Adjunct, DBA Dissertation Research Methodologist, Online

South University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 26, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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South University seeks adjunct faculty who are experienced Research Methodologists to fill dissertation chair and committee member positions in our DBA program. The faculty will report to the Assistant Director for the DBA, serving as dissertation chairs or committee members responsible for mentoring the student through the research process, reading drafts, and providing feedback in a timely manner. Specifically, faculty will be required to chair or serve as second or third members on dissertation committees as methodologists/research design experts. Depending on student enrollment, the faculty may be invited to instruct content courses or to instruct research methodology courses they are credentialed to teach. This is a virtual/remote position.


  • Doctorate in Organizational Behavior, Leadership or related Social Science field from an accredited institution required

  • Experience serving as research methodologist on doctoral committees within last 4 years preferred

  • Strong research methodology background in quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods in research

  • Proficient in APA -

  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment; supervising student research at the graduate level

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills with high level of responsiveness

  • Experience in higher education online instruction

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and electronic communications


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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