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PT Contributing Faculty, PhD Management Dissertation Mentor
Walden’s Ph.D. in Management, DBA, MBA, and BSBA degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education.
Walden’s College of Management and Technology seeks contributing faculty who are experienced researchers to fill part-time academic faculty positions. These contributing faculty members will report to the PhD Management Program Director. Part-time faculty are primarily responsible for student research mentoring in the PhD Management program within the College and Management and Technology.
All new Faculty Members receive specific training from Walden University in the use of an electronic learning platforms (Blackboard), specifics of the policies, procedures and degree programs of the School or College in which they are going to serve, socialization into the Walden University culture, assessment of academic integrity of student work (including use of www.SafeAssign.com), to support research supervision of doctoral dissertations.
Residencies and Travel:
Some travel may be requested (maximally once per quarter).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
PhD Management Contributing faculty members primary responsibility will be to chair and/or serve as second members on doctoral dissertation committees as methodologists and/or content experts. Another responsibility contributing faculty members may have are assignments as University Research Reviewers (URRs) for doctoral dissertations. Infrequently and based on student enrollment, and when applicable, Contributing Faculty may be asked to participate in university and school-based residencies, and will be invited to instruct content courses or to instruct research methodology courses, they are credentialed to teach.
Contributing faculty should be reasonably accessible to their students. Faculty members are expected to be available to students outside of the course discussion board. 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, or other appropriate documents.
Faculty Members, including committee chairs, may be 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, postings and responses must be completed in a timely manner in accordance with the Faculty Handbook or other criteria established by Walden University and the program to which they are assigned. As such, Contributing Faculty members are expected to be in classrooms a minimum of 4 days per week and post responses to student’s questions within 48 hours. Faculty Members are required to verify the quality of student postings and submissions, and to provide feedback and grades to students through Blackboard.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
PhD in management or a related field from an accredited institution required
Proof of serving on at least 4 doctoral committees (preferably Chair of the committee)
Evidence of continuing scholarly or creative work within the past 5 years. Proficient in APA 6th and 7th editions
Strong research methodology background in quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods in research
Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment; supervising student research (at the graduate level); commitment to the promotion of applied research that contributes to Walden’s mission of positive social change
Excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relation skills
Experience working in an online instructional setting at the graduate level
Participation in Mentor Training will be required
Must have access and be comfortable in electronic communication environment (Blackboard preferred). Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft products (Microsoft Office 365 preferred). Must have experience with Microsoft 365 TEAMS and/or Zoom for outside meetings with faculty and students
Contributing faculty provide their own laptops and are expected to use the Walden University Blackboard platform and the Microsoft 365 tools with their assigned Walden email addresses in their Walden activities. Walden University provides a Walden e-mail account and access to the learning platform, password-protected faculty sections of the website, university and college listservs, and other faculty communications tools. Other technology and software platforms may also be provided to the core faculty member, as determined by position responsibilities and programmatic needs.
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.
Experience with Office 365 Exchange programs preferred. Blackboard Platform for online classroom delivery preferred.
An equal opportunity employer, Walden University offers competitive compensation, training, and the opportunity to impact the lives of highly motivated adult learners.