Skip Navigation Norwich University: Expect challenge. Achieve distinction.

Common pages

Site search

Employment Opportunities

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.

Assistant Commandant


Norwich University, the nation’s first private military college and the birthplace of ROTC, seeks a dynamic leader and student life professional to fill the position of Assistant Commandant. This position is a uniformed position with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Vermont State Militia.


The Assistant Commandant mentors cadet leadership; oversees and administers disciplinary sanctions less than suspension; supervises training, administration, supply maintenance, safety, security, morale and welfare of a battalion (300 members) of the Corps of Cadets. The Assistant Commandant develops and documents student leadership competencies and instruction. Assists in the coordination and scheduling of ceremonies, training, events, and activities involving the student body. Prepares lesson plans, training support materials, training aids, criterion reference examinations, warning orders, operation orders, memoranda and letters of instruction. Schedules instructors, classrooms, outdoor training locations, multimedia support, medical support, food service support, transportation and other resources required for Battalion training. Provides ethics and leadership instruction, evaluates performance, and maintains student training records. Enforces University policies, rules, and regulations. Responds to parental inquiries, approves leaves/absences, and conducts investigations. Serves as evening and weekend duty officer on a rotational basis.


Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years related experience, including service as a commissioned officer with training development and command experience. Knowledge of military training and discipline, and strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills are essential. Specialized knowledge of conflict resolution, leadership development, student activities, policy development, and skills in mentoring and student advising are necessary. A Master’s Degree and higher education experience is preferred.

To apply:

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

Aug. 14, 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.

Norwich University participates in E-Verify. (Español)