Contributing Faculty - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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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.
Faculty for the Counseling program are sought to teach and mentor students in their role as mental health counselors as well as dual degree school counselors. The Counseling program focuses on preparing students academically, professionally, and personally to become skilled counselors.
The philosophical foundation of the program is based on a) the scholar-practitioner model, b) culturally relevant pedagogy and practice, c) academic and experiential learning and d) developmental instruction that includes an emphasis on personal growth. The scholar-practitioner training model is designed to develop students who integrate skills, knowledge, and research into practice.
The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the M.S. in School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), an independent accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation that accredits counselor preparation master's degree programs. CACREP accreditation attests to the quality and relevancy of our program.
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.
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 the academic integrity of student work, and research supervision of dissertations.
Faculty Members are assigned a course, which is taught using the Canvas 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. As such, 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. Faculty Members are required to verify the accuracy of student postings and submissions and to provide substantive feedback and grades to students through Canvas by the timelines established each week by the school policies. In addition, faculty members will publish their availability to students for synchronous consultations. The university suggests regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats.
Contributing Faculty may be asked to attend residency/pre-practicum held domestically, where they will teach intensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-wide discussions.
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.
Contributing faculty may complete training in dissertation chairing and service and are eligible to serve on doctoral dissertations.
Completes other duties as assigned
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.
Faculty Members must be licensed as a professional counselor in their state. 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 current with research by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. If participating in research, the Faculty Member may publish and acknowledge Walden University.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Earned doctorate in Counseling or Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program at an accredited institution.
- Current state licensure as a professional counselor
- Minimum of two years of post-graduation experience teaching and mentoring master's and/or doctoral level students, including directing thesis/dissertation research preferred.
- Ability to provide leadership and mentoring for students in the research process and a strongly student-centered nature.
- Interest in establishing a community of care for counseling students.
- Ability to provide gatekeeping for professional counselor dispositions.
- Ability to provide leadership and support in program assessment.
- Ability to assume a significant role in addressing student questions and concerns about the program.
- Experience supervising students in their field training experience.
- Commitment to the goals of diversity and social change.
- Ability to work with non-traditional students.
- Ability to participate in residency/pre-practicum, national faculty meetings and other work-related trainings and events.
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 six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting (e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary).
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.
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