The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) seeks to fill the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science (GSEAS). This is a federal government position in the excepted service. The expected length of the appointment is three years. Deans may be reappointed for subsequent, three-year terms.
Located on the scenic Monterey Peninsula, NPS is a graduate and research-intensive university offering master’s and doctoral degrees in the applied sciences, engineering, operational and information sciences, defense management, and international and security studies. Students include military officers from all U.S. armed services, civilian employees of the Departments of the Navy and Defense (DoN/DoD), and military officers from about 40 nations. NPS faculty have made fundamental contributions to national security through basic and applied research in traditional academic disciplines and in nontraditional and interdisciplinary areas uniquely designed to serve the defense and national security of the U.S. and its allies. NPS is a trusted source of expert advice to the DoN/DoD and other parts of the federal government. NPS partners with industry, national laboratories, and other universities to conduct basic and applied research (classified and unclassified) to support the technology development goals of the DoN/DoD.
NPS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), ABET, NASPAA, and AACSB. NPS is located just south of Silicon Valley and in close proximity to several universities and research institutions. Further information about NPS can be found on the school’s web page:
NPS is unique in that it is one of the few graduate universities in the DoN/DoD that does STEM education and research . NPS students are usually mid-career military officers who bring real-world defense problems for research focus, as well as their strong motivation and intense work ethic. Within GSEAS students perform research associated with the following departments and academic groups: Applied Mathematics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physics, Systems Engineering, Space Systems, and Undersea Warfare. Their research is directly relevant to the DoN/DoD. NPS has long-lived research programs such as the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education (CRUSER) (https://nps.edu/web/cruser) and the Center for Additive Manufacturing . NPS responds to the evolving needs of the DoN/DoD by standing up research units, such as the recently formed Consortium for Intelligent Systems Education and Research (CISER) (https://nps.edu/web/ciser) and the Naval Warfare Studies Institute (NWSI)
The Dean of GSEAS is the senior academic administrator of the school and supervises the department and group chairs, the associate deans, and the dean's staff. The Dean has executive authority over programs, personnel, facilities, policy, and budget in their school and leads the academic enterprise at the program, department, school, and campus levels. The Dean may provide significant external services to the DoN/DoD activities and professional organizations.
Other areas of emphasis for the successful candidate potentially include:
Leading efforts to promote GSEAS curricula within the DoN/DoD to increase the number of students enrolled at the school;
Leading efforts to ensure widespread knowledge of GSEAS capabilities to educate the future military and civilian leaders of the Navy and other services, Government agencies, and international allies.
Doctoral or terminal degree in a discipline relevant to GSEAS,
Extensive experience (typically 6 years or more) in academic management positions (e.g., department chair, associate dean) in one or more accredited institutions of higher education,
Significant accomplishments in education, research, and/or service commensurate with appointment as a tenured faculty in the school, typically at Professor rank,
A master’s degree or higher in a discipline relevant to the school combined with significant leadership experience gained as a senior military officer (i.e., O-6 or higher), or as a senior manager at the department/division head level in a university or other large and diverse organization such as a national laboratory. (Non-tenure track position).
Must be a U.S. citizen,
Must currently hold or be eligible for a Secret clearance.
Other highly desired (but not necessarily required) qualifications for this position include:
Significant experience in government and/or in the DoN/DoD,
Knowledge of the inner workings of the DoN/DoD,
Currently hold or be eligible for a TS/SCI clearance.
Submission of Application: Please submit a letter of interest including a discussion of goals as GSEAS Dean at NPS, a curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for at least three references. External, academic candidates should also indicate whether they expect tenure in a GSEAS academic unit as a condition of employment. Send all documents by email to Prof. Frank Giraldo, Chair, GSEAS Dean Search Committee at [email protected] Deadline for receipt of complete application packages is January 15, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The start date for the position is negotiable, however, ideally would be before July 15, 2021.
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience while tied to the federal government compensation policies for the position and location and is expected to be at the NPS excepted service salary cap. The incumbent is required to file an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. 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.
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, Veterans preference is treated as a positive merit factor for US government, civilian positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to NPS positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.
Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.
Internal Number: 700-01
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.