Applied Research Methods Expert

Virginia, United States
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Mar 22, 2021
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Full Time
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Adjunct Faculty


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Applied Research Methods Expert

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Job Summary/Basic Function

Primary responsibilities include serving as a mentor for numerous doctoral candidates, reviewing capstone project manuscripts, and providing feedback specific to applied research methods. The faculty mentor will help doctoral students complete capstone projects that are methodologically sound.
Secondary responsibilities may include teaching applied research methods courses for the School of Education. The faculty member is required to complete grading within five days, respond to student emails within 36 hours, check into courses a minimum of every 48 hours, and complete ongoing professional development.

Minimum Qualifications

• Applicant must have an EdD or PhD in Education.
o Degree must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
• Full doctrinal compatibility with Liberty University.
• Must demonstrate expertise in applied research, program evaluation, or mixed methods research in the field of education (PK-12 or Higher Education), to include published research in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations.
• Superior interpersonal, customer service, presentation, and communication skills required.
• Creative, innovative, and problem-solving skills required.
• Proficiency in MS Office, Canvas, 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 capstone, dissertation, or thesis mentorship experience and experience teaching research methods using online learning platforms (e.g., Canvas). Candidates must work well with others and be able to work at a pace that will not delay the progress of a doctoral candidate toward timely completion of the doctoral degree.

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

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Special Instructions for Applicants

Please note that while unofficial transcripts are required during this stage of the application process, official transcripts for all conferred degrees (excluding Associate’s degrees) will be required should the department select you for an interview.

In the references section of the application, please submit the names of two professional references and one pastoral reference. Your pastoral reference must be from your current church pastor, or someone within a leadership position within your current church. The pastoral reference cannot be an immediate or extended family member.

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact the Faculty Hiring Office at

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
  4. Unofficial Transcript 2
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Pastoral Reference Letter
  4. Academic/Professional Reference Letter 1
  5. Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2
  6. Unofficial Transcript 3
  7. Other Document
  8. Professional License(s)
  9. Letter of Recommendation
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is your highest completed/conferred degree?
    • Masters
    • Doctorate

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