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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).


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Dean, College of Professional Schools


Norwich University, nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Professional Schools to start in Fall 2013. The College has 11 traditional degree programs within four schools: the David Crawford School of Engineering, the School of Architecture & Art, the School of Nursing, and the School of Business & Management (including Computer Science and Engineering Management).


The Dean is the chief administrative and academic officer of the College and will provide the direction and leadership necessary to promote its continued advancement. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: leading and maintaining program accreditations; short-range and long-range academic planning; budget management and fiscal oversight; hiring and mentoring faculty; supervising and evaluating school directors; fostering faculty development; assessing learning outcomes; curriculum mapping for internationalization; facilitating interdisciplinary teaching and research; maintaining academic standards; supervising harmonious governance in the College; and participating in fundraising. The Dean will serve as a key advocate for undergraduate research. The Dean reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, sits on the Deans’ Council, and will be actively engaged in formulating and executing the strategic initiatives of the University, as well as those of the College of Professional Schools.


A successful candidate should have qualifications that include an earned doctorate or terminal degree in a field aligned with the College; a minimum of five years of progressively increasing administrative experience at the department chair level or above; a clear leadership vision for the College; a record of effective teaching, including experience in mentoring undergraduate research, and of scholarly/creative/experiential accomplishments that support appointment as a tenured associate or full professor; a solid understanding of current trends and practices in higher education including traditional and online education; a familiarity with sponsored research including a record of successful grant procurement; a clear understanding of and experience in assessment and accreditation processes; experience in attracting philanthropic gifts, developing new partnerships, and nurturing external relationships with the community, private donors, and alumni. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Must be eligible to work for any employer in the U.S.

To apply:

Screening of applications will begin on December 14, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should email an application letter and CV to For materials that cannot be emailed, please direct them to the Office of Human Resources, 158 Harmon Drive, Norwich University, Northfield, VT 05663. For questions about the position, call 802-485-2025.

Oct. 4, 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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