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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.
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
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.
• 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
• 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.
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.
Because this is an online position, the work hours will vary
throughout the week.
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
If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact
the Faculty Hiring Office at FacultyHiring@liberty.edu.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy
- Unofficial Transcript 1
- Unofficial Transcript 2
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
- Career Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)
- Pastoral Reference Letter
- Academic/Professional Reference Letter 1
- Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2
- Unofficial Transcript 3
- Other Document
- Professional License(s)
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- What is your highest completed/conferred degree?