Walden University is an accredited institution that has been serving the higher education needs of professionals for more than 40 years. Offered online, Walden's doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs are designed to help students achieve their goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the lives of others.
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership seeks faculty who are experienced in Educational Technology with specialization in Educational Researchto fill part time academic faculty positions mentoring dissertations. These academic faculty members will report to content area specific Program Directors and will work closely with Specialization Coordinators, academic advising, and administrative staff within the RWR College of Education and Leadership.
These contributing, part-time faculty will be invited to serve as chair and second members of dissertation committees with the PhD educational technology program. They may also be invited to serve as third committee member quality reviewers.
Faculty members educate Walden University students by effectively and proficiently using online technology and resources so that knowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to and shared with students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, well written, and timely communications. This is accomplished in an environment that is respectful of student, the Faculty Member, Walden University, and the discipline in which the Faculty Member is involved. Faculty Members are expected to adhere to all Walden University Faculty expectations, which are clearly set forth to the Faculty Member at the start of his/her employment with the University.
Responsibilities of this position include:
- Serve as first or second member of dissertation committees.
- May be asked to serve as University Research Reviewers
- May be asked to participate in program and university based residencies
All new Faculty Members receive specific training from Walden University in the techniques of online teaching; use of an electronic learning platform; specifics of the policies, procedures and degree programs of the School or College in which they are going to teach; socialization into the Walden University culture; assessment of academic integrity of student work (including use of www.turnitin.com); and research supervision of dissertations.
This position is primarily to serve on dissertation committees. Committee chairs are assigned to committee-related courses and are expected to check and respond to student posts at least once each week.
Faculty Members may be invited to teach a course that is taught using the Blackboard platform. Faculty are responsible for interacting with students within this platform. Discussion Boards for classrooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Although postings to the classroom may be done at any time of day, they must be completed in a timely manner in accordance with the Faculty Handbook or other criteria established by Walden University. As such, Faculty Members are expected to be in the classroom a minimum of 4 days per week and responses to student questions must be posted within 48 hours. Faculty Members are required to verify the accuracy of student postings and submissions and to provide feedback and grades to students through Blackboard. In addition, Faculty members will publish their availability to students.
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Faculty members are required to have an adequate computer to handle an electronic learning platform, keyboard, pointing device, and computer monitor. All other tools are knowledge-based or training-based through Walden University. The Faculty Member must be able to use Microsoft Office products (MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint), zip software, and Adobe Acrobat and must have reliable Internet access as well as alternate access in cases where primary access becomes unavailable.
Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by a country's ministry of education in the discipline being taught, and may be expected to be licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specific programs. Faculty Members must maintain their licenses and any appropriate certifications in order to continue to teach at Walden University. Faculty Members are also expected to maintain currency with research by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. If participating in research, the Faculty Member may publish and acknowledge Walden University.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Earned doctorate in Educational Technology or closely related field from an accredited university
- Experience serving on and/or chairing dissertation committees. This MUST be evident on CV.
- Candidates should possess a significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of Education
- Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment
- Teaching, advising and mentoring; commitment to the promotion of scholarly research and the recruitment and development of a diverse faculty; excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills.
- May be invited to perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
- Experience with distance learning preferred.
Work is performed from your home or preferred work environment. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment.