Ph.D. Faculty Position

The Faculty of the Ph.D. program will constitute a full-time position with rank commensurate with experience at Johnson University. The Ph.D. Faculty will carry a full faculty workload and fulfill the corresponding responsibilities as assigned by the dean of the School of Business and Public Leadership and the director of the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies. The Ph.D. Faculty shall be responsible for assigned aspects of the academic program including, but not limited to, administration of the dissertation phase of the program, advising, assessment, and evaluation. The Ph.D. Faculty will be a key voice for program vision and administration in conjunction with the director.

Position Title: Faculty – Ph.D. in Leadership Studies Program, School of Business & Public Leadership
Organization: Johnson University
Work Location: Online
Base Pay: Commensurate with experience
Travel: Regular travel required
Employee Status: Full-time exempt
Required Education: Earned terminal degree in Leadership Studies or a related field from a regionally accredited university. Ph.D. preferred.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
Start Date: July 1, 2021

Minimum Requirements:

  • Possess an earned terminal degree in Leadership Studies or a related field from a regionally accredited institution. Ph.D. preferred.
  • Proficient with the use of standard office and internet applications on personal computers.
  • Proficient with APA style, 7th edition.
  • Must be committed to the full support of Johnson University’s Mission & Core Values StatementFaculty Community Covenant, and Statement of Faith.

Application Process and Required Documents

    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three professional references
    • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts (official transcripts required upon offer of employment)
    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    • Signed Johnson University Mission & Core Values Statement, Faculty Community Covenant, and Statement of Faith (available by emailing ).

To assure full consideration, interested applicants should submit a completed application packet via email to , Administrative Assistant to the School of Business and Public Leadership.

Faculty Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee all tasks related to the administration of the research phase of the Ph.D. program. This includes serving on student dissertation committees, coordinating student committee members, coaching and guiding students in completing original research, and other related duties.
  • Provide doctoral-level online instruction as assigned by the director.
  • Advise students in the research phase regarding registration, research, and meeting graduation requirements.
  • Support and direct programmatic assessment efforts to ensure continuous program improvement. This includes gathering and storing relevant assessment data and preparing assessment reports on a regular basis.
  • Travel to either the Tennessee or Florida campus as needed to coordinate with Johnson University or School of Business and Public Leadership faculty and staff.
  • Travel to and participate in recruitment efforts (campus events, professional conferences, etc.) to support enrollment efforts.
  • Demonstrated effort in ongoing professional development and scholarly contribution to the field of Leadership Studies.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the dean of the School of Business and Public Leadership or the Ph.D. program director.

Key Qualifications

  • Primary commitment to and passion for Johnson University’s vision, mission, and ethos.
  • Commitment to and passion for the vision and mission of the Ph.D. in Leadership studies program, including program distinctives of academic rigor, a strong ethic of care, and holistic student transformation.
  • Experienced practitioner/scholar – abreast of developments within Leadership and practical knowledge gained from organizational experience.
  • Demonstrated success in coaching graduate students conducting original research.
  • Established skills editing and evaluating academic work with a priority in attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with and proficiency in a variety of standard research methodologies.
  • 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.
  • Ability to design teaching and learning strategies that are diverse, experiential, participatory, and collaborative with the goal of accommodating various learning styles.
  • Become proficient (with provided training) in Sakai (a learning management system) and other provided and emerging technologies and platforms.
  • Proficient with the use of standard office and internet applications on personal computers.
  • Ability to clearly convey information and ideas to others in both written and verbal mediums and demonstrate active listening skills and effective interpersonal communication strategies.
  • Experience working in high-performance, collaborative peer groups with the ability to positively engage others with respect, social and emotional intelligence, and integrity.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Retirement options
  • Reimbursement for work-related travel

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions

  • Standard office conditions. No adverse environmental conditions expected.
  • Light work that includes lifting and carrying objects up to 10 pounds.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Assessing the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.