Faculty Position in Education
University of Liverpool , Department of Education
United Kingdom

Thesis Supervisors for the EdD programme in Higher Education


Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
University of Liverpool Online EdD
Professional Doctorate in Education (Higher Education) 

Laureate Online Education in Partnership with the University of Liverpool is accepting applications for Thesis Supervisors for the EdD programme in Higher Education.

The University of Liverpool’s Doctor of Education – Higher Education (EdD) is an international professional doctoral programme focused on the latest practice, research, and leadership thinking within Higher Education environments. The programme places emphasis on the development of an understanding of universities, operating in a global context, as places of learning and as learning institutions.

We are looking for individuals with a background in educational research and research methodologies to augment our current team of thesis supervisors for our online students during the Thesis stage of the programme. Thesis supervisors are expected to maintain regular contact with their research students. This primarily occurs on an individual basis with the assistance of appropriate forms of communication technology. Thesis supervision is conducted as part of a small supervisory team.

For the Doctoral Supervisor profile, we are seeking active researchers with experience of supervision at the doctoral level and familiarity with educational research methodologies, preferably in Higher Education contexts.

The ideal candidate is a specialist in the field of Education and Higher Education and should possess previous experience in supervising doctoral candidates, with preference for professional doctorates programs in the relevant field. Previous supervision of research degrees should be shown either through to successful completion and/or experience of external examining of research degrees.

Application is by CV; this should include a list of recent research and/or publications and evidence of relevant higher education experience, duration and subjects taught as well as details of two referees. Please specify in a covering letter which position you are applying for and how your experience prepares you for the role.


Essential Criteria:

  • A doctoral level qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
  • Conduct of research recent research relevant to the study of higher education (specifically in terms of research outputs in the last five years the candidate should have: three peer-reviewed publications in journals that are at least of national excellence or two peer-reviewed publications in peer-reviewed journals and four other publicly available intellectual contributions.)
  • Prior experience of supervising or examining doctoral candidates.
  • Excellent skills for oral and written communication in English.
  • Capacity to maintain good personal relations while working remotely.

Desirable criteria:

  • Engagement as a member of an editorial board or as a reviewer of articles submitted for publication in a recognised academic journal.
  • Previous experience of supervising remote doctoral students.

Previous online supervision experience is beneficial but not required, as suitable candidates will be trained online during a 2 week training, conducted 100% online and not restricted to specific hours or geographic location.

Applicants should review the relevant module details in our programme brochure: http://university-liverpool-online.com/programmes/doctorates/doctor-of-education/outline

Applications will be accepted through 20 May, 2016

The Doctoral Thesis Supervision Training-Induction take place online over a two week period commencing 30 June, 2016.

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