Job Posting

Lead Faculty, Doctoral Studies

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Faculty


  • Hybrid

Franklin University invites applicants for a full-time, year-round position of Lead Faculty in Doctoral Studies.  This individual will lead courses in the DBA and/or Ed.D. programs. Franklin University is a private, independent, accredited, not-for-profit University located in Columbus, Ohio.  Candidates will work an onsite hybrid schedule, but consideration will be given to candidates who work remotely with a commitment to be onsite as needed. 

The faculty position will work closely with the Dean, Program Chairs, and the members of the Office of Research, Scholarship and Writing in an environment focused on teaching working adults.

Duties will include primary responsibility for assigned course oversight and direction.  This includes course development, academic quality, assessment activities, oversight of teaching, providing leadership to adjunct faculty, mentoring doctoral learners and dissertation committee management, service on university committees, engagement with the professional community, as well as other associated program, department, and university requirements as needed.

The position requires an earned Doctorate in field appropriate to the position, from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours in discipline.   We seek candidates who possess expertise in the field of business or education.   Candidates should possess a minimum of five years of professional work experience.  Prior experience with design, curriculum development, and dissertation committee service in an online environment are preferred.  

Please note that candidates interested in the Program Chair, DBA position can indicate interest for both positions in cover letter and/or application.  A second application is not necessary.  

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 50,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.