DIRECTOR- Center for Education Design, Development & Distribution
Naval Postgraduate School
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September 13, 2018
Higher Education Institution
NPS is a fully accredited graduate school with students from all U.S. military services, as well as foreign military officers. The Associate Provost for Graduate Education (AP-GE) invites applications from candidates for the non-tenure-track faculty position, Director of the Center for Educational Design, Development, and Distribution (CED3). The CED3 director also serves as the deputy Director of the Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC).
CED3 empowers faculty to successfully utilize technologies and the broad application of smart teaching practices. In collaboration with faculty, CED3 supports rich, relevant, and unique experiential learning environments—incorporating simulations, scenarios and high quality video production. Course development is ongoing and iterative; faculty in conjunction with CED3 experts develop and integrate relevant emerging educational technologies in support of learning outcomes. Additionally, CED3 provides administrative, logistical, marketing and communications support for distance learning programs.
The Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) of the Naval Postgraduate School was recently created to help unify teams across campus in support of quality, forward-thinking, and innovation in teaching and learning. TLC leads the strategic development of innovation in support of collaborative and synergistic teaching, learning, and educational research at NPS.
The director must be conversant in emerging technologies and their potential for strengthening graduate education. This includes leading efforts to integrate a wide range of educational theories and practices that enhance learning experiences of students in the residential and distance learning academic programs. Primary duties are:
Serve as the deputy Director for the AP-GE, coordinating events and projects with the TLC advisory group.
Promote awareness of teaching and learning best practices that provide impactful and cohesive experiences.
Pursue externally funded educational research projects.
Be an active member of the network of professional educators at NPS, and within the DoD, industry, higher education.
Collaborate with faculty, chairs, deans, and other NPS leadership to determine future educational requirements.
Enhance and showcase the educational accomplishments of the NPS faculty.
Directing projects to develop and design teaching and outreach materials.
Supervise CED3’s GS employees, including the Contracting Officers Representative (COR) who has oversight responsibilities of contracts for logistical support of distance learning programs, and contracts that provide services for instructional design and media development.
Oversee contractors who provide faculty with instruction design, development, and marketing services for program and learning materials.
Oversee logistical support for NPS distance learning students.
Manage assigned resources, such as budget, manpower, and physical facilities.
Successful candidates will have an advanced degree or experience in relevant fields such as: learning and cognitive sciences, educational leadership, educational technology, or related degrees. Required competencies include demonstrated expertise in motivational and organizational leadership, innovative strategic thinking, and the use of educational technology. Highly desired experiences include successful teaching in higher education, leading and developing teams, managing complex projects, and facilitating faculty discussion. A completed Master’s degree is required (Ph.D. is preferred). U.S. citizenship is also required.
Salary is highly competitive at the AD 9 level (commensurate with qualifications and experience ranging from $150-$174K, equivalent to GS 14/15). Relocation or recruitment incentive may be authorized. Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS. Monterey is a short drive south from the San Francisco Bay Area and is ideally situated along the spectacular central California coast.
Applications are accepted until October 23, 2018. Your letter of intent should also include your vision to advance learning in higher education, c.v., and three letters of recommendation. The complete application package must be submitted electronically to:
HR: Willamina Strupat, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc...)
This announcement is open until October 23th, 2018, and the candidate is expected to start in December 2018.
Internal Number: CED3 Director -revised
About Naval Postgraduate School
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.