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Dissertation Committee Member for Doctor of Public Administration (Remote)

California Baptist University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Political Science & International Relations, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title Dissertation Committee Member for Doctor of Public Administration (Remote) Position Summary
California Baptist University, an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention, invites applications for the following Remote/Online position: Dissertation Committee Member within the degree program, Doctor of Public Administration ( DPA ), in the Division of Online and Professional Studies. Candidates must embrace the mission of California Baptist University and evidence a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence in teaching, scholarship and service through the integration of the Christian faith and learning.

The mission of the Division of Online and Professional Studies is to respond to the non-traditional student that balances professional and family responsibilities while advancing their education through market driven degree and non-degree academic programs utilizing the latest technologies in distance education through faculty who are committed to student’s academic, professional, and spiritual success.

The online Doctor of Public Administration degree program is designed to take students through a journey that embraces personal, professional, and spiritual transformation. Students graduating from the program will be equipped to address issues in a global context, with the ethical standards of a Christian heritage. In addition, students will leave the program with the capacity to self-reflect, think critically, lead and engage others, and make effective decisions.

The Department of History and Government in the Division of Online and Professional Studies at CBU is seeking several qualified committee members to serve on dissertation committees as chair and/or reader for the Doctor of Public Administration program (Online).

Position Qualifications:

  • Accredited Doctoral degree in areas of social science. Public Administration preferred.,
  • Evidence of scholarship or mentoring of graduate students on theses or dissertations (preferred).
  • Experience chairing dissertation students in the social sciences.
  • Commitment to academic excellence and working with diverse adult students.

Principal Duties:

  • Serve as chair or committee member and support students in the development of their dissertation in the field of public administration.
  • Review the dissertation studies providing feedback on the content of the dissertation chapters.
  • Prepare the dissertation students for the oral dissertation defense (Chair only)
  • Attend the virtual dissertation defense
  • Coaching students to develop the IRB applications and approve applications prior to submitting the document (Chair only)
  • Adhere to expectations and guidelines determined by the department.


$1100.00 for chair payable upon defense
$550.00 per committee member payable upon defense

Teaching Responsibilities
Opportunities to teach Doctoral, Master’s, and/or Bachelor’s level courses in Public Administration may also be an option if/when teaching needs arise. Nondiscrimination Statement

State and Federal law permit California Baptist University to discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to either State or Federal law.

Quick Link to Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a Christian?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you attend church regularly?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If no, please explain (required):

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with the fundamental doctrines and practices of the California Southern Baptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message dated June 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)
    • Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)
    • No (I am in conflict or not familiar)
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Christian Experience Essay
Optional Documents

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