Academic Program Coordinator - School of Nursing - PhD Nursing (Virtual)
Job ID 19824BRDate posted 02/14/2017Institution Walden UniversityCity Virtual
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.
The School of Nursing within the College of Health Science is accepting applications for full-time employment, and is seeking an Academic Program Coordinator with a strong background and scholarship in nursing to provide leadership to the PhD Nursing Program. This is a Full-Time 12- month Faculty position that reports to the PhD Nursing Academic Program Director. The position is primarily teaching with administrative responsibilities described below. This faculty will assist in the maintenance of graduate nursing courses and work with a team of nursing faculty as well as administrators in the College to continually improve the nursing programs and the PhD program in particular. The ability to coordinate a large program is essential.
Primary responsibilities are to teach advance nursing courses in the PhD Nursing program with administrative responsibilities. Additionally, faculty will be responsible for maintaining a program of scholarship; collaborating with the Program Director in course scheduling and assignments; facilitating curriculum review and updates; evaluating faculty; assisting with faculty recruitment, orientation, development and mentoring, participating in school and university committee service; collaborating the Field Education Center in the clinical placement of students, and evaluating the academic program.
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 timely, thoughtful, carefully formulated, and well written communications. This is accomplished in an environment that is respectful of students, 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.
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.
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). 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 use a 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.
Licensing/Certification: 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 states. Faculty Members must maintain their licenses 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: May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Some travel required (minimally twice per year)
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: • Earned Masters in Nursing (MSN) and an earned PhD in Nursing or Doctorate (preferably in Nursing) from an accredited institution. • Candidates should possess a record of professional contributions to the field of nursing. • Five years demonstrated experience teaching advance nursing courses in a PhD in Nursing program preferred • Two or more years of experience coordinating an PhD in Nursing program or specialization. • Experience is developing and implementing a PhD in Nursing or nursing specialization preferred. • At least five years of advanced nursing experience as a doctoral prepared nurse. • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment; teaching, advising and mentoring. • Must be committed to the recruitment and development of a diverse faculty • Possess excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills • Experience in gathering, organizing, and preparing materials for program accreditation • In addition, evidence of current RN licensure required • Experience in developing and teaching online courses is preferred