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Faculty, Contributing-University Research Reviewer (URR) Public Policy  « Position Deleted on 5/16/2013 »

Institution: Walden University - Minneapolis
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Category:
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Public Administration & Policy
Posted: 04/26/2013
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct
This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs
Req Number: 1812BR
City: Virtual

Job Title

Faculty, Contributing-University Research Reviewer (URR) Public Policy

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 Public Policy & Administration is seeking part-time faculty members to serve as University Research Reviewers ( URR) for dissertations for the Ph.D. Public Policy Administration and MS Nonprofit Management & Leadership programs.

The URR's role is to work 80% of the time as a reviewer in the URR process with the student and his/her committee to guarantee the quality of the research process. Faculty members wishing to serve as a URR must complete URR Training in addition to the Dissertation Mentoring Training and New Faculty Orientation. The URR must complete reviews in a collaborative and timely manner as required by policy and be available to consult with faculty and students regarding any issues related to the review process

Share your professional experience and academic knowledge with students across the country and around the world. With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, you can teach on your own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.

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.

Training:

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.

Course Teaching/Availability:

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.

Residencies:
Faculty Members may attend Residencies which are held domestically or internationally, where they will teach intensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-wide discussions.

Travel:
Some travel may be required to attend academic residencies, National Faculty meetings and/or commencement activities.

External Requirements

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Earned doctorate in the field of study or closely related field for faculty teaching graduate level courses
  • Candidates should possess a significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of study
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience at the degree level of the program is preferred
  • Strong research methodology background in quantitative, qualitative and/or mixed methods is preferred.
  • 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 distance learning preferred.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

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.

Technology Requirements:

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.

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.