Overview

Creighton University’s Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership seeks candidates from a scholarly field appropriate to an interdisciplinary program to join the program in an affiliate (special faculty) role: the Dissertation Faculty Member. Dissertation Faculty Members teach a proposal construction class, then mentor a small group (4-6) of students through the process of completing their dissertations. Training will begin in the late Fall for a Spring 2019 offering of our online proposal construction class. After this 8-week course concludes, Dissertation Chairs will continue to guide students (remotely) through the proposal and final defense stages of the applied Dissertation-In-Practice degree, a process that takes about a year. Compensation is provided at various bench marks in the process. Affiliate faculty members with our program have free access to a formal Creighton email address, our library system, and various software (such as Qualtrics and Zoom). Furthermore, affiliate faculty (including Dissertation Chairs) will be able to participate in the Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership’s faculty development program, focused on providing mentoring on teaching, research, and service. Applications will be accepted immediately for our Spring 2019 offering of the proposal construction course.

Candidates should submit the following:

  • Application form.
  • Cover letter (2-page maximum) Should address the applicant’s qualifications and backgrounds in each of the ideal & preferred areas listed in the job description.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Transcripts (as described in the College Application; copies are acceptable for the interview; originals will be requested before formal offer can be made).
  • Two letters of recommendation (these should speak to the candidate’s teaching and research mentoring ability).
  • Teaching philosophy (3-page maximum): To include considerations of adult learning and online teaching as well as information about student teaching evaluations the candidate may have received. Work with students on research, especially experience with supervising master’s theses or dissertations, should be described here.
  • Research statement (3-page maximum): To include a discussion of the applicant’s methodological skills, preferences, and research achievements (presentations and publications) as well as a discussion of future research directions. Candidates with grant writing experience should discuss this.

Applicants will be reviewed using a two-stage process. First, the search committee will review submitted dossiers. Second, promising candidates will be interviewed by phone. After the second stage, decisions on our initial pool of six to eight dissertation faculty members will be made. This process will occur in August and September of 2018 (with subsequent reviews for future pools made as needed). Candidates will be notified of the search committee’s decisions by mid-October of 2018.

Any questions should be directed to the chairs of the search committee: Dr. James R. Martin Jr. ( JimMartin@creighton.edu) and Dr. Debra Ford ( DebraFord@creighton.edu).

Qualifications

The Ideal candidate will demonstrate these qualifications:

  • A PhD or EdD in a discipline appropriate for an interdisciplinary program with a social science focus.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with teaching social science research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods approaches.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with graduate level teaching.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with teaching online.
  • A credible trajectory in research, scholarship, and academic publications.
  • Experience in directing or chairing master’s theses or doctoral level dissertations.

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of, and experience with leadership theories preferred.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with applied/action research preferred.
  • Knowledge of, or familiarity with the mission of Creighton University as a Catholic, Jesuit university preferred.
  • Knowledge of, or familiarity with APA style preferred.

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