Leader in Residence

New London, Connecticut
$70,000-$160,000 Depending on Experience
Oct 02, 2017
Institution Type
Specialized Institutions

Announcement #:  2375
Opening Date:  28 September 2017                  Pay Plan/Series/Pay Band: NF-1720-05
Closing Date:   19 October 2017                       Work Schedule: Temp Full Time
                                                                           Possibility of Becoming Permanent
Position: Leader in Residence                          Salary: $70,000-$160,000
Who May Apply: All Sources                             Location:  New London, CT
                                                                  USCG Academy James Loy Institute for Leadership

The Admiral James M. Loy Institute for Leadership (IFL) seeks a uniquely qualified individual for the position of Leader in Residence (LinR).  The U. S. Coast Guard Academy (CGA) is one of the top ten academic experiences in America, and one of the five federal service academies.  Located in New London, Connecticut, the CGA’s mission is to produce leaders of character for service to the nation.  The IFL both enables and complements leader development programs at CGA. It works to achieve its mission of developing leaders of character through active engagement with the Corps of Cadets, academic support and research.


* There is flexibility in work schedule for the right candidate.*

The Leader In Residence (LinR) is dedicated to building and managing a leader development system, serving as a leadership consultant and liaison to the Academy faculty, staff and cadets under the direction of the Loy IFL Director.  This role will work to cultivate and steward excellence in leader development programs in accordance with the CGA’s Guide to Officer and Leader Development (GOLD) philosophy and the CGA Leader Development Program (CGALDP).  Additionally, the position plays a central role in supporting and promoting the IFL’s strategic theme of National Prominence in leader development.  Research and scholarship leading to published articles in practitioner journals and social media are expected activities.  The candidate will be expected to leverage his/her professional network and knowledge of best practices at the other four service academies, other higher education institutions and the private sector.  He/she will be a visible role model and mentor for CGA faculty, staff, coaches and cadets.

Position Responsibilities:

  • LEADERSHIP MENTORING;  Mentoring and advising the CGA staff, faculty, coaches and cadets on curricular development in the areas of leadership studies, through development of training programs, research and analysis, and program assessment.  Seeking out enrichment opportunities for all CGA leadership stakeholders.
  • TEACHING:  Teaching (up to six credit hours per semester) in the area of leadership, organizational behavior, or related subjects.
  • RESEARCH:  Conducting research in leadership development and publication of resultant scholarly articles under the auspices of the Loy IFL



  • Four or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in a higher education organization with demonstrated teaching experience. 
  • DBA, PhD or EdD in an academic discipline applicable to leadership studies
  • Demonstrated business acumen, leadership, writing and organizational skills. 
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, including a gift for public speaking, capacity to listen, ability to interface with staff and cadets in a collaborative manner, ability to initiate and maintain relationships with stakeholders. 
  • Exceptional integrity, mature judgment, and service-driven. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel.


  • Qualification as a “scholarly academic” in accordance with AACSB accreditation standards
  • Understanding and appreciation of the unique culture and missions of the USCG
  • Three or more years of post doctoral research experience or equivalent professional experience outside of academia in industry or management consulting
  • Proven skill set with research, data collection, and assessment
  • Successful experience in leadership roles
  • Positive record of undergraduate teaching, mentoring and teamwork.



  • Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer as the Standard method of payment for payroll and travel purposes.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless covered by an exemption under the Selective Service Law, in accordance with 5 U.S. Code 3378.  Selectee will be required to provide a written statement regarding his registration status, unless he is exempted by this statute.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a Federal Background check