Contributing Faculty Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/Master of the Arts in Elementary Education (Teacher Licensure) (Remote)
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Walden University is a pioneer in student-centered distance education. An accredited graduate institution with a mission for social change, Walden is dedicated to high academic standards and helping students make a difference in their professions, organizations, and communities. Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others.
Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/Master of the Arts in Elementary Education) program seeks contributing faculty who are experienced scholar-practitioners, and mentors, to fill part-time teaching positions K-6 experience, and doctoral committee experience is preferred. Part-time faculty are primarily responsible for teaching bachelor and masters level courses, monitoring course quality and engaging with other members of the Elementary Education team to ensure program quality.
Walden University is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). More than 50 years ago, Walden University was founded to support adult learners in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and communities. Students from across the U.S. and more than 115 countries are pursuing a certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree online at Walden. The university offers more than 100 online degree and certificate programs. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, hlcommission.org. For more information, please visit WaldenU.edu and WaldenFacts.com.
Opportunity at a Glance
Contributing faculty members serve in a part-time capacity to 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 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.
Faculty Members are assigned a course, which is taught using the eCollege 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. Per the faculty handbook, 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.
Education and Experience
Candidates should possess:
- Earned doctorate in the field of study or closely related field (or recognized by a country’s Ministry of Education or Counsel of Higher Education) and:
- at least 18 graduate credits in Elementary Education or in the area of instruction (e.g. Science, Social Studies, Reading, Math); or
- completed a dissertation or published peer-reviewed research in Elementary Education or in the area of instruction (e.g. Science, Social Studies, Reading, Math);
- Three or more years of experience as an elementary school teacher of record, including at least one year aligned to the scope and content area of the position’s area of instruction.
- Candidates should possess a significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of Elementary Education.
- Strong relationship-building skills with students with diverse backgrounds.
- Effective teaching experience at the degree level of program (preferred).
- Online experience at the degree level of program (preferred.).
Ideally, a candidate should be able to demonstrate:
- Success at building effective student learning relationships that support mutual inquiry and quality student progress and learning outcomes.
- Strong servant leadership dispositions. This includes the ability to listen carefully to students, and to be approachable and supportive within Walden’s policies.
- Strong time-management and co-project management skills.
Ideally, a candidate should be strongly committed to:
- Supporting the development of Walden University students to foster positive social change as scholar-practitioners.
- Best practices in teaching, research, advising and mentoring.
- The ongoing professional development of themselves as faculty.
- The willingness to perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Faculty members are required to have an adequate computer to manage 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.
Candidates should possess a significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of education, including experience in the practice mathematics, science, and technology with a working knowledge of contemporary issues in education and curriculum and instruction.
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 applied research and the recruitment and development of a diverse faculty; excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills.
Experience with online instruction preferred.
Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by a country's Master of education in the discipline being taught, and may be expected to be licensed or license-eligible to teach in specific programs.
Faculty Members must maintain their licenses and any appropriate certifications to continue to teach at Walden University.
Faculty Members are also expected to maintain currency with research by writing and reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. If participating in research, the Faculty Member may publish and acknowledge Walden University
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.
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