Director, Ph.D. Program

Position Summary

The director of the Ph.D. program will constitute a full-time faculty position with the rank of associate professor or professor at Johnson University. The director will carry a full faculty workload and fulfill the corresponding responsibilities as assigned by the dean of the School of Business and Public Leadership. The director shall be responsible for all aspects of the academic program including, but not limited to, program delivery, assessment, and evaluation. The director will be a key external face of the academic program.

The Johnson University Ph.D. in Leadership Studies is an online program. However, it is highly preferred the individual will live in proximity to Johnson’s Florida or Tennessee campuses. Some travel is required.


• Possess a terminal degree in Leadership from a regionally accredited institution.
• Proficient with the use of standard office and internet applications on personal computers.
• Must be committed to the full support of Johnson University’s Mission & Core Values Statement, Faculty Community Covenant, and Statement of Faith.

Key Qualifications

• Ability to clearly convey information and ideas to others and demonstrate active listening skills.
• Demonstrated success developing, evaluating, and leading programs and selecting successful innovative programs.
• Experience working in high-performance, collaborative peer groups.
• Polished, credible communicator with persuasive verbal and written communications skills.
• Personal gravitas with the ability to positively engage others with respect, social and emotional intelligence, integrity, and credibility.
• Primary commitment to and passion for Johnson University’s vision, mission and ethos.
• Proficient with the use of standard office and internet applications on personal computers.
• Become proficient (with provided training) in Sakai learning management platform.
• Design and deliver Online class instruction through the development of lesson plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities which support lesson objectives, and the development of activities to assist students to develop critical thinking skills and practically engage with the materials.
• Design interactive and teaching-learning strategies that are diverse, experiential, participatory, and collaborative with the goal of accommodating various learning styles.
• Experienced practitioner/scholar – abreast of developments within Leadership and practical knowledge gained from organizational experience.
• Knowledge of and commitment to using email, Sakai (a learning management system), and other emerging technologies and alternative instructional delivery methods.
• Ability to effectively communicate interpersonally.
• Coordinate affiliate faculty training and professional development.

Required Documents

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Three professional references
• Official undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• Signed Johnson University Mission & Core Values Statement, Faculty Community Covenant and Statement of Faith (available by emailing Gayla Wood at [email protected]).

To assure full consideration, interested applicants should submit a completed application packet
via email to Gayla Wood at [email protected], Administrative Assistant & Advisor, School of Business & Public Leadership.