Careers at AFIT

Civilian Career Opportunities

All AFIT civilian position announcements are posted to the USAJobs website (www.usajobs.gov).  Below are links to our open positions:  

Dean for Research
Closing Date: 30 Jul 21
Duties Summary: Performs faculty duties as Dean for Research in the Graduate School of Engineering and Management at AFIT.

Associate Director Homeland Security Community of Best Practices
Closing Date: 1 Aug 21
Duties Summary: This position manages Center personnel/staff as well as funded consulting outreach of the Homeland Security Center of Best Practices (HSCoBP)

Research Assistant (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Closing Date: 1 Aug 21
Duties Summary: Performs research assistant duties at the Air Force Institute of Technology, in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Director of Sponsored Programs
Closing Date: 13 Aug 21
Duties Summary: The primary purpose of this position is to facilitate all aspects of the external sponsorship of research and educational programs in support of AFIT's mission.


Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) under the Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program (AF STFP).

We are actively seeking highly qualified candidates including recent doctoral recipients and senior researchers.
Application deadline dates (four annual review cycles):
February 1
May 1
August 1
November 1

Awardee opportunities:

  • Conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the Air Force laboratories
  • Devote full-time effort to research and publication
  • Access the excellent and often unique Air Force research facilities
  • Collaborate with leading scientists and engineers

Awardee benefits:

  • Base stipend starting at $76,542; may be higher based on experience
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision), relocation benefits, and professional travel allowance
  • Applicants should contact prospective AFRL, AFIT, and USAFA Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and should hold, or anticipate receiving, an earned doctorate in science or engineering.
  • Awards are contingent upon completion of the doctoral degree.

For more information, please visit:  Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program


 Active Duty Military Career Opportunities

There are many opportunities for active duty service members to work at AFIT as both faculty and staff.  We typically hire from the AFSCs listed below.  If you are interested in working at AFIT, please contact your Career Field Manager to inquire about opportunities.

  • 1B, 15W, 16F, 17D, 17S
  • 21A, 21R
  • 3D, 3E, 3F, 32E, 38F,
  • 4A, 41A, 43E
  • 51J
  • 6F, 61A, 61D, 62E, 63A, 64P, 65F, 65W
  • 8F, 81T, 82A
  • 91C, 97E


AFIT Human Resources Contacts

For Civilian Personnel:

For Military Personnel:


Our Mission and Vision

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Be the go-to experts for all AFIT personnel on mission support issues by focusing on process improvement and capability growth in an environment that fosters creativity

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