GENERAL SUMMARY :
Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others. Degree programs include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering. Our challenging programs are designed to help students make a difference in the lives of children, the health of communities, or the success of an organization.
The Academic Program Coordinator is a full-time virtual (remote) position reporting to the Academic Program Director for the Ph.D. in Management program. The successful candidate will teach a partial course load (including mentoring doctoral students); coordinate course scheduling, course assignment, and dissertation committee processes; and work closely with the relevant School and College academic advising and administrative staffs and faculty to address a variety of academic and student issues.
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 timely, thoughtful, carefully formulated, and well written communications. This is accomplished in an environment that is respectful of students, 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Course instruction, course content development, and other curricular activities as needed Dissertation mentorship and dissertation committee membership.
- Course Scheduling and assignment of Lead Faculty, Instructors, and Mentors.
- Coordination of dissertation committees, including reviewing proposed dissertation committee member credentials and making recommendations for the approval of committees; providing dissertation committee information related to policies; reviewing requests and making recommendations for changes of dissertation committee membership; and matching and monitoring URR assignments.
- Participation in face-to-face academic residencies held throughout the United States and internationally Service on university and school committees and for school initiatives as needed Engagement in scholarship.
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 (including use of www.turnitin.com), and research supervision of theses and dissertations.
Faculty Members are assigned courses, which are taught using the Blackboard 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 feedback and grades to students through Blackboard.
Walden expects faculty to be reasonably accessible to students. Faculty members are expected to be available to students outside the course discussion board and in addition to providing substantive feedback on assignments and postings. Faculty members will publish their availability to students through course syllabi, instructor information in the classroom, and/or other appropriate documents. The university suggests regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats.
Core Faculty (Full Time) may be required to attend Residencies held domestically or internationally, where they will teach intensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-wide discussions.
Knowledge Area Module (KAM)
In certain programs Faculty Members will be expected to participate in KAM instruction, in which they work one-on-one with Students in the development of the Learning Agreement and the KAM demonstration. Faculty Members are responsible for the provision of timely feedback, approval, assessment, and evaluation of each Student’s work within the electronic classroom.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
Some travel could be required (minimally once per quarter)
Faculty Members may be required to chair and/or participate on thesis/dissertation committees. Some Faculty Members are also involved in supervising field training and skill development courses. 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.
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED:
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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Earned doctorate in management or a closely related discipline. A significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field, including professional publications and conference presentations.
- A minimum of three to five years teaching experience at the graduate level.
- Experience with online learning as a faculty member and/or administrator.
- Experience supervising student research at the graduate level.
- Ability to mentor and motivate adult learners in a distance-education environment.
- Excellent leadership, communication, team participation, and human relation skills.
- Ability to work with adult learners with variable skill levels, various learning styles as well as diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
- Some travel required.
To apply visit: http://www.waldenu.edu/careers and search req # 2717BR