The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) seeks to fill the position of President. This is a federal government position in the excepted service. The selection for appointment is made by the Secretary of the Navy.
NPS is a graduate and research-intensive university offering Masters and Ph.D. degrees in the sciences, business, engineering, and international and security studies. Students include military officers from all U.S. armed services, Department of Defense civilian employees, and military officers from over 100 nations. NPS faculty have made fundamental contributions to national security through basic and applied research in traditional academic disciplines and in non-traditional and interdisciplinary areas uniquely designed to serve the defense and national security of the U.S. and its allies. NPS is a trusted source of expert advice to the Department of Defense and many federal agencies. NPS provides experimental and demonstration platforms for dealing with a wide variety of exigent military problems. Research is conducted at both classified and unclassified levels.
NPS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is also accredited by ABET, NASPAA, and AACSB. Located on the scenic Monterey Peninsula, about 120 miles south of San Francisco on California’s central coast, NPS is in close proximity to many other higher education, research institutions and the Silicon Valley. Further information about NPS can be found on the school’s Web page: http://www.nps.edu
Duties and Responsibilities:
The President serves as the senior executive leader responsible for the execution of the NPS mission, which is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service and to enhance the security of the United States. The President reports ultimately to the Secretary of the Navy and has full responsibility for the leadership, management, and governance of the School, and its research activities.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.
Position announcement opens April 1, 2018 and closes June 30, 2018. Applicants should submit: a letter of interest and resume by email to Ms. Jaye Panza at SearchCommittee@nps.edu. The position is available start date in September 2018.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc...)
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Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified candidates are sought from both the civilian and military communities. By law, candidates for the position must possess certain mandatory qualifications:
1. Degree requirement:
A doctorate (Ph.D) in a field of study relevant to the mission and function of the Naval Postgraduate School; or
A master’s degree in a field of study relevant to the mission and function of the Naval Postgraduate School, but only if the candidate also retired from the military as an officer in a grade not below O-6 or is active duty officer in a grade not below O-6; and must be from the Navy or the Marine Corps.
2. Comprehensive understanding of the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, and joint and combined operations;
3. Leadership experience at the senior level in a large and diverse organization; and
4. Demonstrated ability to foster and encourage a program of research in order to sustain academic excellence.
In addition to the above required qualifications, desired candidates should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, and meet additional requirements:
Strategic-thinking and an outward-looking approach;
Experience in developing and advancing organizations;
Strong communication skills with an ability to articulate the NPS strategy and vision to private sector, public sector, and academic partners;
Commitment to ensuring that NPS endures as a preeminent postgraduate research and education institution through relevant research and effective partnerships with the private, government, and academic sectors;
A proven record of academic achievement;
Demonstrated resourcefulness and an ability to work with non-Federal entities;
Experience in a Flag officer/General Officer (three or four star equivalent) or civilian senior leader position that reflects a commitment to education and a proven record of obtaining resources and support; and
Knowledge of the private sector.
Must be a U.S. citizen
Eligibility to hold a DoD Top Secret clearance
Incumbent will be required to file OGE 278, Public Financial Disclosure Report
Internal Number: NPS 1095795
About Naval Postgraduate School
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.