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Bethesda, Maryland
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

Serve as NIU's Provost and Chief Academic Officer, overseeing the College of Strategic Intelligence, the Oettinger School of Science and Technology Intelligence, and the Office of the Provost. Provide academic advice to the President to ensure that the educational programs, curricula, and instructional methodologies advance the university's mission. Serve as a member of NIU's executive leadership team.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

Establish academic policies and practices with the concurrence of the President.

Assess the effectiveness of the academic curriculum in meeting student and stakeholder needs and adjust as needed.

Introduce innovative new educational methods to enhance the student experience.

Facilitate NIU's efforts to maintain accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Joint Chiefs of Staff J-7.

Recruit and empower a diverse and talented faculty that provides world class instruction.

Perform personnel management responsibilities with a focus on building a high-performance workforce; promote team building and a collaborative work environment; ensure goals and performance objectives are understood; assess performance and provide timely feedback, recognition, and remediation.

Chair the NIU Education Council and Academic Affairs Committee to drive full participation and transparency across academic programs.

Support the development and implementation of NIU's strategic plan.

Collaborate with NIU's research and engagement activities to maximize effectiveness.

Develop and oversee the Office of the Provost budget to ensure resources are available and aligned to the highest academic priorities.

Recommend improvements to academic business practices and tools to increase efficiency.

Oversee NIU's global campus and continuously evaluate how the institution can better meet student needs around the world.

Oversee a comprehensive alumni engagement plan to improve the student learning experience.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a current permanent ODNI employee.


Mandatory Requirements:

Higher education experience, demonstrated by successfully serving as a Dean or Provost, or combination of the two, for at least three years.

Deep understanding of academic accreditation requirements and processes.

Experience conducting academic assessments to shape curricula.

Terminal degree in a discipline of relevance to NIU's mission.

Desired Requirements:

Experience working in or engaging with the national security community.



Additional information

Due to the unique nature of this academic leadership position, the selected individual will only serve for a term of three years, with the possibility of two one-year extensions, for a maximum of five years. At the end of the term, individuals are responsible for finding another assignment.

Reasonable Accommodations:

The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodations Officer by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY.

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

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