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Job Title:  Assistant Dean of Academic Learning, Assessment and Instructional Technology
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  National Defense University
Job Announcement Number:  NDU-14-023-1062064

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$104,910.00 to $138,139.00 / Per Year
Monday, March 10, 2014 to Monday, April 07, 2014
Full Time - Excepted Service NTE NTE 3 years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort McNair, DC View Map
United States Citizens


The National Defense University (NDU) is the premier national security institution focused on advanced joint education, leader of development and scholarship.


This position is located at the Information Resources Management College (NDU-iCollege), which serves as the Department of Defense's (DoD's) principal educational resource for Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and agency senior staff. The iCollege offers a wide spectrum of graduate-level programs and services to prepare information leaders to play critical roles in national security. iCollege educational offerings are focused on Information, Information Technology (IT), Cyber and Financial Management..

Under the direction and leadership of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the oversight of the Director for Joint Force Development, Joint Staff (J-7), NDU offers a collegial and collaborative academic environment to support the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world. Students are selected for their leadership potential and attend classes at Fort McNair in Washington DC; the Joint forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA; and at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, NC. A variety of on-line courses are offered as well. At NDU, students are encouraged and taught to think creatively, critically, and imaginatively in order to anticipate and overcome future challenges to national security. The curriculum combines information technology and classroom experience with many other aspects such as international travel and exposure; interaction with industry, members of the inter-agency community, and international allies and partners; and participation, research and professional exchanges with local and national consortia of national security academic institutions.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional (20 - 30%)


  • No


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Possess or able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance


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-Leads and collaborates with the Department Chairs and faculty on assessing the curriculum at all levels: lesson, course, and program

-Collaborates with the NDU CIO and other University stakeholders to foster innovation and high quality teaching and learning.


-Leads the administrative support of educational technology for the iCollege, and supervises an experienced team of instructional and multi-media designers..

-Develops and maintains a budget report that facilitates senior level decision-making on professional development and educational technology opportunities and expenditures.

-Teaches as part of a teaching team within the iCollege.

-Assist in planning and conducting new faculty orientation program and an ongoing program of faculty development on best instructional practices and curriculum development and assessment.

- Exercises flexibility and creativity in support of the NDU and iCollege missions.


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Applicants must have a proven record of academic leadership experience, and must hold an earned/or actively working towards a Doctorate in education, educational technology, and/or educational assessment. 






Occasional travel



Applicants will be evaluated by information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute. To find out more, go to


  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Appointment will be for 3 years, subject to availability of funds, and may be renewed in one to three year increments thereafter.
  • MUST be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Travel requirements for this position are occasional. The incumbent may be required to travel up to 20-30% of the time


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package.

Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

  1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  4. Check application status or return to a previous or incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 1062064. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.  

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print form 1203FX to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.
  2. Copies of your higher education transcripts to verify possession of degree(s) held. Unofficial copies are acceptable at the application phase. You will be required to provide official transcripts at the time of a tentative offer of employment.
  3. Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  4. Veterans Preference Documentation - If applicable, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), Standard Form 15, and VA Letter

Please do not provide documents that are not listed above or documents that contain your photo or medical records.


Bill Sass
Phone: (317)212-6379
Agency Information:
DFAS National Defense University DFAS NDU
8899 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN


The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to drive status updates notification for applicants, please do not call requesting status. You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.

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