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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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Chair, Department of Continuing Studies - College of Graduate & Continuing Studies


Norwich University seeks an outstanding professional candidate to serve as the Chair of the Department of Continuing Studies. The Department of Continuing Studies administers the Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies online bachelor’s degree completion programs. Currently there are two programs: Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis, and Criminal Justice. Additionally the department is responsible for all non-degree related continuing education initiatives. The Chair will also serve as the college’s assessment and quality control officer for the undergraduate and graduate programs. We are seeking a Chair with demonstrated academic and administrative leadership with a desire to build upon and improve the college’s degree completion and continuing education initiatives. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with limited teaching responsibilities and faculty rank contingent upon experience. The initial term of appointment is for up to two years and subject to ongoing renewal.


Develop and maintain curriculum; oversee the development of new courses, concentrations and programs; continuous improvement of existing curriculum; assess graduate and undergraduate curriculum; approve qualified instructors; organize academic events for the annual residency conference; creatively lead and manage students, staff and instructors; actively participate in Norwich University governance and academic life. The position of chair at the CGCS requires a commitment to collaboration, an appreciation of innovation for seeking new and different ways to provide academic services, and the ability to explore new relationships with outside entities in the public and private sectors for possible partnerships. Verbal communication skills are at a premium as is the ability to meet deadlines. Finally, the candidate must enjoy working in a fast-past environment with multiple demands on one’s time and energy. The Chair is expected to periodically teach in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.


A terminal degree is preferred, however candidates nearing the completion of their terminal degree and who have substantial experience in higher education will be considered. The successful candidate will be familiar with best practices in adult distance education. Additionally, teaching, curriculum development and assessment experience --particularly in the area of adult education-- are required; experience in distance education with adult learners is highly desirable. The candidate must have current authorization to work for any employer in the U.S.

To apply:

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

April 19, 2013

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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