Req Number: 1997BR
Date updated:: 16-Nov-2012
External Job Description
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.
As Walden grows, we continue its tradition of quality. Walden's School of Psychology seeks part-time, virtual faculty for the Clinical Psychology program at the master's and doctoral level in our new blended (partly in-residence) Clinical Psychology PhD program.
Faculty for the blended program must have the credentials to teach one or more of the following courses, as well as the ability/willingness to travel to Minneapolis at least twice a year to teach the nine-day, in residence portion of the following courses:
· Ethics and standards of psychological practice
· Cognitive assessment
· Personality assessment
· Multicultural psychology
· Consultation and supervision in psychology
· Interventions II (psychological interventions such as psychotherapy, psychoeducational approaches, etc.)
· Writing a quality (dissertation) prospectus in psychology
· Clinical psychopharmacology
We are especially interested in faculty who have the research credentials to supervise Ph.D. dissertations in a chair and/or committee member role, in addition to teaching the courses listed above. Faculty will also be required to participate in university and school based residencies. Additional duties as required.
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 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 of 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 a course, which is 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. In addition, Faculty members will publish their availability to students through course syllabi. The university suggests regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats.
Faculty Members may be required to attend Residencies held domestically or internationally, 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.
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 appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or 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.
Some travel may be requested. Ability to attend at least one blended course with an in-residence component per year is essential, with availability for two or more courses preferred.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
· Earned doctorate in the field of Clinical Psychology (preferably from an APA accredited program), or a related field with experience in Clinical Psychology
· Ability and willingness to travel to Minneapolis at least twice a year to teach a nine-day, in residence portion of the clinical psychology courses outlined (in the general summary).
· Experience supervising student research at the graduate level
· Three to five years of teaching experience at the degree level of the program, with at least one year of online teaching experience preferred.
· Candidates should possess a significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of psychology, including professional publications and conference presentations, and experience in the practice of psychology
· 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 mentoring and motivating learners in a distance-education environment.
· Ability to work with adult learners with variable skill levels and learning styles, as well as diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
· May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.