Academy instructor applications due Published Aug. 24, 2012 By Debbie Gildea Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, TEXAS (AFNS) -- The application window for Air Force Academy instructor duty closes Aug. 31, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded interested officers Aug. 23. Instructor duty is a controlled, three-year maximum special duty assignment and applicants must be released by their AFPC core officer assignment team in order to compete, said Angel Espinosa, the AFPC Air Force Academy faculty assignments chief. "Coordination and approval take time," he said, "so don't wait until the last minute to apply." Eligible officers may apply for dean of faculty, preparatory school and athletic department positions. Limited positions at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., are also available. Applications, due to the AFPC Academic and Special Utilization Branch, must include a completed Air Force Form 3849, PME/AFIT/RTFB Officer Worksheet, he added. AFPC will notify officers selected by Jan. 15, 2013. Applicants who experience difficulties submitting their packages or who need additional information can call 210-565-2668 or DSN 665-2668. For more information on Academy instructor opportunities, go to the myPers website and search for Academy opportunities or enter "14055" in the search window.