Teach at NCU Online

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by managerial0550, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. managerial0550

    managerial0550 New Member

    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
  2. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

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

    graymatter Member

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

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    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.
  5. managerial0550

    managerial0550 New Member

    Randell. when did you apply?

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

    ryoder New Member

    I would hire Randell but I don't run a university. He is a great guy.
  7. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Graduation December 2010 and applied about Feb 2011 with my NCU PhD.
  8. Hadashi no Gen

    Hadashi no Gen New Member

    This doesn't make any sense. Why would any school have a policy of not hiring their own graduates?
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    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.
  10. managerial0550

    managerial0550 New Member

    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.
  11. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Thanks for the offer but right now I would not have time to dedicate to taking on any new assignments.
  12. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. StefanM

    StefanM New Member

    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.
  15. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    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.
  16. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    I agree, salaries are also quite different among deans from different schools. Deans at recognized business schools make in the 300K range.

    If Randell cannot make it to be faculty at NCU, can he apply for a dean position at NCU?
  18. BIGA

    BIGA Member

    It would be great if the original poster could elaborate on the NCU pay scale. I heard it was low, but does anyone know how low?

    If I am wrong please dispel the fallacy.
  19. managerial0550

    managerial0550 New Member

    no clue on the payscale. I would just pass your information to the right person.
  20. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I heard it was something like $300 per doctoral student and that is good (the way it was explained) because they will only submit 2-3 papers per semester.

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