Faculty, Contributing - Ph.D. Psychology - Doctoral Committee
What to expect as a Walden contributing faculty member: Faculty members educate Walden University students by effectively using online technology and resources to provide an engaging and supportive student experience. Faculty members are expected to share their knowledge and give relevant, actionable feedback in carefully formulated timely communication to students. This is accomplished in a student-centric learning environment that is respectful, collaborative and follows Walden University and program specific guidelines. General Expectations Include:
Supporting the development of Walden University students to
foster positive social change as scholar-practitioners.
Best practices in teaching, research, advising and
The ongoing professional development of themselves as
The willingness to perform other duties and responsibilities
that management may deem necessary from time to time.
Training: All new Faculty Members receive training with respect to
best practices in online doctoral mentoring, effective supervision,
and review of dissertations. They also receive socialization into
the Walden University culture of quality, integrity, and
student-learning centeredness and an orientation in their specific
degree program. Residencies: Doctoral level faculty may be asked to
participate in Residencies held domestically or internationally,
where they may teach colloquia, lead writing-intensive workshops,
and facilitate school-wide discussions. Technology
Proficiency/Requirements: Faculty members are expected to maintain
a high level of technical proficiency, and have a strong commitment
to learning new technologies. Faculty are required to have computer
and software resources that enable effective delivery of academic
services to a disbursed community of learners. The Faculty Member
must be able to use Microsoft Office products, and must have
reliable Internet access as well as alternate access as needed.
TRAVEL: Some travel may be requested.
- Supportive engagement at all times - build positive rapport, openness, trust, mutual inquiry and listening to students to help them learn, discover and apply research skills.
- Effective online communications to maintain teaching and social presence and to stimulate
- An earned doctorate in the field of study or a related field (required)
- A record of scholarship, publication and research in methods and research design that is appropriate to support doctoral students in the field of study (required)
- Strong relationship-building skills with students with diverse backgrounds.
- Strong writing, research, and oral communication skills.
- Experience in mentoring doctoral students in the dissertation process (preferred)
- Three years of effective teaching experience at the degree level of program (preferred)
- Online experience at the degree level of program (preferred)
- Success at building effective student learning relationships that support mutual inquiry and doctoral quality student progress and learning outcomes.
- Strong servant leadership dispositions. This includes the ability to listen carefully to students, and to be approachable and supportive within Walden's policies.
- Strong time-management and co-project management skills.