Adjunct, DBA Dissertation Committee, Online

South University Pittsburgh, PA, 1250 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Aug 14, 2019
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Apply Now Adjunct, DBA Dissertation Committee, OnlineSouth University Pittsburgh, PA, 1250 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of AmericaReq #113 Friday, February 7, 2020 Established in 1899, South University ( is a private, non-profit academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.

The University traces its heritage to 1899, when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon’s Practical Business College in Savannah, Georgia. Over the past century-plus, South University has experienced continued growth transforming from a two-year college into a university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. South University’s approach to higher education, and the resulting varied academic experiences, provides students with the pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment.

South University provides a learning environment, both on-campus and online, that helps students identify goals and the means to achieve them. With this philosophy in mind, students can learn by interacting with a community of faculty, staff and administration dedicated to South University’s academic purpose. South University offers more than 50 academic programs across its nine campuses and through online programs.

The University’s academics are organized across five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health, Theology – and a School of Pharmacy. With the introduction of South University, Online Programs, students can pursue both undergraduate degree and master’s degree programs ranging from the areas of Criminal Justice to Business – giving South University students more opportunities to make a difference, both personally and professionally.


South University seeks adjunct faculty who are experienced researchers to fill dissertation chair and committee member positions in our DBA program. The faculty will report to the Assistant Program Director for the DBA, serving as dissertation chairs or committee members responsible for mentoring the student through the research process, reading drafts, and providing feedback in a timely manner. Specifically, faculty will be required to chair or serve as second or third members on dissertation committees as methodologists and/or content experts. Depending on student enrollment, the faculty may be invited to instruct content courses or to instruct research methodology courses they are credentialed to teach. This is a remote/virtual position.


  • Doctorate in Organizational Behavior, Leadership or related Business field from an accredited institution required
  • Documentation of serving on doctoral committees within last 4 years preferred
  • Strong research methodology background in quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods in research
  • Proficient in APA 6th edition
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment; supervising student research at the graduate level
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Experience in higher education online instruction
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and electronic communications

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

    South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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