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Adjunct Faculty - Dissertation Chair, Social Work Program

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  1. Part-time
  2. Faculty
  3. Walden University

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About Walden University

Walden University, an Adtalem Global Education institution, supports a diverse community of adult learners from across the U.S. and other countries, who seek to achieve their academic goals and make positive, lasting social change in their professions and communities. Walden is a B Corporation with a mission to provide a diverse community of career professionals who have the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners to positively affect social change. Walden offers more than 100 online degree and certificate programs, for students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or certificate. Walden University has graduated more than 174,000 students and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Job Description

Walden continues its tradition of quality as it grows. Walden's School of Social Work and Human Services seeks faculty members for the Ph.D. in Social Work and the DSW 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.

GENERAL SUMMARY

Walden University seeks a dynamic, innovative faculty member for this contributing (part-time) position in the Ph.D. in Social Work and the DSW programs. Key responsibilities of this position include teaching courses and mentoring student research. 

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.

Course Teaching/Availability

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.

Research Mentorship

Faculty mentors may be assigned to work one-on-one with students to help students meet the research requirements of their degree. Faculty members are responsible for the provision of timely feedback, approval, assessment, and evaluation of each student's work within the classroom.

Residencies

Graduate-level faculty may be invited to attend Residencies held domestically or internationally, where they will teach face-to-face intensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-wide discussions. Contributing (part-time) faculty may be invited to participate but are not required to attend.


Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • An earned Ph.D. or DSW from an accredited university in Social Work.
  • An earned MSW from CSWE-accredited social work program
  • Experience sitting on/chairing dissertation committees
  • Possess a significant record of academic (i.e., publications, presentations) and/or professional contributions to the field of study.
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience at the degree level of the program and one year of online teaching experience is preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of post MSW practice experience is preferred
  • A commitment to supporting student success in a diverse population of adult learners.
  • Have a commitment to the social change mission of Walden University.
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems and leveraging technology in learning (required).
  • Proficiency with SPSS for quantitative faculty and/or NVivo for qualitative faculty, preferred. 
  • Be expected to perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

Technology Requirements

Faculty members are expected to have a personal computer with virus protection and Internet access. 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.

Tools/Technical Skills

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.

Licensing/Certification

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.

Travel

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. For core faculty, there will be required travel throughout the year. 


Additional Information

in support of the pay transparency laws enacted across the country, the expected compensation rate for this position is as follows:

  • Graduate Course Instruction: $1,560 - $4,080 per Quarter or Semester, depending on type of course taught and length of course
  • Undergraduate Course Instruction: $700 - $2,200 per quarter, depending on type of course taught and length of course

    Actual pay may be adjusted based on job-related factors permitted by law, such as type of course taught; experience and training; geographic location; licensure and certifications; market factors; departmental budgets; and responsibility. Walden also offers other opportunities for its contributing faculty members, such as dissertation/doctoral study committee chair positions, research reviewing, and dissertation and doctoral study mentoring.

    Our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

 

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

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