Post Date: 04/08/2019
Close Date: 05/01/2019
University Mission: Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.
Department Mission: With Christ as our teacher, the College of Education prepares educators to serve diverse communities, promote moral leadership, demonstrate effective teaching skills, and encourage life-long learning.
Position Title: Methodologist
Department: College of Education
Reports To: Dean of the College of Education; Director of Doctoral Studies
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Number: FAC 236
Salary Grade: The hiring range for this position is $63,000-$73,000/year depending on qualifications.
Primary Work Location: Online, remote
Work Schedule: Weekdays during regular business hours; some evening and weekend work required.
Employee Classification: 57 - Faculty, full-time, non-ranked
EEO Classification: Professionals 25-9099 (Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other)
FTE: 1.0 (40 hrs. week, 12 months)
Position Summary: The Methodologist is a non-ranked faculty member within the College of Education who, in collaboration with other committee members, oversees the doctoral candidate’s methodology and research protocol as per the requirements set forth by Concordia University and the College of Education.
Preference: Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Instruct and advise up to 50 doctoral candidates in the Doctorate of Education program on qualitative and quantitative methodology, dissertation research methodology and project design. This instruction and advising takes place within the Doctorate of Education program online EDDR courses and through direct online advising of candidates assigned to the faculty member. 65%
2. Promote and mentor the development of well-designed research protocols using quantitative and qualitative methodological designs, methods, and analysis procedures appropriate to each dissertation research project. 20%
3. Work collaboratively with Faculty Chair and/or other committee members who are supporting candidates in development of their dissertation and research. 12.5%
4. Other duties as assigned by the Director and Methodology Coordinator. 2.5%
Hired/appointed by: Dean of the College of Education.
Reports to: Dean of the College of Education and Director of Doctoral Studies.
Performance assessed by: Dean of the College of Education (or designee) using the Concordia Teacher Excellence Program.
Day-to-day operational reporting to Methodology Coordinator.
Works collaboratively with Faculty Chairs and other committee members who are guiding candidates in development of their research.
Supervises and assesses: N/A
Scope of Work: Work is subject to academic review. Acts as a subject matter expert. Keeps leaders informed of results, outcomes and obstacles. Activities and tasks support the mission and operations of the College of Education and include following standard operating procedures through course of work. May initiate actions in support of departmental operations. Requires knowledge of institution policies and practices.
Working Conditions: Online educational environment.
Minimum Physical Requirements:
• Able to use technology and administrative software (i.e. Blackboard, Microsoft Office Suite, Taskstream, etc.) to enter data, respond to inquiries, and create teaching materials.
• Able to read, comprehend, and critique complex written materials.
• Able to perform quantitative analysis in an accurate and timely manner.
• Able to communicate effectively in electronically and via telephone.
• Able to tolerate prolonged sitting and keyboarding.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
• An earned doctorate in education research or a related field.
• 3‒5 years of quantitative and qualitative methodology advising experience. Experience working within a higher education environment required.
• Demonstrated experience in conducting quantitative research in the social sciences including survey, correlational, causal-comparative, and experimental design.
• Demonstrated experience with guiding students with dissertation projects following prescribed American Psychological Association guidelines.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with teams to support candidates in development of their dissertation and research.
Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
• Ability to demonstrate excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; outcome-oriented.
• Ability to be highly productive and self-motivated with minimal supervision.
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
• Willing and able to work collaboratively as part of a larger faculty team. Able to build cooperative and collaborative working relationships within and among a wide range of constituencies.
• Able to advise and instruct doctoral candidates from an inclusive, multicultural, and transformative perspective. Able to consistently demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout the course of work duties.
• Proficient using educational research software such as Blackboard, Qualtrics, Taskstream, SPSS, Atlas.ti, Nvivo, and/or IRBNet.
• Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access PowerPoint, and Outlook.
• Able to enter data in a database in an accurate and timely manner. Able to readily learn to use existing administrative software including Banner, Blackboard and Task Stream.
• Able to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
• Working knowledge of FERPA and ability to handle confidential information with tact, discretion and good judgement.
Post offer, Pre-Employment Screening Requirements: Able to successfully pass a criminal background check.
Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees:
• As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:
• Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.
• Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.
• Work as a team member in a professional environment.
• Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department).
• Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc).