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Adjunct EDD Dissertation Chair and Committee Member

Employer
Abilene Christian University
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time
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  1. Basic Responsibilities:
  1. Provide high quality instruction, direction and mentorship for assigned students throughout all phases of the dissertation process.
  2. In Chair role, manage and supervise the committee members and methodologists of assigned students.

 Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provide high quality instruction, direction and mentorship for assigned students throughout all phases of the dissertation process.
  2. Provide timely and supportive mentoring throughout the student’s process of developing, researching, writing, and revising the dissertation.
  3. Direct and instruct the student with the goal of producing high-quality research.
  4. Participate in the Defense process of a student’s Prospectus. Offer timely and constructive feedback to facilitate revisions towards a successful Dissertation process/project.
  5. Participate in the Defense process of a student’s Dissertation. Offer timely and constructive feedback to facilitate revisions towards a final and thorough defense.
  6. Collaborate with the student’s full committee. Committee members: be willing to follow the lead of the dissertation committee chair regarding interaction with the student.
  7. Comply with all pertinent policies and procedures outlined in Abilene Christian University’s Dissertation Handbook, Faculty Guidelines, and those specified by ACU’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

 

  1. In Chair role, manage and supervise the committee members and methodologists of assigned students.
  2. Facilitate the successful completion of all IRB protocols. Ensure that own IRB training is current and meets university and research requirements.
  3. Guide the student through the development of the Problem of Practice, Concept Proposal, the Prospectus, and the completed dissertation manuscript. Advise the student regarding necessary changes to the dissertation content and research.
  4. Supervise the completion of data collection. Advise the student regarding necessary changes to collection methods and/or processes.
  5. Provide feedback to Manager of Dissertation and Projects regarding any student and/or committee member challenges, issues, or problems.
  6. Make recommendations to students regarding the utilization of university resources, as needed.
  •   Professional Development Requirements:

 

  1. Skills
  2. Attention to detail.
  3. Time management skills.
  4. Maintain confidentiality.
  5. Computer proficiency.
  6. Excellent verbal communication, written communication, and interpersonal abilities.
  7. Excellent mentorship and high support to students while maintaining academic standards at the doctoral level.
  8. Ability to collaborate or work independently as the situation requires.

 

  1. Training Modules Required
  2. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access
  3. Google Calendar, Mail, Sheets and Docs
  4. Canvas (on-Line Learning Platform)

 

Qualifications:

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of Churches of Christ.  This position requires the employee to be a professing Christian and to be willing to support the Christian mission of ACU.

 

  1. Professional
  2. Doctorate degree from an accredited institution in Education, Leadership, or related fields [e.g. Conflict Resolution, Higher Ed, K-12 Administration, Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Pastoral Leadership, etc.].
  3. A minimum of three years of post-doctorate experience in higher education.
  4. Prior experience as a supervisor/mentor overseeing doctoral students.
  5. Experience in research design/methodology.
  6. Evidence of quality research completed in the last ten years [e.g. publications in peer reviewed journals, conference presentations, program evaluation reports, etc.].
  7. Online instructional experience and working in a virtual team environment preferred.
  8. Service as dissertation chair or co-chair for students who have successfully completed their dissertations, preferred.
  9. Computer literate in software and internet-based applications.

 

  1. Personal
  2. Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  3. Ability to view and manage role and responsibilities in relation to larger mission, goals and perspective of the University.
  4. Collaborative nature, with the ability to build consensus.
  5. Outstanding organizational and project management skills.
  6. Self-motivated and solves problems, asking for input and initiating solutions as appropriate and reasonable.
  7. Capacity to quickly learn new software applications.
  8. Willingness to receive additional training and/or faculty mentoring.

 

  1. Physical Demands:

 

  1. Majority of work is performed in front of a computer and on the telephone; must have ability to use the computer and remain stationary for long periods of time.
  2. Manage conversations in person, online and by telephone.
  3. Work well under pressure and manage stress well.
  4. Communicate clearly: speak, read, write, and hear clearly to perform essential functions.
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