The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Adjunct Dissertation Chair- International Psychology- Online

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  • Job Description

      Req#: R0008846

      Job Description:

      The Doctorate in International Psychology Program (Online Campus) at The Chicago School is currently seeking qualified individuals to supervise the dissertation research studies of the doctoral students. All the milestone dissertation courses at The Chicago School are 7 weeks long and are taught in the Canvas Learning Management System.

      Milestone dissertation courses:

      • IP901 - Dissertation Proposal Preparation
      • IP902 - Dissertation 1: Proposal Completion and IRB
      • IP903 - Dissertation 2: Data Reporting and Analysis
      • IP904 - Dissertation 3: Final Draft Preparation and Defense

      Principal Duties:

      The dissertation chairs will approve the dissertation proposal (chapters 1, 2, and 3) of the doctoral students and the committee readers proposed by the students, assist students in the development of the oral proposal defense, participate virtually in the oral proposal defense, help students with the IRB application, supervise the data collection of the research studies, support students in the development of chapters 4 and 5 and the final dissertation defense as well as attending the virtual dissertation defenses.

      All Online adjunct faculty members at The Chicago School are expected to be available (online) and responsive to students five out of seven days during the course of the week. This “availability” includes:

      • Active participation in the discussion forum;
      • Posting course-related announcement(s);
      • Timely grading of assignments and providing quality feedback;
      • Holding virtual office hours.

      In addition, it is expected that all adjunct faculty members adhere to the following duties during a 7-week term:

      • Posting a welcome message to all students outlining weekly virtual office hours.
      • Creating a video welcome message and post to Canvas course site.
      • Holding one voluntary conference call or synchronous chat each term, either via Zoom (account information provided by the Department Manager).
      • Responding to each student’s initial post in a discussion forum.
      • Grading quizzes and providing feedback on short assignments within 48 hours.
      • Providing grading and feedback on larger assignments within 3 days after due date.
      • Responding to all student email(s) within 24 hours.
      • Issuing final grade on time (by Tuesday midnight after Week 7 ends).

      All online adjunct faculty are required to complete an 8-week training course reviewing online pedagogy best practices prior to teaching their assigned courses.

      Position Qualifications:

      • Doctoral degree in Psychology or International Psychology
      • Previous online teaching experience (3 years preferred)
      • Exemplary professional experience
      • Engagement in research and scholarship (preferred)

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      The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an affiliate of TCS Education System. For more information about TCS Education System visit

      TCS Education System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      Compensation & Benefits

      This opportunity is budgeted at $1,124-1,540 per credit and may vary per course with student enrollment . Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

      The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.

  • About the company

      The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a private college with its main campus in Chicago, Illinois.