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    Teach at NCU Online

    Hello everyone. Wanted to post a thread about the possibility of teaching at Northcentral University. I currently work for the university and love to help anybody out. So if you are interested at teaching for the university, please check out Online University, Online Degrees & Online Graduate Degrees | Northcentral University and check out the career opportunities to see what faculty positions are available. I can pass your contact information/resume into the right person's hands. Not sure exactly what you will need as far as credentials but I know all of our professors are required to hold a PHD or Doctoral degree so please take that into consideration

    so let me know if I can help anyone

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    I applied some time ago and was rejected in a day. I was told they do not hire people with PhDs from NCU.

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    Just so other know... I applied as an "ABD" and was rejected as well. Terminal degree must be conferred.

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    I guess I don't blame them. With the PhD glut, it's a buyer's market for academic labor, and it's a feather in their cap to be able to say that all their faculty members have terminal degrees.
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    Randell. when did you apply?

    Yes has to be a conferred PHD or Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution i believe

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    I would hire Randell but I don't run a university. He is a great guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by managerial0550 View Post
    Randell. when did you apply?

    Yes has to be a conferred PHD or Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution i believe
    Graduation December 2010 and applied about Feb 2011 with my NCU PhD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randell1234 View Post
    I applied some time ago and was rejected in a day. I was told they do not hire people with PhDs from NCU.
    This doesn't make any sense. Why would any school have a policy of not hiring their own graduates?

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    At least in traditional academia, it's frowned upon because it keeps departments from being refreshed with new ideas. Well, that and usually schools are in a position to hire faculty with doctorates from a school that's one level of prestige up.
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    Randel. I just don't see that being right when the Dean of our Business School graduated from NCU. Now i could be wrong but I'm guessing he didnt become the dean with a master's degree. I would like to help you if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by managerial0550 View Post
    Randel. I just don't see that being right when the Dean of our Business School graduated from NCU. Now i could be wrong but I'm guessing he didnt become the dean with a master's degree. I would like to help you if you want.
    Thanks for the offer but right now I would not have time to dedicate to taking on any new assignments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hadashi no Gen View Post
    This doesn't make any sense. Why would any school have a policy of not hiring their own graduates?
    Actually, this is a common practice at most Universities.
    This is called "academic inbreeding", " It is generally viewed as insular and unhealthy for academia; it is thought to reduce the possibility of new ideas coming in from outside sources, just as genetic inbreeding reduces the possibility of new genes entering in to a population"

    Intellectual inbreeding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Another trend among Universities is to hire people with PhDs from a school with better recognition than the school hiring. This is with the intention to attract students to the school. For example, NCU would tend to hire people from schools that might be perceived as superior (e.g. B&M school) so prospect students can see that the school is more credible.

    This has been my experience at most schools where I worked, people with terminal degrees from one school are unlikely to get hired as full time faculty at the same where they graduated. It is not impossible but it is just something that plays against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by managerial0550 View Post
    Randel. I just don't see that being right when the Dean of our Business School graduated from NCU. Now i could be wrong but I'm guessing he didnt become the dean with a master's degree. I would like to help you if you want.
    This is different, dean is an administrator position that doesn't require research, academic advising, etc. The fact that he graduated from there can actually be a good thing because he knows how things work at the school and is familiar with the program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFValve View Post
    This is different, dean is an administrator position that doesn't require research, academic advising, etc. The fact that he graduated from there can actually be a good thing because he knows how things work at the school and is familiar with the program.
    This is true in some cases, but some deans are still involved in research and advising on a limited basis.

    The problem I see is that the dean would be in authority over faculty. Having a credential insufficient for faculty positions would not seem to cultivate much respect.

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    At most schools "dean" is a position with high level decision making and leadership responsibilities where experience as a faculty member is a must. It's very different from the similarly named position at most proprietary schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    At most schools "dean" is a position with high level decision making and leadership responsibilities where experience as a faculty member is a must. It's very different from the similarly named position at most proprietary schools.
    At my masters alma mater (a state university involved in intense research), the position of dean is rotated every couple of years. It's on a rotational cycle.

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