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Research Chair Adjunct Faculty - Online

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Remote
Categories: Adjunct Faculty

Job Title: Research Chair Adjunct Faculty - Online

Reporting Relationship: Director of Faculty Support (DBA)

Unit: National & Global

Department: DeVoe School of Business

Campus Location: Remote (USA except for Alaska & Hawaii)

Summary of Position:    The Research Chair supports the doctoral students (mentees) by consistently providing mentoring, guidance, advising, coaching, instructing, training, and encouragement through the Applied Doctoral Project (ADP) process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the primary contact for assigned doctoral students mentoring them through the program
  • Guides the doctoral student throughout the ADP process
  • Provides spiritual leadership and counseling to the doctoral student
  • Monitors doctoral students’ overall academic progress throughout program
  • Serves as a mediator of communication between the department, doctoral student, and institution
  • Attend one on-site three-day residency
  • A three-year commitment with the intention of providing doctoral students with mentor continuity throughout their program
  • Instructs the doctoral students in the ADP courses
  • Serves as an advisor throughout the program Maintains accurate records of interactions with mentees
  • Other duties as assigned by the DeVoe School of Business - (Essential)


  • A vibrant Christian commitment and willingness to adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU community lifestyle statement
  • A doctorate degree from an accredited institution in a field relevant to business
  • Online instructional experience and working in a virtual team environment preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in relevant business industry
  • Prior experience as a supervisor/mentor/dissertation chair overseeing doctoral students


  • Required: A doctorate degree from an accredited institution in a field relevant to business


  • A servant leader’s heart in tune with IWU’s mission statement
  • Well-honed problem solving skills and experience in supporting large scale systems
  • Exposure to a wide range of delivery modalities for teaching and learning
  • Experience in serving adult learners
  • Ability to articulate concepts and ideas
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and a strong interest in building cooperative relationships
  • Knowledge of Problem Based Learning concepts and processes
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • Self-motivated and solves problems, asking for input and initiating solutions as appropriate and reasonable.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of online educational delivery tools.
  • Demonstrated teaching abilities.
  • Demonstrated higher education experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft products.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learners
  • Demonstrated a commitment to building and cultivating diversity through leadership, teaching and/or service.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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