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. Walden’s School of Psychology seeks part-time, virtual faculty for the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program to teach courses that are part of the Blended Academic Year in Residence (BAYR), online courses, and to chair dissertation committees. There are eight courses that are taught during the BAYR, and faculty are required to travel for these courses.
The eight courses for BAYR are:
- Ethics and Standards of Psychological Practice
- Cognitive Assessment
- Personality Assessment
- Multicultural Psychology
- Consultation and Supervision in Psychology
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy* Writing a Quality (dissertation) Prospectus in Psychology
- Clinical Psychopharmacology
For more information on the Academic Year in Residence, including travel dates: http://residencies.waldenu.edu/Calendar/Academic-Year-in-Residence-Calendar.htm
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 the student, the Faculty Member, Walden University, and the discipline in which the Faculty Member is involved. 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Earned doctorate in the field of Clinical Psychology (preferably from an APA accredited program), or a related field with experience in Clinical Psychology
- Ability and willingness to travel to Minneapolis at least twice a year to teach a nine-day, in residence portion of the clinical psychology courses outlined (in the general summary) is highly preferred.
- Experience supervising student research at the graduate level highly preferred
- One year of teaching experience at the graduate level, with at least one year of online teaching experience preferred.
- Candidates should possess a significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of psychology, including professional publications and conference presentations, and experience in the practice of psychology
- Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment
- Teaching, advising and mentoring; commitment to the promotion of applied research and the recruitment and development of a diverse faculty; excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills.
- Experience with mentoring and motivating learners in a distance-education environment.
- Ability to work with adult learners with variable skill levels and learning styles, as well as diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.