Faculty, Contributing - B.S. Healthcare Management (Virtual)
Walden University is an accredited institution that has been serving the higher education needs of professionals for more than 40 years. Walden continues its tradition of quality as it grows. Walden's School of Health Sciences seeks faculty members for the B.S. in Healthcare Management course-based and competency-based education (CBE) programs to commit to part-time positions. This is an opportunity for candidates to share their professional experience and academic knowledge with students across the country and around the world. With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, the faculty member can teach on his or her own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.
Walden University seeks a dynamic, innovative faculty member for this contributing (part-time) position in the B.S. in Healthcare Managementcourse-based and competency-based education (CBE) programs. Key responsibilities of this position include teaching courses in the following content areas: health informatics, human resources, health insurance and reimbursement, and/or healthcare quality and safety.
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; and assessment of academic integrity of student work (including use of Safe Assign). Teaching assignments are contingent upon successful completion of required training. During the first term of teaching, faculty members will 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 Systems (LMS) Blackboard and Brightspace (for CBE), and are responsible for interacting with students within the LMS on average 8-10 hours per week. 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, responses to student questions must be posted within 24-48 hours, and substantial, individualized feedback on student assignments must be returned within 3-5 days. The university suggests regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats; two office hours per week are required based on program policy.
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.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate will:
- Have a minimum of an earned doctorate degree in the field of study or closely related field for faculty teaching undergraduate courses.
- Have a demonstrated record of high quality instruction, as shown by a minimum of 2 years of undergraduate teaching experience or an extensive record of relevant professional expertise; teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.
- Have a commitment to supporting student success in a diverse population of adult learners.
- Have a commitment to the social change mission of Walden University.
- Have experience with Learning Management Systems and leveraging technology in learning (required).
- Be expected to perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
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 6–8 hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting (e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary).
Faculty members are expected to have a personal computer with virus protection and Internet access. 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.