Faculty PT- Dissertation Mentor - PhD Education/Doctor of Education (Virtual)
APPLY NOW Job ID 49554BR Date posted 01/19/2021 Institution Walden University City Virtual
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership seeks dynamic, engaged, and supportive doctoral faculty research mentors that have strong communication and learning-relationship skills for this part-time position in the Ph.D. in Education and Doctor of Education programs. Key responsibilities of this position are to facilitate doctoral student learning during the dissertation and doctoral capstone phase of their program and to engage and support doctoral students as emerging scholar-practitioners.
These contributing, part-time faculty will be invited to serve as chairs and second members of dissertation committees within various Ph.D. in Education and Doctor of Education programs. Priority will be given to those with K-12 and/or special education experience.
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 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.
•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
critical thinking and “learning to learn” skills.
Responsibilities of this position include:
- Serve as first or second member of dissertation committees.
- Will be asked to complete Walden- and program-based training before first assignment. Follow-up training will also be required by the university from time to time.
- May be asked to participate in program and university-based residencies.
This position is primarily to serve on dissertation committees. Committee chairs are assigned to committee-related research forums and are expected to check and respond to students as required by the faculty handbook and program policy.
- Earned doctorate in education or a closely related field from an accredited university.
- K-12 and/or special education experience preferred
- Experience chairing dissertation committees to the completion of dissertation process.
- Candidates should possess a significant and current record of professional contributions to the field of education. Record of the study of K-12 environments and/or special education is desirable.
- Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in an eLearning environment.
- Teaching, advising and mentoring; commitment to the promotion of scholarly research; excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills.
- May be invited to perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
•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.
Ideally, a candidate should be strongly committed to:
•Supporting the development of Walden University students to foster positive social change as scholar-practitioners.
•Best practices in teaching, research, advising and mentoring.
•The ongoing professional development of themselves as faculty.
•The willingness to perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
Our goal is to have a diverse workforce that is representative of our students and our communities. Laureate is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring based upon merit. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform with or without reasonable accommodations. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Walden University is required not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program or activities, and does not do so. This prohibition extends to admissions and employment. For more information on Walden University’s Title IX policy, including the application of Title IX, please click here.