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 faculty for the MS and Ph.D. Developmental Psychology program with part-time commitments. Share your professional experience and academic knowledge with students across the country and around the world. With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, you can teach on your own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.
Walden University seeks dynamic, innovative faculty for contributing (part time) positions in the Developmental Psychology program. Key responsibilities of this position include teach courses, and serve on the dissertation committees.
These contributing, part-time faculty will be invited to teach courses and serve as members of dissertation committees.
Responsibilities of this position include:
- Teach courses in the Developmental Psychology MS or PhD programs.
- Serve as committee chair, first or second member of doctoral project study committees
- Participate in program and university based residencies
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 SafeAssign), 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.
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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Earned doctorate in the field of Developmental Psychology or related field from an accredited university.
- Expertise in qualitative and mixed-method research methodology is desirable.
- Experience chairing or sitting on dissertation committees.
- Candidates should possess a significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of Psychology, including professional publications and conference presentations, experience in Developmental Psychology settings and/or professional activities.
- Three to five years of teaching experience at the graduate level preferred.
- 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.
- May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.