Visiting Professor Job at the US Air Force Academy

For those that might be interested, the US Air Force Academy is looking for a visiting professor to teach Negotiation in 2024-25.

Here is the full listing:

The Department of Law at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers an undergraduate Legal Studies Program.  We seek a full-time employee from a U.S. graduate or undergraduate institution of higher education, or from a government agency, to fill an 11-month position as a visiting faculty member for academic year 2024-25.  We are particularly interested in welcoming a visiting professor who will teach the Law Department’s Principles of Negotiation course.  The Principles of Negotiation course provides a framework to help students intentionally negotiate in a variety of contexts.  Specifically, the course teaches students how to prepare for and strategically communicate during negotiations.  It also teaches students how to build and maintain positive relationships while focusing on crafting creative solutions to problems or conflict.  Finally, students learn how to methodically analyze past performance for future improvement.  The course measures and assesses performance through, among other methods, practical simulation exercises, analytical review of performance, and in-class discussions.  Based on the needs of the Law Department, a visiting faculty member may be asked to teach a section of the Law for Air Force Officers course which is an introductory course that each Air Force Academy cadet must complete prior to graduation.  The course is primarily a survey of U.S. law, with an emphasis on law relevant to U.S. citizens and Air Force officers.  Visiting faculty may also have the opportunity to offer an upper-level, special topics course in their area of expertise.   

In addition to being a full-time career employee at an academic institution or government agency, applicants must either have 1) a J.D. degree from an accredited law school or 2) a PhD from an AACSB-accredited school and have experience teaching organizational behavior, human relations, or management and organizations. 

Teaching expectations likely involve three courses, both fall and spring semesters, teaching sections of approximately 20 students.  Moreover, though not an official responsibility, the Law Department highly encourages visiting faculty to provide feedback on the Law Department’s learning outcomes, courses, programs, and assessment methods. Further information about the Law Department’s courses and extracurricular programs is at: 

The Air Force Academy is a federal government military baccalaureate and commissioning institution. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of the Air Force Academy’s mission. The Academy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the Academy’s mission and values. 

The Air Force Academy will reimburse the home institution/agency for the visiting faculty member’s salary and the employer’s contribution for basic fringe benefits such as health and life insurance, retirement, and social security. 

Application packages should contain a current curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a cover letter.  Materials must be emailed to Professor Douglas McKechnie at and include in the subject line: “Visiting Professor Application.”  Applications are due by 5:00pm (MST) on October 13, 2023.  Application packages will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.

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