Walden University is an accredited institution that has been serving the higher education needs of professionals for more than 40 years. Offered online, Walden's doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs are designed to help students achieve their goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the lives of others. As Walden grows, we continue its tradition of quality.
The School of Nursing seeks dynamic, innovative faculty for part time (contributing) positions in the Master of Science in Nursing program's Family Nurse Practitioner/Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner's (FNP/AGNP) track. The program includes the following specialty areas: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health, and Pediatrics.
The key responsibilities of the position are to teach courses in the specialty area of FNP/AGNP. This position reports to the FNP/AGNP Specialty Coordinator in the MSN program in the School of Nursing. Part-time (Contributing) nursing faculty members will also work with other faculty as well as administrators in the College. Additionally, faculty members are responsible for maintaining a program of scholarship and/or practice in the area of their specialty, and may assist with faculty orientation, development, mentoring/monitoring, and evaluation; part-time (contributing) faculty may also participate in school and university committee service.
At this time we are specifically looking for
An Earned Doctorate, Higher Ed Experience, and Scholarship specifically in the following areas: family nurse practitioner, adult nurse practitioner, gerontology nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, or women's health nurse practitioner.
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 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.
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), and research supervision of theses and dissertations.
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.
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.
Faculty members are required to have an adequate 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.
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 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.
Some travel may be required to attend National Faculty meetings and/or commencement activities.
Education and/or Experience
- Earned Master's in Nursing (MSN) and an earned Doctorate (preferably in Nursing or related field) from an accredited institution, with demonstrated coursework in the specialties of family nurse practitioner, adult nurse practitioner, gerontology nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, or women's health nurse practitioner.
- A record of professional scholarly contributions to their field of specialization.
- A minimum of one year experience of teaching in higher education, preferably in family nurse practitioner, adult nurse practitioner, gerontology nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, or women's health nurse practitioner.
- Recent clinical/practical experience in family nurse practitioner, adult nurse practitioner, gerontology nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, or women's health nurse practitioner areas.
- Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment.
- Excellent oral and written communication, leadership, team, collaboration and interpersonal skills.
- National certification in the area of family nurse practitioner, adult nurse practitioner, gerontology nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, or women's health nurse practitioner required.
- Evidence of current RN licensure in one of the 50 states in the US required.
- Experience with distance learning preferred.
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 six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.