PhD Nursing Core Faculty
About Walden University
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 School of Nursing program seeks faculty members for the PHD program’s core (full-time) faculty position. This is an opportunity for candidates to share their professional experience and academic knowledge with students across the country and around the world. This is a remote position; with a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, the faculty member can teach from any location.
This is a virtual faculty position that will permit faculty to work remotely from anywhere
Opportunity at a Glance
Walden University seeks a dynamic, innovative faculty member for this core (full-time) position in the PHD program. 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.
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.
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.
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. Core (full-time) faculty may be required to attend and teach at face-to-face and virtual residencies.
- 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.
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.
The successful candidate will:
- Master degree in Nursing AND an earned PHD in a related field from an accredited institution, with demonstrated coursework in one of the specialization areas: education, health care administration, public health policy, leadership/management, informatics.
- Current RN licensure in one of the 50 states in the US required. Licensure in additional states may also be required depending on evolving state regulations.
- Expertise in areas as research/scholarship, theory, health care policy, project development, leadership, health care administration, etc. are essential to ensure a qualified, quality compliment of faculty in the program.
- Distinguished record of scholarship including externally funded research and peer reviewed publications in one of the specialization areas (Nursing education, Leadership, Public Health Policy, Health Care Administration, Informatics).
- Minimum of two years’ experience teaching graduate courses in one of the specialty areas is preferred (Education, Leadership, Health Policy, or Health Care Administration and informatics)
- Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment; teaching, advising and mentoring.
- Experience serving on dissertation supervisory committees and/or doctoral level committees is preferred. Excellent communication, ability for teamwork, and human-relations skills is required.
- Evidence of current RN licensure in one of the 50 states in the US required.
- Experience with distance learning preferred.
- Possess excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skill
In support of the pay transparency laws enacted across the country, the expected salary range for this position is between $68,637.22 and $124,230.14. Actual pay will be adjusted based on job-related factors permitted by law, such as experience and training; geographic location; licensure and certifications; market factors; departmental budgets; and responsibility. 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. The position qualifies for the below benefits.
Adtalem offers a robust suite of benefits including:
- Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
- 401k Retirement Program + 6% employer match
- Participation in Adtalem’s Flexible Time Off (FTO) Policy
- 12 Paid Holidays
For more information related to our benefits please visit: https://careers.adtalem.com/benefits.
You are also eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.
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