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. With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, you can teach on your own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.
GENERAL SUMMARY: The School of Nursing seeks dynamic, innovative faculty in the Master of Science in Nursing program’s Family Nurse Practitioner/Adult-Gerontology/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner's (FNP/AGNP/AGACNP/PMHNP) track. The key responsibilities of the position are to teach pharmacology courses in the specialty area of FNP/AGNP/AGACNP/PMHNP. This position reports to the FNP/AGNP/AGACNP/PMHNP Specialty Coordinator in the MSN program in the School of Nursing. Part-time (Contributing) 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. Walden's MSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
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.
Training All new faculty members receive specific training from Walden University in the techniques of online 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 ofwww.turnitin.com); and research supervision of theses and dissertations. Teaching and mentorship assignments are contingent upon successful completion of required training. During the first term of teaching, faculty members may be assigned a faculty peer mentor (senior colleague) as an extension of their new instructor training. Peer mentors will continue to support instruction and provide peer reviews of the classroom on a regular basis.
Course Teaching/Availability Faculty members are assigned courses, which are taught using the Learning Management System (LMS), and are responsible for interacting with students within the LMS. Discussion Boards for classrooms are open 24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk. Faculty members are expected to be in the classroom a minimum of 4 days/wk and responses to student questions must be posted within 48 hrs. The university suggests regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats; office hours may be required based on program or college policy.Research Mentorship Faculty mentors may be assigned to work one-on-one with students to help students meet the research requirements of their degree. Faculty members are responsible for the provision of timely feedback, approval, assessment, and evaluation of each student's work within the classroom.
Residencies Graduate-level faculty may be invited to attend Residencies held domestically or internationally, where they will teach face-to-face intensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-wide discussions. Contributing (part-time) faculty may be invited to participate but are not required to attend.
Tools/Technical Skills 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.
Licensing/Certification Faculty members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or an institution that is 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.
Travel Contributing faculty members may have the opportunity to travel to university events and residencies. When traveling to these events, the faculty member will be expected to fully participate in the event. For core faculty, there will be required travel throughout the year.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE The successful candidate will:
A record of professional scholarly contributions to their field of specialization.
A minimum of one year experience of teaching in higher education.
Recent clinical experience in pharmacy practice.
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 pharmacotherapy preferred.
Evidence of current pharmacist license in one of the 50 states in the US required.
Experience with distance learning preferred.
WORK ENVIRONMENT 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 6–8 hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting (e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary). Technology Requirements Faculty members are expected to have a personal computer with virus protection and Internet access. Walden University provides a Walden e-mail account and access to the learning platform, password-protected faculty sections of the website, university and college listservs, and other faculty communications tools. Software Requirementsinclude current Web browser (Internet Explorer ver. 9.0 or higher or Firefox ver. 19 or higher); Microsoft Office suite; Adobe Reader; Adobe Flash Player; Apple QuickTime; Windows Media Player; antivirus software (e.g., McAfee or Norton) installed, running, and kept current by promptly installing the upgrades and patches made available by the software manufacturer. Software versions are subject to change
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. With a computer... and a high-speed Internet connection, you can teach on your own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.