Job Overview


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

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.

This position is administrated through the College of International Security Affairs (CISA), National Defense University (NDU) and will support the Master of Arts in Strategic Studies Program. As one of NDU's five graduate institutions, the college educates selected military officers, interagency civilians, and international students to function successfully in a dynamic and increasingly complex global security environment.


  • Advises the CISA Chancellor on all matters pertaining to the curriculum, accreditation, and faculty.
  • Serves as the College's focal point for academic strategic planning, curriculum development, and oversight of the execution of the CISA Academic Program.
  • As the executive head of the faculty and as chief academic officer of the college is responsible for the development and implementation of the CISA strategic plan.
  • Oversees the CISA Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and the Office of Student Services (OSS) for the conduct of recurring and/or continuous administrative functions.
  • Advocate for the faculty excellence as teachers and scholars through support of an innovative faculty development program and a collegial and collaborative learning environment, all supported by appropriate resources.
  • Serves on various NDU committees and works to build and maintain collaborative academic efforts across the multiple components of the University.
  • Formulates and advocates policies and strategies for enhancing NDU's academic quality, resources, and environment for students and faculty. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel Requirements: None/Seldom (less than 15%)

Relocation Authorized

  • No