Saturday, February 05, 2005

(F) Job Position in Military History

From Prof. Reina Pennington, Dept. of History, Norwich University

Hi all. Norwich is starting an online MA program in Military History (MMH), and we need a director to run it. We hope to do preliminary interviews at SMH. It's a short deadline, since we need someone who can be here by July if at all possible. (We will also be looking for course developers and online instructors.)

Norwich has several other very successful online master's programs. The MMH would join our MA in Diplomacy (political science-based) and a Center for the Study of War and Peace. The actual courses are just now being developed, so there is room for the new director to put a personal stamp on it.

Please pass along the announcement below.

Reina Pennington, PhD
Studies in War and Peace Program Coordinator
Department of History, Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive, Northfield VT 05663
(802) 485-2365 - Office
(802) 485-2252 - Fax
e-mail: or

Position: Program Director
Institution: Norwich University
Location: Vermont
Application deadline: 3/15/2005

Employment Opportunity: Program Director, Master of Arts in Military History

Norwich University seeks an outstanding scholar/administrator to serve as director of its new online program offering a Master of Arts in Military History (MMH). We are looking for a director at the Associate or Full Professor level who is a recognized scholar in military history. The directorship is a 12-month position, and is a tenure-track slot with half-time teaching responsibilities in the Department of History. We are particularly interested in applicants with fields in 19th century American military history (to balance undergraduate teaching needs), but will consider all qualified candidates. The MMH program will be a broad-ranging program covering a variety of fields in military history.

Qualifications: PhD in history from an accredited institution. Demonstrated commitment to the field of military history evident in teaching, publication, research, and conference participation. Evidence of success in teaching and advising students. Experience in administration and on-line programs is a plus, but Norwich has a strong support structure and will train the right person. Collegial on-line writing style; after curriculum and instructor management, the Director's most important role is as a communicator with a constant presence. Ability to work congenially with staff, students, and colleagues.

Administrative responsibilities: Develop and maintain curriculum. Recruit, hire, orient, train, and manage qualified instructors. Organize academic events for the annual residency. Be a leader; creatively manage staff, students, and instructors.

See for general program information. Contact Ellalou Zirblis if you would like detailed information on the MMH program and a complete administrative job description.

Start date: July 1, 2005.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Norwich is sponsoring a reception to announce this new program at the Society for Military History annual conference in Charleston, SC (24-26 Feb 2005) and will conduct initial interviews at that conference. Applications will be accepted until March 15th. The position will remain open until filled.

Please send a letter of application referring specifically to this search, a CV, one sample of published scholarship, and the names and addresses of three to five references who may be contacted by the search committee. Additional application materials may be requested at a later date. Application materials should be sent to:

Military History Program Director Search
Human Resources
Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, Vermont 05663

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Norwich offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, a retirement annuity plan, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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