Capella University

Part-Time Faculty (Doctoral Mentor), Doctor of Human Services, GuidedPath

Employment typePart-Time

This job is now closed

  • Job Description

      Req#: R23623
      Capella University offers two learning formats, FlexPath and GuidedPath, to provide a flexible and affordable way for working professionals to earn a degree designed to fit into their life.

      Our GuidedPath learning format offers asynchronous 10-week courses, with 3 weeks in between each quarter for faculty to grade and prepare for the next quarter. Learners have deadlines to stay on track to review materials, understand topics, and develop consistent study habits. Faculty help learners progress by guiding courseroom discussions and providing feedback on assignments.

      Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

      • Assignments are on an ongoing basis according to expertise and school needs.

      • Utilize your professional expertise to provide high-quality instruction from a pre-designed curriculum.

      • Mentor doctoral learners and participate in doctoral committees. Utilize your professional expertise to provide relevant feedback and ensure successful completion.

      • Be available within 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) by phone, email, and in the course room to ensure learners receive quality feedback in a timely manner to support their academic success.

      • Travel within the US to participate in doctoral residencies.

      • Utilize the online learning platform to enrich the learning experience.

      • Establish high standards and ensure learners understand how they will be evaluated.

      • Adhere to University policies and procedures.

      • Attend faculty meetings, workshops, and training as required.

      • Participate in other activities based on university needs.

      Job Skills:

      • Demonstrated knowledge of academic evaluation.

      • Effectively communicate with all levels of the University.

      • Proficiency in oral presentation skills, planning and organizing of course objectives.

      • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

      • Demonstrated knowledge of academic technology.

      • Strong computer skills.

      • Ability to manage potentially stressful situations in a professional and ethical manner.

      • Knowledge of Program evaluations.

      Work Experience:

      • Three years of teaching experience is preferred.

      • Professional experience in the discipline with a minimum of two years required for undergraduate level and three years required for graduate level.

      • Research, scholarship, or achievement in the discipline required for graduate level; in addition, at the doctoral level, experience with how to conduct and oversee research in the discipline required.

      • Knowledge of program evaluation is required.


      All degrees must be conferred and from a regionally accredited institution. Copies of required certificates and licenses and unofficial transcripts for all graduate degrees with the institution, and conferred degree and date must be attached.

      • Ph.D. or Ed.D in Human Services or related field required.

      Certificates, licenses, and registrations:

      • HS-BCP certification preferred.


      • Must be able to travel occasionally should a business need arise. For most roles travel would not be common. Travel may involve plane, car or metro. In accordance with ADA policies, reasonable accommodations regarding travel limitations can be provided. Travel will be more common for roles such as Account Executives (25 - 50%), senior leaders (10 – 20%) or Capella Core Faculty (5 – 10%).
      • Ability to work onsite in Corporate or Campus location (in a typical office environment) may be required based on role. If so, this would include being mobile within the office, including movement from floor-to-floor using elevators or stairs.
      • If offsite or hybrid role, must have access to work in setting which enables meeting all requirements of the role (including privacy, reliable internet access, phone, ability to video conference, etc.) at a remote location.
      • Faculty and Federal Work Study roles require access to work in setting which enables meeting all requirements of the role (including computer, privacy, reliable internet access, phone, ability to video conference, etc.) at a remote location.
      • This role may require lifting, however reasonable accommodations will be provided in accordance with our ADA policies.
      • Must be able to meet critical thinking and problem solving aspects aligned to job duties, as well as effectively communicating with co-workers.
      • Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week when business needs warrant. Accommodations related to schedule may be considered.
      • Able to access information using a computer.
      • Other essential functions and marginal job functions are subject to modification.
      • Capella University Adjunct and Part-Time Faculty are compensated based on the number and type of work assignments offered and accepted in any given quarter.

      • Capella University GuidedPath Format - The pay for teaching a course range from $500 - $4,000. The average is over $3,000.

      • Capella University FlexPath Format - The pay for teaching a course range from $125 - $4,000, depending on enrollment and particular program. The average is over $3,000.

      • The pay for doctoral mentoring assignments is typically $400 per mentee (GuidedPath or FlexPath). Doctoral reviewer assignments start at $200.

      If you require reasonable accommodations to complete our application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at .

  • About the company

      Capella University is a private for-profit, online university headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.