Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods Expert

Liberty University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 22, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Teacher Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Full Time
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Adjunct Faculty


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.

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Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods Expert

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Job Summary/Basic Function

Primary responsibilities include serving as a methodologist on numerous dissertation committees, reviewing dissertation manuscripts, and providing feedback specific to the research methods, either qualitative or quantitative. Faculty member will help prepare doctoral students to conduct qualitative or quantitative dissertation research that is methodologically sound. Secondary responsibilities may include teaching either qualitative or quantitative research methods courses (educational research, qualitative or quantitative research design, statistics/data analysis) in the School of Education EdD or PhD programs using the Blackboard online learning platform. 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 a PhD or EdD in Education. 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 expertise in either qualitative or quantitative research methods 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, 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 dissertation/thesis 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.

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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 FacultyHiring@liberty.edu.


Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
  4. Unofficial Transcript 2
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. Career Mobility Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)
  6. Pastoral Reference Letter
  7. Academic/Professional Reference Letter 1
  8. Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2
  9. Unofficial Transcript 3
  10. Other Document
  11. Professional License(s)
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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

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