
d) Other source (Please identify): _____________________________________________
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in disqualification and removal from consideration for this position.