Full-time Faculty - School of Nursing - MSN Core (Virtual) job in Virtual
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The School of Nursing seeks dynamic, innovative faculty for a full-time teaching position in the Master of Science in Nursing program. Primary responsibilities are to teach MSN core nursing courses. The position reports to the MSN Program Director. The faculty will assist in developing strategies for student retention and success in the MSN program. The faculty will also collaborate with the Core Coordinator in facilitating curriculum review and updates; orientation of new contributing faculty, development and mentoring, participating in school and university committee service, and evaluating the academic program. Additionally, faculty will be responsible for maintaining a program of scholarship
Walden's MSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
What to Expect as a Walden Faculty Member
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 the student, the faculty member, Walden University, and the discipline in which the faculty member is involved.
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 theses and dissertations. Teaching and mentorship assignments are contingent upon successful completion of required training. During the first term of teaching, faculty members may be assigned a faculty peer mentor (senior colleague) as an extension of their new instructor training. Peer mentors will continue to support instruction and provide peer reviews of the classroom on a regular basis.
Faculty members are assigned courses, which are taught using the Learning Management System (LMS), and are responsible for interacting with students within the LMS. Discussion Boards for classrooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. 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. The university suggests regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats; office hours may be required based on program or college policy.
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 must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or an institution that is 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.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Core faculty members may be required to perform other duties and responsibilities, including administrative, supervisory, and management tasks, as determined by the program leadership. Faculty members may be asked to serve on faculty governance or academic policy committees, and, in general, participate in other ways to strengthen the academic reputation of Walden University.
Managerial and People Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.
Core faculty may be required to travel to university events and residencies, throughout the year, at a minimum of once per quarter. When traveling to these events, the faculty member will be expected to fully participate in the event.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate will:
- Earned Masters in Nursing (MSN) and an earned Doctorate (preferably in Nursing or related field) from an accredited institution.
- Education and experience in health policy is desirable.
- A record of professional scholarly contributions to the field of nursing and the candidate's specialty.
- A minimum of one year experience of teaching in higher education, preferably at the graduate level.
- Recent clinical/practical experience in candidate's area of specialty is desired.
- Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment.
- Excellent oral and written communication, leadership, team, collaboration and interpersonal skills.
- National certification in the area of nursing education is preferred.
- Evidence of current RN licensure in one of the 50 states in the US required.
- Experience with distance learning preferred.
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).
Core faculty members are expected to have Internet access. Walden University provides a company-owned laptop for use by core faculty, and core faculty members are expected to use this laptop according to the Corporate Computing policy as outlined in the Employee Handbook. Walden University provides a Walden e-mail account and access to the learning platform, password-protected faculty sections of the website, university and college listservs, and other faculty communications tools. Other technology and software platforms may also be provided to the core faculty member, as determined by position responsibilities and programmatic needs.