Walden University is an accredited institution that has beenserving the higher education needs of professionals for more than45 years. Offered online, Walden’s doctoral degree programs aredesigned to provide a diverse community of career professionalswith the opportunity to transform themselves asscholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive socialchange.GENERAL SUMMARY:The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership seeksdynamic, engaged, and supportive doctoral faculty research mentorsthat have strong communication and learning-relationship skills forthis part-time position in the Ph.D. in Education and Doctor ofEducation programs. Key responsibilities of this position are tofacilitate doctoral student learning during the dissertation anddoctoral capstone phase of their program and to engage and supportdoctoral students as emerging scholar-practitioners.These contributing, part-time faculty will be invited to serve aschairs and second members of dissertation committees within variousPh.D. in Education and Doctor of Education programs. Priority willbe given to those with K-12 and/or special educationexperience.What to expect as a Walden contributing faculty member:Faculty members educate Walden University students by effectivelyand proficiently using online technology and resources so thatknowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to andshared with students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, wellwritten, and timely communications. This is accomplished in anenvironment that is respectful of student, the Faculty Member,Walden University, and the discipline in which the Faculty Memberis involved. Faculty Members are expected to adhere to all WaldenUniversity Faculty expectations, which are clearly set forth to theFaculty Member at the start of his/her employment with theUniversity.General Expectations Include:•Supportive engagement at all times – build positive rapport,openness, trust, mutual inquiry and listening to students to helpthem learn, discover and apply research skills.•Effective online communications to maintain teaching and socialpresence and to stimulatecritical thinking and “learning to learn” skills.Responsibilities of this position include: Committee Membership:This position is primarily to serve on dissertation committees.Committee chairs are assigned to committee-related research forumsand are expected to check and respond to students as required bythe faculty handbook and program policy.Doctoral Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed,possess an earned degree from an accredited institution orrecognized by a country’s ministry of education in the disciplinebeing taught.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:Earned doctorate in education or a closely related field froman accredited university.K-12 and/or special education experience preferredExperience chairing dissertation committees to the completionof dissertation process.Candidates should possess a significant and current record ofprofessional contributions to the field of education. Record of thestudy of K-12 environments and/or special education isdesirable.Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needsof students earning their degrees in an eLearning environment.Teaching, advising and mentoring; commitment to the promotionof scholarly research; excellent leadership, communication, team,and human relations skills.May be invited to perform other duties and responsibilitiesthat management may deem necessary from time to time.Ideally, a candidate should be able to demonstrate:•Success at building effective student learning relationships thatsupport mutual inquiry and doctoral quality student progress andlearning outcomes. This includes the ability to provide clearexpectations and helping students “know what to do next”.•Strong servant leadership dispositions. This includes the abilityto listen carefully to students, and to be approachable andsupportive within Walden’s policies.•Strong time-management and co-project management skills.Ideally, a candidate should be strongly committed to:•Advocating for the learning and development needs of studentsearning their degrees in a distance learning environment.•Supporting the development of Walden University students to fosterpositive social change as scholar-practitioners.•Best practices in teaching, research, advising andmentoring.•The ongoing professional development of themselves asfaculty.•The willingness to perform other duties and responsibilities thatmanagement may deem necessary from time to time.Training:All new Faculty Members receive specific training from WaldenUniversity with respect to best practices in online learningfacilitation, doctoral mentoring, and effective supervision andreview of dissertations. They also receive socialization into theWalden University culture of quality, integrity, andstudent-learning centeredness and an orientation in their specificdegree program.Technology Proficiency/Requirements:Faculty members are expected to maintain a high level of technicalproficiency and have a strong commitment to learning newtechnologies. Faculty are required to have computer and softwareresources that enable effective delivery of academic services to adisbursed community of learners. The Faculty Member must be able touse Microsoft Office products, and must have reliable Internetaccess as well as alternate access as needed.TRAVEL:Some travel may be requested (maximally once perquarter). Serve as first or second member of dissertationcommittees.Will be asked to complete Walden- and program-based trainingbefore first assignment. Follow-up training will also be requiredby the university from time to time.May be asked to participate in program and university-basedresidencies.