Online Adjunct Faculty Dissertation Chair - Community Care & Counseling

Liberty University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic 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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Online Adjunct Faculty Dissertation Chair - Community Care & Counseling

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Job Summary/Basic Function

This position involves chairing dissertations for doctoral candidates enrolled in the Department of Community Care & Counseling’s Doctor of Education Program. Chairs will supervise candidates conducting dissertation research that is theoretically grounded and methodologically sound and will make a contribution to the discipline. Chairs are required to review candidates’ manuscripts within 2 weeks, provide substantive and formative feedback, and ensure candidates comply with dissertation handbook policies and procedures. Chairs will respond to student email within 36 hours, and participate in ongoing professional development and self-evaluation as requested by the department.

Minimum Qualifications

• Applicant must have an Ed.D., Psy. D., or Ph.D. in Counseling/Psychology, Pastoral/Ministry or a related field.
• Degree must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
• Must have completed a traditional qualitative or quantitative dissertation.
• Full doctrinal compatibility with Liberty University
• Must demonstrate experience in qualitative or quantitative research methods in the field or discipline
• 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 research 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.

Work Hours

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
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Career Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Pastoral Reference Letter
  6. Academic/Professional Reference Letter 1
  7. Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2
  8. Unofficial Transcript 1
  9. Unofficial Transcript 2
  10. Unofficial Transcript 3
  11. Other Document
  12. Professional License(s)
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