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Adjunct Dissertation Chair, Office of the Ombuds 

About the Organization Northcentral University is a global leader in online education with students, alumni, and faculty in over 50 countries across the world.

We are committed to providing people throughout the world with quality educational opportunities by offering accredited Graduate and Undergraduate programs through a proven, fully online, distinctive faculty mentored approach to learning. With highly credentialed and passionate staff, utilizing progressive methodologies, Northcentral University prepares graduates to be distinguished contributors to societies around the globe.

With administrative offices in Prescott Valley, Arizona, Scottsdale, Arizona and San Diego, California, Northcentral is rapidly becoming an 'employer of choice.' We envision growth trends to continue and for this reason seek highly credentialed and passionate staff to join our team of professionals.

Northcentral University was ranked one of the Best Places to Work in Phoenix in 2013 by the Phoenix Business Journal!

Have you ever heard the saying, “A company is only as good as the people it keeps?”

At Northcentral University, we strongly believe that our University is only as good as our team of staff, faculty and students around the world united by a commitment to excellence, innovation, diversity and accountability.

We celebrate personal and professional growth and desire to see our team members fully realize and reach their potential. When you join the Northcentral team, you will enjoy a challenging, but positive and fun work environment that promotes productivity, achievement and fulfillment.

If you are passionate about making a difference and are ready to be challenged and inspired in your daily work as part of a growing, success-oriented company, then we want to hear from you!


Who We Are:

Northcentral University is a global leader in online graduate education with students, alumni, and faculty in over 50 countries around the world. Working professionals have the opportunity to earn a U.S. regionally accredited graduate degree in the areas of business, education, psychology and marriage and family therapy, while working One-to-One with our 100% doctoral faculty via advanced delivery modalities. NCU is committed to helping students achieve academically and become valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.

With administrative offices in Prescott Valley and Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as team members spread throughout the globe, NC U is an excellent choice for professionals around the world who share our passion for excellence. We envision growth trends to continue, and eagerly seek highly credentialed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

What We Are Looking For:

NCU is currently seeking a dynamic individual to become part of our Education team and serve as an Adjunct Dissertation Chair for doctoral candidates in need of intensive dissertation guidance.

The Adjunct Dissertation Chair will be responsible for guiding this set of doctoral candidates through their doctoral dissertation program requirements in a highly compressed period of time. This position requires intensive interaction, a high level of engagement, and tailored methodological guidance with doctoral students.  Candidate must be comfortable providing substantive frequent critical feedback on dissertation drafts including the tenability of a topic, methods, design, and academic writing.  Candidate must be adept at setting and managing time-bound goals with the candidate. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to guide students toward successful completion of their doctoral dissertations through proficiency in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and designs. Qualitative research experience must include coding and analytics and experience with qualitative software. Quantitative research experience must include statistical proficiency and experience with statistical software.

Position Requirements

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Communicating frequently and timely with doctoral candidates;
  • Setting and managing time-bound goals with doctoral candidates;
  • Providing clear guidance to candidates to support doctoral program progress and successful completion;
  • Providing critical feedback on dissertation milestone drafts to include topic tenability, and quality of problem, purpose, questions, methods, design, analytics, interpretation, and scholarly writing;
  • Assisting doctoral candidates in understanding how to modify their dissertation milestone documents based on formal academic review feedback;
  • Participating in the oral defense of their doctoral candidates; and
  • Assisting doctoral candidates with navigating the overarching dissertation process.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, word processing tools such as insert comments, track changes and compare documents.
  • Knowledge of APA format.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of academic and business workings of a higher education institution.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax, copier, phone system.
  • Ability to communicate clearly to a variety of constituents.
  • Ability to communicate online including e-mail, chat rooms, videoconferencing and other technology based on communication media.


Education & Experience Required:

  • Doctor of Philosophy degree from accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Research-based, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article publications required.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in research methods and designs.
  • Experience as a Dissertation Chair.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience with the online delivery of education and the systems that support it.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Must have personal computer and ability to facilitate online instruction and communications remotely
  • All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.

Are you ready to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals who work together to change lives through higher education?    Apply today!

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Category Adjunct Faculty  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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