Fort McNair, D.C
Jun 28, 2022
Jul 05, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time

The Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs is the principal academic and policy adviser to the CIC Chancellor and VP-AA/Provost on all matters pertaining to the CIC curriculum, accreditation, and faculty. The dean provides the leadership, creativity, and expertise necessary to accomplish University-wide and college level: strategic and operational academic program planning and assessment; development and documentation of required academic policies, guidance, and processes; academic program oversight; academic innovation; and advancing excellence in research, teaching, and service. The dean is directly responsible for the recruitment, retention, evaluation, promotion, and development of college faculty.

The Dean, in collaboration with the CIC Chancellor, is responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of the CIC strategic plan and provides leadership in creating a college environment that is supportive to faculty and students. The dean ensures a comprehensive oversight and assessment program to deliver an innovative, high quality, graduate-level academic program. The dean will be responsible for the successful retention, growth, and graduation of students.

The Dean leads a rigorous process of planning and assessing the curriculum to ensure: it remains relevant to the national security environment; it is in compliance with Officer Professional Military Education Policy (OPMEP) requirements in CJCSI 1801.01, as well as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation requirements; the curriculum appropriately reflects the mission of College; and is pedagogically sound.

The Dean teaches as needed, to maintain contact with college courses, classrooms, and students, and to support delivery of the college curriculum. Teaching is secondary to leadership and academic oversight responsibilities. The dean will maintain currency, expertise, and professional stature in the field through research and publication of scholarly work. The dean actively participates in University and CIC engagement efforts and supports robust interdisciplinary and collaborative partnerships across NDU, and with external partners.

The Dean works in a collegial and energetic fashion with the other college deans. The dean fosters institutional collaboration and integration in conjunction with CIC's Dean of Administration, Dean of Students, and other functional Directorate Heads.

The Dean will be a steadfast leader and advocate for NDU and college initiatives to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security determination, eligible for a TS/SCI, as a condition of employment .
  • All federal employees are required to have direct deposit
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see
  • File a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) within 30 days of entering the covered position, annually thereafter, and within 30 days of terminating from a covered position required by the Ethics in Government Act (EIGA).
  • Incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019-R (Condition of Employment for Certain Positions Identified as Critical Under the Drug Abuse Testing Program) and must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of determining appropriate workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • The incumbent will serve in a probationary status for the first 24 months. If they have served in a supervisory capacity as a Title 10 employee at NDU within the last year, the probationary period is reduced to 18 months.
  • TDY: Occasional, travel up to 30% of the time may be required.
  • Position is governed by 10 USC 1595, NDU Regulation 690-4 until superseded and its successor NDU Instruction 1416.01.
  • Background and degree in a national security studies, cyber, information operations, information technology, or other related areas is strongly preferred.


  • Must have a doctorate degree (or other equivalent terminal professional degree) with progressive professional experience in a relevant area and a substantial record of excellence in teaching, continuing scholarship, and service contributions within an appropriate field of academic study. Experience in graduate-level education is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated successful record of leadership achievements, innovation, and managerial skills.
  • Must have demonstrated successful experience as a department head or as associate dean in an academic institution, or an equivalent leadership position. Must have a proven record for building partnerships and coalitions at similar or larger/more complex organizations.
  • Must have a record of successfully leading change in an organization of similar or larger size or greater complexity. Must have experience developing the organizational vision and implementing policies and procedures to achieve this vision within available resources in a continuously changing environment.
  • Experience providing leadership and strategic direction over personnel across complex organizations.
  • Background and degree in a national security studies, cyber, information operations, information technology, or other related areas is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of public and/or private sector academic institutions' organization, structure, and operations.
  • Familiarity with the missions, organization, and operations of the Department of Defense.
  • Experience managing at the highest levels within a large diverse academic environment.
  • Senior service college graduate level education preferred.
  • An established record of advancing equity, diversity and inclusion.


Education Requirement: Ph.D. or other terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) related to the duties of this position, with a focus on national security or higher education academic administration.

Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

Additional information

NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.

Supervisory Probationary Period: 18 month probationary period is required regardless if the incumbent previously served in a probationary period status in the Federal government or at NDU

Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to:

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .