Walden University is an accredited institution that has served 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.
As Walden grows, we continue its tradition of quality. Walden's Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership (CoEL) seeks faculty for the Ph.D. program. Share your professional experience and academic knowledge with students across the country and around the world. With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, you can work on your own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.
The CoEL seeks faculty for the Ph.D. programs who are experienced methodologist to provide expertise on committees as part-time faculty quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods methodologists. These academic faculty members report to the Program Director for Research in the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Licensure Division in the CoEL and will work closely with other faculty, specialization coordinators, program directors, academic advising, and administrative staff within the College.
Responsibilities of this position include
Serve as educational or dissertation committees in the following areas:
- Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
- Early Childhood Education
- Educational Technology
- Learning, Instruction, and Innovations
- Reading Literacy & Leadership
- Special Education
- May be asked to serve as University Research Reviewers on dissertations
- Instruct methodology courses or modules as needed
- Participate in program and university-based residencies
- Attend faculty meetings
What to expect as a Walden Faculty MemberLicensing/Certification: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.
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.
All new Faculty Members receive specific training from Walden University in the techniques of teaching, use of an electronic learning platform, specifics of the policies, procedures and degree programs of the School or College in which they will teach, socialization into the Walden University culture, assessment of academic integrity of student work (including use of www.turnitin.com), and research supervision of theses and dissertations.
This position is primarily to serve on dissertation committees. Committee chairs are assigned to committee-related courses and are expected to actively engage with their students. Second members and URRs do not have committee-related courses, but are expected to respond to students promptly within University guidelines.
Some faculty members are assigned a research course to teach, which is taught using the Blackboard platform, and 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. Some faculty who serve as committee chairs are expected to be in the Research Forum classroom a minimum of one day per week and responses to student questions must be posted within 48 hours.
Some travel may be requested (maximally once per quarter) although it is not a requirement for this position.
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.EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Earned doctorate from an accredited university in education or another discipline with a focus in education
The following criterion should be met for a given methodology: Evidence of using the specific method after graduation from a doctoral program (i.e., a published article, a completed study or project using that method).
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience either teaching or advising doctoral students or researchers (MUST be evident on CV)
- Academic or professional contributions as demonstrated by a research agenda that includes publication and presentation
- Experience working with students online in a distance learning environment
- Experience working with faculty and students from a variety of backgrounds that reflect Walden's mission of broad access to education
- Excellent leadership, mediation, communication, team, and human relations skills
- Active involvement in professional associations and research activities
Knowledge of the process for protecting human participants in research
- Interest in theoretical, applied, or evaluative research
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for 6–8 hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting (e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary).