Program Director - MS in Accounting
Northfield, VT 
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Program Director - MS in Accounting

About Norwich University:

Founded in 1819, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). Today we are a diversified academic institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificates to adult learners online and to Corps and civilian lifestyle students on campus.

We are located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, only 20 minutes from the state capital, Montpelier, and three hours from Boston or Montreal.

Our excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, group life, and disability insurances, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, an employee assistance program, paid time off, use of the University pool and fitness center, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members. Some employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program on their Federal Student Aid Direct Loan balance.

Job Description:

Norwich University's College of Graduate & Continuing Studies (CGCS) seeks an academic Program Director for its new Master of Science in Accounting degree program. The program will be delivered fully online (via the Moodle learning management system) and is intended to serve a student population of older adults who are already in the workplace and who are seeking either career change or career advancement.

The Program Director will have overall responsibility for the content, quality, assessment, and continuous improvement of the accounting program. The Program Director will:

Oversee the development and revision of courses in both programs;
Hire and supervise a cadre of adjunct instructors to teach the programs' courses;
Hire and supervise course developers,
Conduct assessment of program-level learning outcomes and use the results to improve the programs and related courses;
Seek out and manage experiential learning opportunities for students in the capstone phases of both programs;
Collaborate with faculty in other Norwich Colleges to ensure alignment with on-campus residential programs in related disciplines and to provide all Norwich students with a robust virtual data laboratory experience.

This is a full-time position located in Northfield, Vermont.

The Program Director will report to the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, CGCS.

The Program Director will be supported by CGCS's Academic Operations Team as well as by other units within the College, including Recruitment/Admissions, Student Advising, and Academic Computing & Instructional Technology.


Earned doctorate in Accounting or related field required; CPA preferred
Minimum two years of post-secondary teaching experience required (preference will be given to candidates with experience in online teaching and learning);
Experience in public- or private-sector accounting preferred;
Experience in program management (including non-academic) preferred;
Eligibility to be appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor/Non-Tenure Track as a Norwich University Professional & Administrative faculty member.

Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.

All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

Application Instructions:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and Norwich application.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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