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Adjunct Dissertation Faculty

companySaybrook University
locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/14/2023
Faculty
Full Time

Job Description:

Saybrook University is seeking Adjunct Dissertation Faculty Member(s) to join its Humanistic Psychology and Transformative Social Change programs to advise and oversee dissertation research. Saybrook University is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and is recruiting passionate educators to support the university mission. Saybrook University seeks candidates with strong experience conducting and advising doctoral dissertation research.

Under the direction of the Department Chair, the Adjunct Dissertation Faculty Member is responsible for providing excellent research mentoring of graduate students. Adjunct Dissertation Faculty bring a unique perspective to the University due to their expertise in their specific field, as well as expertise with specific research methodologies. Ideal candidates understand diverse student learners and understand the unique humanistic style of instruction at Saybrook University. In addition, ideal candidates have 3-5 years of experience in Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, and/or Transformative Social Change or a related field.

The Adjunct Dissertation Faculty Member is responsible for:

  • Serving on dissertation or thesis committees as the faculty chair, reader, or methodologist.
  • Critically assess the feasibility, originality, and academic merit and rigor of dissertation proposals.
  • Offer constructive feedback on dissertation drafts, ensuring the research is methodologically sound and contributes to the field.
  • Actively engage in dissertation defense sessions, posing questions and evaluating the candidate's understanding and presentation of their research.
  • Providing constructive feedback, guidance, and oversight of student research.
  • Ensure the dissertation meets the rigorous academic and ethical standards of the field the dissertation drafts and issuing the appropriate grades.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to the doctoral candidate, aiding in their academic and professional development.
  • Engaging in distance learning instruction.
  • Exhibiting flexibility in teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrating strong computer competency.
  • Work collaboratively with other committee members, including internal faculty, to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the dissertation.

In addition, the position may involve overseeing student research methodology in several of the following areas:

  • Action Research
  • Auto Ethnographic Research
  • Biomedical Research Models and Statistics
  • Case Study
  • Ethnographic and Cross Cultural
  • Experimental Research
  • Grounded Theory
  • Heuristic Research
  • Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)
  • Introductory Research Courses
  • Library and Information Competency
  • Narrative Research
  • Phenomenology
  • Research Statistics
  • Theoretical Research

Position Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning required, ideally in the areas of research, psychology, interdisciplinary studies, and /or transformative social change, however strong candidates from other fields will be considered.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience developing and teaching graduate level courses at the foundational level, advanced level in leadership and management studies, and mentoring students on dissertations.
  • Knowledge and experience of online higher education and research/IRB administration best practices.
  • Experience with Office 365, Learning Management Systems (Canvas experience preferred), and other software for research, IRB administration, and online teaching; and
  • Clear communication and superior collaboration skills.

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of Saybrook University.
  • Committed to program and University growth.
  • Committed to teaching, practice, and research (experience with online instruction is desirable).
  • Able to offer online instruction regarding topics and skills within his/her areas of expertise.
  • Established expertise and a significant publication record in the specific area of the dissertation topic.
  • The ability to teach with real-world experience and passionate about academic fields and educational instruction.
  • Technologically skilled in communication, presentation, and online learning systems; and
  • Previous experience in academic mentoring or supervision of doctoral research.
  • Familiarity with federal human research regulations and CITI Program training.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills.
  • Ability to commit time for reviewing documents, attending meetings, and participating in dissertation defenses.
  • Commitment to multicultural and humanistic principle

Applications should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research History
  • Statement of Teaching History
  • Transcripts
  • Value Statement (Potential candidates will review Saybrook University’s Mission and summarize how their individual values related to the goals of the University).

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 50 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University’s academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and counseling, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a diverse, inclusive community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursuing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities. For more information, visit www.saybrook.edu.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

Compensation & Benefits:

Three credit courses are budgeted at $2,000-4,000 per course, dependent upon student enrollment. Two credit courses are budgeted at $1,334-2,668 per course, dependent upon student enrollment. Under-enrolled courses may fall below these ranges. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below: https://www.saybrook.edu/about/careers/

Compensation & Benefits

Three credit courses are budgeted at $2,000-4,000 per course, dependent upon student enrollment. Two credit courses are budgeted at $1,334-2,668 per course, dependent upon student enrollment. Under-enrolled courses may fall below these ranges. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

https://www.saybrook.edu/about/careers/

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.