Adjunct Dissertation Chair Professor

Lynchburg, Virginia, United States

Job description

Posting Number: A00123P


Liberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. Liberty University is in that category.

Does this position require driving?: No

Job Summary/Basic Function

This position involves chairing dissertations for doctoral candidates enrolled in the School of Education’s Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration. Chairs will supervise candidates conducting dissertation research that is theoretically grounded and methodologically sound and will make a contribution to the discipline. Chairs are required to review candidates’ manuscripts within 2 weeks, provide substantive and formative feedback, and ensure candidates comply with dissertation handbook policies and procedures. Chairs will respond to student email within 36 hours, and participate in ongoing professional development and self-evaluation as requested by the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicant must have a PhD or EdD in Education or a related field.

o Degree must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

o Must have completed a traditional qualitative or quantitative dissertation.

  • Full doctrinal compatibility with Liberty University.
  • Must demonstrate experience in qualitative or quantitative research methods in the field of education (PK-12 or Higher Education)
  • Superior interpersonal, customer service, presentation, and communication skills required.
  • Creative, innovative, and problem solving skills required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Blackboard, and the Internet.
  • Applications for consideration will only be accepted via Liberty University’s online automated application process.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with an established record of research evidenced by intellectual and professional contributions to the field through peer-reviewed publication and conference presentations. Preference will be given to candidates with research mentorship experience and experience teaching research methods using online learning platforms (e.g., Blackboard). Candidates must work well with others and be able to work at a pace that will not delay the progress of a dissertation candidate toward timely completion of the doctoral degree.

Work Hours

Because this is an online position, the work hours will vary throughout the week.

How to apply

Apply online

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