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FT Research Core Faculty - DHA Program (Virtual)

Job ID 48324BR Date posted 09/01/2020 Institution Walden University City Virtual
Walden's School of Health Sciences seeks a full-time research core faculty to serve as doctoral level course instructors/content experts for the Doctor of Healthcare Administration program. The position entails course instruction, dissertation mentoring, training and developing research faculty under the guidance of the program director.

The position is a remote position, allowing individuals to work from home or any location, with a minimal requirement for travel as needed for graduation ceremonies, select meetings and/or residencies at predetermined times of the year.


Walden University seeks dynamic, engaged and supportive doctoral faculty research mentors that have strong communication and learning-relationship skills for this full-time position in the School of Health Sciences Key responsibilities of this position are to teach and facilitate doctoral student learning during the coursework and dissertation phase of their program, to engage and support doctoral students as emerging scholar-practitioners, and to contribute to course development and improvement teams. Core research faculty also engage in instructional quality reviews, and training and developing part-time faculty.Faculty FT Graduate

What to expect as a Walden core research 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:
  • 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.

Doctoral Course Teaching & Learning Facilitation:

As indicated above, effective instruction will focus on both the content of the course, and on assisting in the evolving development of each student as a doctoral scholar. Faculty are expected to engage with students to support learning, and are required to be active within the Blackboard LMS course (discussions, announcements, group areas, etc.) a minimum of 4 days per week, and to respond to student questions within 48 hours. Faculty Members are required to verify the academic integrity of student postings and submissions and to provide grades and relevant, actionable, supportive feedback to students through Blackboard.

Program Administration:

In addition to developing students, core research faculty are responsible for monitoring the instructional quality of major courses and in the dissertation phase of the program. Core research faculty work in coordination with the Program Director to train and develop contributing faculty in the areas of instruction and doctoral research.

Full-time core research faculty are required to serve on committees and complete other duties as assigned in order to ensure the success of students and the program.

Academic Credentials:

Doctoral 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. EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

Candidates should possess:
  • 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 Healthcare, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Management, Health Services or Health (required).
  • Strong relationship-building skills with students with diverse backgrounds.
  • Successful mentoring relationships that support mutual inquiry and student outcomes.
  • Advocating for the learning and development needs of students.
  • Strong writing, research, and oral communication skills.
  • Three years of effective teaching experience at the degree level of program (preferred).
  • Online experience at the degree level of program (preferred.).

Ideally, a candidate should be able to demonstrate:
  • Success at building effective student learning relationships that support mutual inquiry and doctoral quality student progress and learning outcomes. This includes the ability to provide clear expectations and helping students “know what to do next”.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the school, college and University.

Ideally, a candidate should be strongly committed to:
  • Advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment.
  • Supporting the development of Walden University students to foster positive social change as scholar-practitioners.
  • Training and developing part-time faculty.
  • 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.


All new Faculty Members receive specific training from Walden University with respect to best practices in online learning facilitation, doctoral mentoring, and 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.


Full-time Doctoral level faculty are required 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 is required in order to attend faculty meetings, student graduation and residencies .

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

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