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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).


Along with specific items listed under each job posting’s “To apply” heading, you will need to complete and submit a Norwich University Employment Application.

Vice President for Student Affairs - Internal Candidates Only


Lead and direct the development and implementation of programs and services to support the educational and personal growth of all Norwich University students in the context of the University’s mission and guiding values. Report to the President and serve as a member of the senior management team, with responsibility for the strategic planning, administrative oversight, and budget management of the student affairs division. Responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive Leader Development Program for all students, and for athletics, student activities and intramural programs, housing, counseling services, and religious services. Oversee undergraduate orientation for both corps and civilian students as well as a comprehensive residence life program in the residence halls and barracks. This position is responsible for the morale, welfare, discipline, and training for the self-governing Corps of Cadets and civilian students.

The Vice President for Student affairs is expected to be a visionary leader who will advance the institution’s efforts to engage both military and civilian students in the development of leadership skills and character while supporting academics and life-long learning through diverse programming.


An earned doctorate is preferred, Master’s degree required, in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration or a related field. Must be a proven leader and knowledgeable about leadership theory and practice. Significant higher education experience, increasingly responsible administrative experience, and a comprehensive knowledge of student development services is essential. Experience as a Commissioned Senior Officer with direct command in a branch of the United States military is preferred (Note change: previously required). Candidates with demonstrated leadership in team building and excellent skills in supervision, management, interpersonal relations, and communication preferred.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and Norwich University Employment Application to VPSA Search, via email:

Jan. 19, 2012

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependant care, a retirement annuity plan and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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