Faculty, FT Core- Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Virtual)
Walden continues its tradition of quality as it grows. Walden's School of Counseling seeks faculty members for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program’s core (full-time) faculty positions. This is an opportunity for candidates to share their professional experience and academic knowledge with students across the country and around the world. This is a remote position; with a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, the faculty member can teach from any location.
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; assessment of academic integrity of student work (including use of www.turnitin.com); and research supervision of theses and dissertations. Teaching and mentorship assignments are contingent upon successful completion of required training. During the first term of teaching, faculty members may 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 System (LMS), and are responsible for interacting with students within the LMS. 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 and responses to student questions must be posted within 48 hours. The university suggests regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats; office hours may be required based on program or college policy.
Faculty mentors may be assigned to work one-on-one with students to help students meet the research requirements of their degree. Faculty members are responsible for the provision of timely feedback, approval, assessment, and evaluation of each student's work within the classroom.
Graduate-level faculty may be invited to attend Residencies held domestically or internationally, where they will teach face-to-face intensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-wide discussions. Core (full-time) faculty may be required to attend and teach at face-to-face residencies.
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.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Core faculty members may be required to perform other duties and responsibilities, including administrative, supervisory, and management tasks, as determined by the program leadership. Faculty members may be asked to serve on faculty governance or academic policy committees, and, in general, participate in other ways to strengthen the academic reputation of Walden University.
Core faculty may be required to travel to university events and residencies, throughout the year, at a minimum of once per quarter. When traveling to these events, the faculty member will be expected to fully participate in the event.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
- The successful candidate will have:
An earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from an accredited university and preferably from a CACREP accredited program
- A significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of counseling and Counselor Education.
- Three or more years of experience teaching and mentoring Masters level students and/or Doctoral students including directing research projects
- An interest in establishing a scholarly community of counseling students.
- The ability to assume a leadership role in coordinating administrative aspects of the program and functioning as a governing core faculty member
- ·The ability to provide leadership and support in program assessment
- Experience supervising students in their field training experience.
- Commitment to the goals of diversity and social change
- Ability to work with non-traditional students
- Experience working with individuals, couples and families in private practice and/or administering an agency 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.
- Ability to participate in residencies, national faculty meetings and other work-related travel.
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).
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