Visiting Assistant Professor & Dissertation Chair Graduate and Professional Studies

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  • School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time
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    Visiting Assistant Professor & Dissertation Chair Graduate and Professional Studies

    St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor & Dissertation Chair Graduate and Professional Studies. The first two Ed.D. Doctoral Cohorts are one year from dissertation defense/submission. By the fall of 2021, the university will have 60 doctoral students who need dissertation chairs. This position will. teach one course in the Ed.D. program during the fall and spring semesters, manage up to 18 dissertation committees, and mentor doctoral students.

    Essential Responsibilities Include:

    • Provide scholarly oversight to doctoral dissertation candidates in accordance to Edward's University, DLHE required dissertation processes and procedures
    • Advise up to 18 doctoral candidates in the dissertation phase using the Canvas Dissertation Lab on a weekly
    • Teach 1 course per semester in the doctoral program during the fall and spring semester

    For consideration:


    • Earned terminal degree in a field associated with the doctoral programs such as leadership, higher education, or related
    • Experience teaching graduate level research method courses (qualitative or quantitative) coursework with excellent teaching/chairing dissertations references
    • Evidence of professional research and/or scholarly endeavours and expertise in the
    • Ability to use or learn how to use appropriate technology, including video conferencing and learning management systems such as
    • Strong professional disposition and commitment to serving students throughout a multi-year dissertation course sequence in a fully-online doctoral


      Demonstrate proven teaching experienceRemote teaching experienceExperience as a dissertation committee member and chairEvidence of managing multiple dissertation candidates and committees remotely a Successful completion of an employment and criminal history background check is required.

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    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; For full consideration, please submit all application materials:

    1. A current resume or CV;
    2. A cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position;
    3. A statement on the candidate's ideas, contributions, and goals for advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion while serving in this position; and
    4. The contact information for three professional references


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #: J202013

    Posted: 06/03/2021

    Available: 08/16/21

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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/4/2021
    Application Due: 9/2/2021
    Work Type: Full Time