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Functional area description. Administers the academic pro-gram of the United States Military Academy (USMA). Provides military and academic leadership to USMA’s academic departments which are composed of stablized military faculty (Academy Profes­sors, Army officers on nonstablized (rotating) assignment to USMA and civilian faculty hired in accordance with Title 10 United States Code. Contributes to formulation of USMA’s curriculum, methods of instruction, and academic standards required for graduation. Establishes standards within academic departments for classroom in­struction, military professionalism, and academic accomplishment. Teaches cadets within areas of academic expertise. Provides continuity to the academic program, while also providing a source of experience and academic depth to the rotating and civilian faculty. Participates in USMA governance by serving on bodies such as the Academic Board and Installation Planning Board, and Admissions Committee, etc. Selects officers to be sponsored for graduate schooling prior to a teaching assignment at USMA. Maintains aca­demic currency by research, writing, and attendance at scholarly conferences. Maintains military professional currency by numerous activities including operational TDYs with Army troop units. Contributes to cadet development by support of a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular activities at USMA. Contributes to officer development by counseling and mentoring.

Functional area qualifications. DA Pam 600-3 lists qualifications for entry and professional development in this functional area.

USMA Professor (47A).

Description of duties. Serves as the senior leadership of the academic organization of USMA. Supervises directly the academy professors and the senior rotating faculty and civilian professors. Performs all facets of duty described in the general paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Outstanding record of achievement and high potential for further growth and development within the field of scholarship; extensive experience and sustained exemplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior srevice college; completion of an earned Ph.D in an appropriate field. Professors, USMA are normally selected from the ranks of serving Academy Professors.

Special grading of positions. The grade of USMA, Professor is COL except in the case of a junior Deputy Department Head who may be a LTC.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Dean of the Academic Board.

(b) Vice Dean for Education.

(c) Department Head.

(d) Deputy Department Head.

USMA, Professor of English (47C).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of English, providing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained ex­mplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior service college; completion of an earned PhD in English, Philosophy, or a related discipline; at least 2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sci­ence (47D)

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, providing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained exemplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by bacis branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completio of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of an earned PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Photonics, or a related discipline; at least 2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor of Systems Engineering (47F).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of Systems Engineering, providing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained ex­emplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of an earned Ph.D in Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related discipline; at least 2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor of Foreign Languages (47G).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of Foreign Languages, providing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained exemplary performance with the Field Army, typically reflected by basic bramch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of an earned PhD in Linguistcs/Foreign Language, or a related discipline and be a proven linquist; at least 2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor Physics (47H).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of Physics, providing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained exemplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track funcitonal area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of an earned PhD in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or a related discipline; at least years teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor of Social Sciences (47J).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of Social Sciences, providing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained exemplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of an earned PhD in Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, International Relations, or a related disci­line; at least 2 years experience teaching at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor of History (47K).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of History, providing direct supervision and leadership fo the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained exemplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of an earned PhD in Military, American, European, or International History; at least 2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

Skill identifier. SI 5X (Historian).

USMA, Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership (47L).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, providing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained ex­mplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of an earmed PhD in Cio, Psychology, Human Factors, Counseling, Management, or a related behavioral science field; at least 2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor of Chemistry (47M).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of Chemistry, providing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained exemplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of an earned PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, the life sciences or a closely related discipline; at least 2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor of Mathematical Sciences (47N).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of Mathematical Sciences, providing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained exemplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completio nof an earned PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics or other scientific or engineering disciplines; at least 2 years experience teaching at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor Geography and Enviromental Engineering (47P).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, provid­ing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained exemplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of an earned PhD in Geography, one of the earth sciences, one of the mapping sciences, Environmental Engineering, or a related discipline; at least 2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor and Associate Dean (47Q).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the Dean’s staff, providing direct supervision and leadership. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained extremely performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of an earned PhD in a discipline taught at the Academy or Business Administration, Personnel Administration, or a related discipline; at least 2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (47R).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, providing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained exemplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Civil, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering, or a related discipline; at least 2 years of engineering teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable professional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

USMA, Professor of Physical Education (47S).

Description of duties. Serves as the link between the senior academic leadership and the rotating and civilian faculty within the Department of Physical Education, providing direct supervision and leadership of the junior faculty. Performs all facets of duty described in "functional area description" paragraph above.

Special qualifications. Extensive experience and sustained exemplary performance with the field Army, typically reflected by basic branch or single-track functional area qualification as a field grade officer; successful completion of Command and Staff College and aspiring to complete senior staff college; completion of an earned PhD in Physical Education, Physical Science, or a related discipline; at least 2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or other comparable prefessional experience.

Special grading of positions. Positions coded LTC and above.

Position coding. FA 47 will only be used in the first position in authorization documents.

Unique duty positions. Academy Professor.

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Above information derived from Army Pamplet Manual 611-21

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