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Graduate Faculty and Coordinator of Doctoral Studies

Southern Wesleyan University
South Carolina, United States
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 22, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Graduate Faculty and Coordinator of Doctoral Studies in Curriculum and Assessment oversees the provision of services for the School of Education Doctorate program. Under the direction of the Dean School of Education, the Coordinator provides leadership and oversight in administration of the Doctoral program in Curriculum and Assessment, serves as CAEP point person for the degree, and coordinates the collection of data and the preparation of all reports for various accrediting and federal agencies for the degree. The Coordinator will also have teaching responsibilities in graduate programs.

This is a 12-month tenure-track position available January 2020. The position reports directly to the Dean of the School of Education. Offices are on the Central, SC campus of Southern Wesleyan University.  The duties are listed below, but it is expected that some of the data collection and initial report preparation will be delegated to the Data Specialist.




In consultation with the Dean School of Education:

  • Coordinates the ongoing training and development of doctorate faculty as needed.
  • Works with the adjunct and full time faculty in the development of new curriculum for both online component and the summer residency formats.
  • Works collaboratively with and be an accessible resource for faculty, prospective students, candi-dates, and other constituency groups (e.g.: recruiting and marketing)
  • Manages and delivers professional development for adjunct faculty pertinent to the School of Education in assessment and CAEP matters.
  • Assists in the evaluation of fulltime and affiliate EDD graduate faculty.
  • Provides academic mentorship and advisement to candidates.
  • Contributes to fulltime and adjunct faculty recruitment and evaluation.



In consultation with the Dean School of Education:

  • Assists in the oversight of EDD course scheduling.
  • Develops and assists faculty in designing new EDD program and course curriculum.
  • Assists in preparation of materials for the college catalog and other publications regarding instruction.
  • Complete an annual program review of educational effectiveness and develop annual program goals.


In consultation with the Dean School of Education:

  • Developing and updating Planning and Assessment for EDD program and unit areas.
  • Developing and analyzing Learning Outcomes for EDD.
  • Lead internal and external program reviews, unit effectiveness process, accreditation, and other assessment activities related to EDD.
  • Work to coordinate student retention efforts.
  • Coordinates and tracks all graduate requirements and activities for the EDD candidates.
  • Oversees all dissertation committee activities.


  • Teaches in graduate Education setting online and on the main campus.
  • Leads the summer residency requirement for the Doctor in Education degree.


  1. Academic. An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in Education (preferably curriculum and assessment with skills and background in quantitative and qualitative research) is required. Exemplary record of teaching and scholarship within higher education. Record of significant academic administrative achievement including experience with CAEP and Specialize Professional Area reports as well as other required reports.
  2. Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations. To view the university’s profile, visit About SWU.
  3. Technology. SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and familiar with the use of technology within the academic environment including distance learning and learning management systems, web-based programs, and PC applications, including all Microsoft Office applications.


Before You Apply

Applicants should be prepared to provide written responses, as follows:

  • Personal Christian testimony
  • Personal ministry, church involvement or spiritual growth
  • Approach to teaching
  • Integration of faith and learning in your teaching

In addition to completion of the online application, be prepared to provide the following digital documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Letters of reference (2 professional)
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