National Defense University (NDU) supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world.
This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.
This job is open to the public - All U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
The Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs (APAP) serves as the principal advisor to the NDU Provost on Academic Planning and Outcome-Based Military Education (OBME), curriculum content and implementation, academic governance and faculty affairs, outreach and stakeholder engagement. The APAP is responsible for formulating strategies for curriculum development and implementation as well as faculty recruitment, renewal, retention, and development. Consults with senior officials throughout the Department of Defense (DOD) and other government departments and leaders in the civilian academic community. Acts as liaison to private and public sector organizations and academic institutions both nationally and internationally. Interacts with Commandants, Chancellors, Senior Directors, Deans of Faculty, faculty members, staff, and researchers throughout the University. Develops policy and operational guidance affecting educational philosophy, methodology, faculty qualifications, performance, and development. Performs other duties as assigned by the Provost.
Academic and Educational Leadership
Leads the development, implementation, execution, and evaluation of academic programs, courses, and curriculum. Ensures the full coverage of mandated US Code Title 10 Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) topics in university curriculum.
Provides oversight to colleges to ensure the currency and relevance of curriculum.
Responsible for development and revision of NDU Academic Policy, Instructions, and Directives concerning academic programs and faculty matters.
Represents NDU at the Military Education Coordination Council Working Group (MECCWG) and Joint Faculty Education Conference (JFEC).
Oversees the NDU Ethics Committee and coverage of ethics in university curriculum.
Ensures compliance with Officer Professional Military Education Program (OPMEP) and policy directives regarding academic programs and Outcomes Based Military Education (OBME).
Ensures academic programs are appropriately designed and delivered to protect and promote open intellectual discourse and academic freedom.
Provides consultation and leadership to colleges and components on faculty recruitment, retention, utilization, and development.
Chairs and/or serves as principal advisor or member on task forces related to academic matters internal and external to NDU.
Represents NDU Provost at Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area Chief Academic Officer meetings.
Coordinates outreach and stakeholder engagement activities for the NDU Provost.
Promotes a climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff, and administration from a range of diverse backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives.
Management, Leadership, and Staff Coordination
Supervises the Dean of the Library and the Center of Excellence in Learning and Writing
Supervises the Office of the Registrar
Supervises the Health and Fitness Directorate
Oversight and the planning of NDU new faculty orientation, convocation, and student on-boarding.
Oversight of the planning and coordination for NDU Graduation.
Ensures that subordinate supervisors effectively carry out management's policies, provisions, and objectives in the areas of EEO, career development, merit promotion, and employee/management relations.
Management of OAA budget and hiring activities.
Oversight and consultation for budget issues for the academic enterprise.
Manages the day-to-day activities of the OAA to include drafting correspondence and compiling staff action packages, monitoring numerous staff actions for Provost's signature, making decisions on administrative issues, and directing the activities of the Provost's staff.
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Seldom travel is required for this position.
Financial disclosure is required.
Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
At least five years of senior-level management experience in an institution of higher learning and demonstrated effectiveness as a leader in higher education.
Experience collaborating with faculty and senior leaders across an institution; evidence of the ability to lead teams and create a culture of collegiality.
Knowledge of Joint Professional Military Education.
A substantial record of excellence in teaching in a discipline related to national security studies at an accredited graduate level institution(s).
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to develop and manage employees as well as develop and interpret financial data/plans and manage resources.
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education Requirement: A Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or, international equivalent.
Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.