Adjunct Faculty- DBA Dissertation Chair, Business - Saint Leo University in Saint Leo Florida

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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

United States

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Detailed Job Description


School of Business

Saint Leo University is seeking dynamic individuals to become part of our Graduate School team as Adjunct Dissertation Chairs working with doctoral candidates in the School of Business.

Chairs and committee members are responsible for: (a) supporting university-wide academic quality requirements of the doctoral programs at Saint Leo through the detailed review and substantive feedback of dissertation milestone documents; (b) supporting the implementation of university-wide research policies, procedures, and processes; and © providing research assistance, guidance, and support for Doctoral Candidates, and Saint Leo leadership and staff.

Essential Job Functions, General
•Providing clear guidance to candidates to support doctoral program progress and successful completion;
•Providing critical feedback on dissertation milestone drafts to include topic tenability, and quality of problem, purpose, questions, methods, design, analytics, interpretation, and scholarly writing;
•Participating in the doctoral defense of doctoral candidates;
•Promoting a graduate culture of scholarship, teaching, service, and practice;
•Completing all required professional development activities as defined in the Faculty Handbook;
•Participating in relevant university-wide training
•Performing other duties relative to the goals of the Graduate School at the discretion of the Graduate School Dean and/or assigned Director
•Communicating frequently with doctoral candidates;
•Setting and managing time-bound goals with doctoral candidates;
•Assisting doctoral candidates in understanding how to modify their dissertation milestone documents based on formal academic review feedback;
•Assisting doctoral candidates with navigating the overarching dissertation process;
•Manage communication among committee members, serving as the one point of contact for the Candidate.
•Providing timely and substantive feedback within allotted time frame via the university’s tracking and monitoring systems
•Engages in discussion with the Dissertation Chair, and if directed with the Doctoral Candidate, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Knowledge and skill in the innovative use of instructional technology
•Knowledge and skill in use of the latest versions of Microsoft Office products, including word processing tools such as insert comments, track changes and compare documents.
•Knowledge and skill in use of the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (writing style and format guidelines)
•Knowledge and skill in time management
•Ability to have scheduling flexibility in order to attend meetings, defenses, and trainings with multiple individuals in different time zones
•Skill in oral and written communication
•Skill in working with adult learners and commitment to online education (instruction and delivery)
•Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
•Knowledge of academic and business workings of a higher education institution.
•Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax, copier, phone system.
•Ability to communicate clearly to a variety of constituents.

Maintain IRB required human subject’s research certification.

Appointments for upcoming terms.

Applications processed upon receipt of all official transcripts, while the posting is active.

Basic Function:

The Adjunct Dissertation Chair will be responsible for guiding doctoral candidates in the School of Business through their doctoral dissertation research. This position requires intensive interaction, a high level of engagement, and tailored methodological guidance with doctoral students. Chairs must be comfortable providing substantive, frequent critical feedback on dissertation drafts including the tenability of a topic, methods, design, and academic writing. Communicate on a consistent basis with the student to discuss the progress of the Dissertation and be available for student meetings as needed. This communication will be scheduled as part of the required 12 semester hours of Dissertation coursework (DBA 780-783). Chairs must be adept at setting and managing time-bound goals with the candidate. Provide timely feedback on student submissions. Reasonable turnaround is no longer than 14 days including weekends and holidays. If Chair is on vacation, student should be notified that turnaround may be longer; however, planned vacations should be communicated with student to provide him/her the opportunity to schedule manuscript submissions based on this information.Chairs should be able to demonstrate their ability to guide students toward successful completion of their doctoral dissertations through proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methods and designs.

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

A Doctorate degree in . The degree must be from a regionally accredited institution.

A Master’s degree in from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Doctorate degree (Ph.D, DBA, DM) in Business. The degree must be from a regionally accredited institution.


Preferred Qualifications:

Earned doctoral degree,(PhD, DBA, DM), with a focus in business, from a regionally accredited institution as evidenced by official transcripts.

7-10 years teaching experience
Demonstrated effective practical or academic teaching and/or dissertation committee experience at a regionally accredited institution

Demonstrated record of research, scholarly publications, or a clear indication of potential for success in these areas required.

Proficiency with personal computer equipment and applications is required

Demonstrated record of working effectively with diverse adult learner populations functions

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Employment Type:Faculty
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Level of Job: Department Chair
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Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
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