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Creighton University's EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership Program - Dissertation Faculty

07 Mar 2024 12:58 PM | Leah Georges (Administrator)

Job Title: Special Faculty – Dissertation in Practice Chair
Company: Creighton University (
Details: Contract Position
Start Date: July 1, 2024
Location: Creighton University is located in Omaha, NE, the role must be performed remotely.
Application Due Date: May 10, 2024, review of applications will begin May 13, 2024

The EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership Program at Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution, is a practitioner-scholar doctoral degree program for adult lifelong learners. We are seeking outstanding teacher-scholars, for a contract Special Faculty position to serve as Dissertation in Practice (DIP) Chairs. We are seeking faculty members who are passionate about guiding and support academic excellence through diversity at all levels and are committed to fostering an environment in which students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences can thrive during their dissertation in practice journey.

Ideal candidates for the position of DIP Chair will hold an earned Ph.D., Ed.D., or other terminal degree from an accredited college or university, have 2-4 years of prior demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate-level online courses, and at least 1 published article that utilized research methods commonly used in the social sciences. Ideal candidates would show evidence of work as a scholar-practitioner who can apply social science theories in a variety of disciplinary settings. Ideal candidates would possess excellent verbal and written communication, strong interpersonal, organizational, and planning skills, and exhibit the ability to work collaboratively in a collegial, interdisciplinary educational environment. 

Job requirements of the DIP Chair special faculty position include providing guidance and accompaniment for up to 5 students at a time throughout the DIP process. DIP chairs are responsible for providing students with constructive feedback throughout the process and will discuss with students how to incorporate feedback when needed. DIP chairs are responsible for the formal approval of each required component of the DIP process, including the approval of each section of the DIP document. DIP chairs will receive training and ongoing support from the Faculty Dissertation Contact person in the EdD Program. 

DIP chairs will be contracted with the EdD program to complete the following requirements that take place over an approximately 2-year period:
  1. Complete the EdD Program required onboarding and training.
  2. Teach the 3 DIP-related 4 credit hour seminar courses (ILD 891: Scholarly Literature Review Seminar [Fall Term 2 2024: October-December 2024], ILD 892: Dissertation in Practice Proposal Seminar [Spring Term 2 2025: March-May 2025], and ILD 893: Dissertation in Practice Manuscript and Defense Seminar [Spring Term 2 2026: March-May 2026]).
  3. Guide the student through their EdD scholarly journey. 
  4. Provide final approval for each student’s DIP document for which they are chair.

To be considered, candidates should submit (1) a cover letter (which includes statements about their teaching philosophy and research interests), (2) a curriculum vita, (3) two letters of reference, (4) a copy of one scholarly publication which utilizes a social science methodology in which they are an author or co-author, and (5) transcripts. Candidates may contact Dr. James Martin ( with any questions. Review of materials will begin on May 13, 2024.

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