The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) seeks to fill the position of Provost and Academic Dean. 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, management, 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 nontraditional 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 and research institutions. Further information about NPS can be found on the school’s Web page: http://www.nps.edu
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Provost and Academic Dean serves as the chief academic officer within the Office of the President of NPS. All academic functions and supporting administrative services report to this office. The Provost and Academic Dean is responsible for the day-to-day academic instruction and related administrative operations of NPS, oversees a diverse faculty and its staff, provides long-term planning and leadership for the campus community, manages the NPS academic budget, oversees academic quality in both instructional and research programs, and advises the President on the full breadth of campus issues.
Doctoral or terminal degree in a relevant field to the mission and function of the school
At least five years of experience in higher education administrative positions of substantial responsibility in both academic and administrative management
Leadership qualities and strong communication skills
Demonstrated record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with the rank of full professor, and eligible for tenure at this rank at the Naval Postgraduate School
Must currently hold or be eligible for a Top Secret clearance
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be willing to travel regularly
Other strongly desired (but not necessarily required) qualifications for this position include:
Senior level experience in government and /or in the defense sector
Knowledge of the workings of the Department of Defense and the Department of the Navy
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) background
Applicants should submit: A letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and complete contact information for at least three references. All documents should be submitted by email to Prof. Claudia Luhrs. Chair, Provost Search Committee to NPSProvostSearch@nps.edu
Deadline for receipt of complete application materials is May 10, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The start date for the position is negotiable however, ideally, should occur within the 2020 calendar year.
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience while tied to the federal government compensation policies for the position and location. 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. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, Veterans preference is treated as a positive merit factor for NPS faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to NPS positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.
Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.
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.
About Naval Postgraduate School
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