Faculty, Contributing - I/O Psychology Graduate Programs (Virtual)

Walden University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Walden University is an accredited institution that has been serving the higher education needs of professionals for more than 50 years. Walden University is a pioneer in student-centered distance education. An accredited graduate institution with a mission for social change, Walden is dedicated to high academic standards and helping students make a difference in their professions, organizations and communities. Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others.

Contributing Faculty Members serve in a part-time capacity to 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.

This is an opportunity for candidates to share their professional experience and academic knowledge, particularly in the areas of course instruction, research mentoring, and developing students across the country and around the world. With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, the faculty can teach on his or her own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.Orientation Training
All new Contributing 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 Safeassign), and research supervision of theses and dissertations.

Course Instruction
Contributing Faculty Members are assigned course(s), 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 over the course of each quarter. Although faculty 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 Walden University policies. Per the handbook, responses to posted or emailed student questions must be made within 48 hours during the work week. Contributing Faculty Members are required to verify the accuracy of student postings and submissions and to provide feedback and grades to students through Blackboard.

Dissertation Mentoring
Contributing Faculty Members once they complete initial training and training associated with institutional dissertation processes and procedures are expected to mentor students either in their role as a Dissertation Chair or Second Committee Member. They will also be required to take Institutional Review Board training. This will require providing timely reviews of the doctoral study draft documents leading to the development of a initial prospectus, study proposal, and final dissertation. It will also entail meeting and working together with other faculty members that comprise the student’s committee. Generally, faculty start out in a Second Committee Member role and upon gaining experience transition to become a Dissertation Chair. After gaining further experience as a Dissertation Chair, some Contributing Faculty Members will be invited to become University Research Reviewers. To qualify they will have to take additional training for this new role representing the maintenance of institutional quality standards.Dissertation Residencies
Contributing Faculty Members may but are not required to attend domestic or international residencies, where they teach intensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-wide discussions.

Faculty Availability
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.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time. Such duties may include curriculum and course development, lead faculty for courses, and

Some travel could be requstd, but it is generally not required. Most travel is associated with attending graduation, facilitating dissertation residencies, or supporting intensives

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. Appropriate 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. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • Earned doctorate in the field of study or closely related field (or recognized by a country’s Ministry of Education or Counsel of Higher Education).
  • Candidates should possess a significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of industrial, business, or organizational psychology, including experience in its practice
  • Three to five years of teaching experience at the graduate level of the program is preferred
  • Two years or more of online or technology-enabled instruction experience 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.


    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.

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