Faculty PT-EdD Early Childhood (Virtual) job in Virtual
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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.
Walden continues its tradition of quality as it grows. Walden's Richard W. Riley College of Education seeks faculty members for the Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy PhD in Education and the Early Childhood Education EdD programs to commit to part-time positions. This is an opportunity for candidates to share their professional experience and academic knowledge with students across the country and around the world. With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, the faculty member can teach on his or her own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.
Walden University seeks dynamic, innovative faculty members for this contributing (part-time) position in the early childhood doctoral programs. Key responsibilities of this position include mentoring students and teaching courses.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Part-time faculty in the programs will be expected to:
Participate as chair and second on several doctoral committees.
Teach courses as agreed upon with supervisor during the 11-week quarter.
- Provide substantial feedback to students in accordance to University guidelines, including answering all emails and posted questions within 48 hours.
- Participate in meetings as needed.
- Complete the New Faculty Orientation required of all new full-time and part-time faculty.
- Complete the Dissertation Mentoring Training required of all committee members.
Communicate as needed with the Lead Faculty member on issues with technology, course design, and unique candidate challenges. Suggest course improvements as needed.
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. Training
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; and research supervision of 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) Blackboard, 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.
Faculty committee members maintain regular communication with their students and their peers. Students are enrolled in advising sections/courses with chairpersons and communicate with committee members via email and Taskstream submissions. Voice-to-voice meetings are expected.
Contributing faculty members may have the opportunity to travel to university events and residencies. When traveling to these events, the faculty member will be expected to fully participate in the event.
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. Faculty members must maintain any appropriate certifications 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 and EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate will:
- Have earned a doctorate in the field of early childhood education or a closely related field.
- Have a commitment to supporting student success in a diverse population of adult learners.
Have experience working on doctoral committees as both a content and methodological expert, providing consistent and reliable instruction of methodology and strong, consistent supervision of student research.
- Promote a collegial and collaborative relationship with the chair, other committee members, and the student through facilitative communication.
- Possess a record of academic (i.e., publications, presentations) and/or professional contributions to the field of study.
- Have experience with Learning Management Systems and leveraging technology in learning (required).
Be willing to perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
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.
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