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Dissertation Director EdD in Administration and Leadership
Southern Nazarene Univesity
Location: Bethany, Oklahoma
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Faculty Careers - Education
Generous benefit structure including family health insurance plan (shared cost), long term disability, dental insurance, group life insurance, retirement matching, tuition remission, vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays.
Internal Number: 06142022_1
Dissertation Director EdD in Administration and Leadership Full Time / Salary / Exempt
Hours as necessitated by dissertation director responsibilities, office hours, and other duties as assigned.
Onsite Bethany Campus
Program Director for EdD in Administration and Leadership
Graduate Studies in Education and Leadership (GSEL)
September 1, 2022 or earlier depending on availability
The Dissertation Director is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the dissertation process for each learner in up to four cohorts in the EdD program, regardless of location or modality. This person meets with individual learners during their first module and throughout the program in an effort to develop their research agenda. This person helps each learner identify committee members and serves as a resource for dissertation chairs. The Dissertation Director functions as the Academic Writing Specialist for assigned cohorts. The Dissertation Director teaches ED-7623 Research Traditions for cohorts as needed. The Dissertation Director works closely with the EdD Program Director and others as needed. Total cohort load will not exceed 4 cohorts or 60 students.
The School of Graduate Studies in Education and Leadership (GSEL) seeks to develop highly qualified leaders who contribute to their fields of study and inspire meaningful change. The EdD program currently serves more than 200 students representing diverse backgrounds, cultures, and identities. The successful Dissertation Director brings diverse lived experiences and representative perspectives to provide expertise for current and relevant research topics and is culturally responsive in recognizing and honoring the uniqueness of each individual learner and engaging in diverse viewpoints to foster a supportive and inclusive academic environment.
Maintain familiarity with current graduate catalog and EdD program dissertation policies and procedures.
Assist Dissertation Chairs and learners in identifying and training members to sit on each learner’s dissertation committee.
Guide Dissertation Chairs and learners with the theoretical framework for dissertation and creation of a timeline for each dissertation.
Provide guidance on research proposal structure, formatting, content, and setting clear expectations for timely completion of the proposal.
Actively engaged in a research agenda
Ensure Dissertation Chair acts as a communication center for issues related to dissertation.
Support policies and procedures to ensure adequate progress on dissertation is being made.
Ensure Dissertation Chair is able to assist in the entire dissertation proposal process and can support each learner through the research and defense process.
Ensure the proper number of dissertation committee meetings occur.
Assist Dissertation Chair and learner in navigating the IRB approval process.
Serve as an Academic Writing Specialist for assigned cohorts.
Maintain familiarity with APA 7th Edition standards
Offer individual assistance, workshops, and focused class sessions on APA 7th Edition writing expectations for assigned cohorts.
Serve on the proposal and defense hearing committees for all assigned Dissertation Director cohorts and all assigned Academic Writing Specialist cohorts.
Consult and collaborate with other Dissertation Directors.
Consistent and timely communication with students in class and/or students in assigned cohorts
Organize and authenticate all documents and ensure all required university forms are completed.
Represent the program on appropriate committees related to the EdD program.
Create information videos or other communication tools for Dissertation Chairs and learners and share at appropriate times.
Collaborate with the Vice President of Intercultural Learning and Engagement and Intercultural Faculty Fellows to ensure cultural issues are addressed.
Participate in all program celebratory events and commencement ceremonies.
Attend orientation workshop and proposal workshop two times each year regardless of cohort assignment
Encourage learners to submit dissertation proposal and findings to national conferences and support them through the application process.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Review of applications will begin immediately and priority will be given to applications submitted by early July 2022. The position will remain open until filled. Apply Online for this position athttp://snu.edu/snu-careers
Southern Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. According to SNU policy, all faculty and staff must possess a strong personal Christian commitment and be committed to the SNU mission to make Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ centered community.
An understanding of the importance for diversity, inclusion, and equity
An understanding of qualitative and quantitative research designs
An understanding of adult learning theory
Terminal degree in a related field from a regionally-accredited institution
Hold or willingness to obtain a current IRB Training Certification
Proven leadership and interpersonal skills
Positive attitude and high level of energy and enthusiasm
Ability to work with a team in a fast-paced environment
Exceptional persistence and self-motivated work ethic
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks efficiently
Computer/classroom technology proficiency and a knowledge of or willingness to learn Google suites
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements
To perform job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Extensive reading–the individual accepts responsibility for extensive reading, analysis and editing of learner writing.
Problem solving–the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Interpersonal skills–remains open to the ideas of others and exhibits willingness to test new processes.
Diverse perspectives–grounded in contexts of diversity in research, scholarship, and teaching.
Verbal communication–the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Capacity for group presentation skills and conducting meetings.
Written communication–the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information. Possesses intermediate to advanced knowledge level of Microsoft Office Software.
Quality control–the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.