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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.
Online Adjunct Faculty Dissertation Chair - Community Care &
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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
• 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
• 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.
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.
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
member. If you have any questions regarding this posting, please
contact the Faculty Hiring Office at
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
- Career Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)
- Teaching Philosophy
- Pastoral Reference Letter
- Academic/Professional Reference Letter 1
- Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2
- Unofficial Transcript 1
- Unofficial Transcript 2
- Unofficial Transcript 3
- Other Document
- Professional License(s)
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).