PT Methodologist, Dissertation Committee – College of Education (Virtual)

first_imgProvides constructive criticism about the following:Data collection and analysisPresentation of the data and the conclusions drawn from theanalyses The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership (COEL)seeks part-time faculty to serve as methodologist on dissertationcommittees for our Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs. Contributing facultyare primarily responsible for student research mentoring within theschool’s doctoral degree programs. Specifically, they will berequired to serve on and/or chair dissertation committees and mightalso manage dissertation quality through service as a universityresearch reviewer. These faculty members will report to theAcademic Research Coordinator or designee.Primary duties and responsibilities include:Serve as methodologist on doctoral committees in either theposition of chair or second member.Manage dissertation quality through service as a universityresearch reviewer (if additionally selected to serve as URR).Complete required faculty trainingsRoles and Responsibilities for Methodologist and URR CommitteeMembershipThe Role of Methodology ExpertProvides feedback to student on the following:Proposed research design including appropriateness foraddressing the problem statement and research questions or fortesting stated hypothesesSelection of specific methodologySelection of a sample of appropriate characteristics andsizeOversee implementation of the selected methodology, assuringcompliance with the following:Program/professional normsGenerally accepted ethical and moral principles regarding humansubjects The Role of URR MembersThe specific role of this committee member will be to collaboratewith student, chair, and second member immediately prior to defenseof proposal and prior to the final oral defense, and to perform afinal review of the completed study to provide a consistent andreliable mechanism for quality management of student researchincluding the following:Insuring the maintenance of a high level of integrity in theresearch students’ produceFacilitating a level of consistency in the application ofuniversity research standardsProviding timely and substantive feedback that is within thedefined scope of the URR member role:The defined scope includes feedback related to theoretical,methodological, analytical, and organization content. URR membersuse the capstone rubric as their means for providing feedback onsubmissions.The defined scope does not include minor form and style andethical issues; however, URR members are instructed to alertstudents to such issues when they come across them. On occasionthey may make mandatory referrals to the Writing Center or theInstitutional Review Board for advice, on such issues.Determining if the proposal or research study is ready foradvancement to the next milestone in the process. URR memberapproval, expressed through scores and comments entered in theappropriate capstone rubric, will be a prerequisite for conductingoral defenses of the proposal and completed capstone, as well asfor submitting the abstract to the CAO for final approval.Training:All new Faculty Members receive specific training from WaldenUniversity in the techniques of teaching/mentoring, use of anelectronic learning platform, specifics of the policies, proceduresand degree programs of the School or College in which they aregoing to teach/mentor, socialization into the Walden Universityculture, assessment of academic integrity of student work(including use of, and research supervision oftheses and dissertations.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Doctoral degree in the field of Education or related field froman accredited universityStrong research methodology background in quantitative,qualitative and/or mixed methods.A significant record of intellectual and professionalcontributions to the field of Education or related field, includingpeer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.Experience serving on doctoral dissertation committees isrequired.Three to five years of independent research project mentoringis preferred.Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needsof students earning their degrees in a distance learningenvironment; supervising student research preferred at the graduatelevel; commitment to the promotion of research that contributes toWalden’s mission of contributing to positive social change;commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs ofstudents earning their degrees in a distance learningenvironment.Excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relationskills.Experience with distance learning preferred.center_img Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard officeenvironment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Workinvolves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eighthours daily and includes physical demands associated with atraditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating,and other physical functions as necessary.Residencies:Faculty Members may attend Residencies which are held domesticallyor internationally, where they will teach intensives and colloquia,and facilitate school and university-wide discussions.Tools/Technical Skills:To perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedare representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.Technology Requirements:Faculty members are required to have an adequate computer to handlean electronic learning platform, keyboard, pointing device, andcomputer monitor. All other tools are knowledge-based ortraining-based through Walden University. The Faculty Member mustbe able to use Microsoft Office products (MS Word, MS Excel, and MSPowerPoint), zip software, and Adobe Acrobat and must have reliableInternet access as well as alternate access in cases where primaryaccess becomes unavailable.Travel:Some travel may be required to attend academic residencies,National Faculty meetings and/or commencementactivities.last_img read more