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Faculty, Contributing - Methodologist, DBA Program (Virtual)

Job ID 20743BR Date posted 12/07/2017 Institution Walden University City Virtual
Walden's Ph.D. in Management, DBA, MBA, and BSBA degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education.

Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others. Degree programs include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering. Our challenging programs are designed to help students make a difference in the lives of children, the health of communities, businesses and the success of an organization.

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.

The College of Management and Technology seeks faculty who are experienced researchers to fill part time academic faculty positions. These academic faculty members will report to the Program Director-DBA Program. Part time faculty are primarily responsible for student research mentoring within the doctoral degree programs of the College and Management and Technology. Specifically faculty will be required to chair and/or serve as second members on dissertation and doctoral study committees as methodologists and/or serve as University Research Reviewers and/or instruct methodology courses.


All new 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, and research supervision of theses and dissertations.

Course Teaching
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.

Chair dissertation and doctoral study committees as methodologists
Serve as University Research Reviewers
Serve as the second member of committees as methodologists
Participation in university and school based residencies
Teach courses as assigned

Faculty Members may be required to attend Residencies held domestically or internationally, (Part-time faculty may, but are not required to attend), where they will teach intensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-wide discussions.

Walden expects faculty to be reasonably accessible to students. Faculty members are expected to be available to students outside of 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.


  • Ph.D. or DBA in business or a related field from an accredited institution required
  • Proof of serving on at least 4 doctoral committees (preferably Chair of committee)
  • Evidence of continuing scholarly or creative work within the past five years. Proficient in APA 6th edition
  • Strong research methodology background in quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods in research and/or methodology
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment; supervising student research (preferred at the graduate level); commitment to the promotion of applied research that contributes to Walden's mission of contributing to positive social change
  • Excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relation skills
  • Experience working in an online instructional setting at the university level
  • Participation in Mentor Training will be required
  • Must have access and be comfortable in electronic communication environment
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